Graduate Admissions

Admission requirements for the School of Computer Science programs can be found below.

Please note, we do not pre-evaluate any documents, and must receive all the required documentation before your application can be assessed. If you need further assistance, please contact our Graduate Program Assistant.

We strongly encourage all applicants to get in touch with prospective Graduate Faculty Supervisors prior to applying to our thesis-based MSc and PhD programs, as finding a SoCS supervisor is mandatory for admission. You can review SoCS Faculty Areas of Research to assist you in finding a suitable SoCS graduate faculty supervisor.

Tips for Finding a Supervisor
 

How to Apply

Please apply online at Applying to Guelph.


Application Deadlines

MSc and PhD

Available spaces in the MSc and PhD programs fill quickly, so it is in your best interest to submit your application and all required supporting documentation early. Our application deadline dates for each semester of enrollment for domestic and international* applicants are as follows:

  • Spring 2022: February 1, 2022
  • Fall 2022: June 1, 2022
  • Winter 2023: October 1, 2022

Please note: Application processing times can vary and take approximately two to three months for decision.

Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence (MCTI)

Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2022. Admission to the MCTI program is available once annually in the Fall semester only. The application deadlines for Fall 2022 are as follows:

  • International Students: May 1, 2022*
  • Domestic Students: June 1, 2022

*We encourage International applicants to apply 6-9 months in advance of this deadline in order to ensure study permits can be processed in time for admission. Please see the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Recommendations for International Applicants for suggested application timeline.


Please note, we will not be able to pre-evaluate any documents, and must receive all the required documentation before your application can be evaluated. If you need further assistance, please contact our Graduate Program Assistant.