Why Computer Science @ Memorial?
Virtually every discipline - practical, theoretical, or creative - experiences the influence of computers today. The ever-increasing dependence on computer technology in our daily lives presents rich opportunities for those interested in the design of new applications and systems. Computer Science - the science of computing - provides a solid and rigorous foundation on which such systems and applications can be built. At the same time, computer science has a large potential impact on interdisciplinary collaboration. Whether your passion is to help fight global warming, uncover the secrets of the human genome, create intelligent robots, bring history alive through mobile apps, prevent terrorism, understand human social phenomena, play the stock market, create digital art, improve health care, or invent the technologies of the future, computing is central to these and most modern endeavors.
Memorial’s Department of Computer Science has grown significantly over the last decade, both in our faculty complement and our graduate student numbers. Since 2003, 50% of our new faculty hires are women, and our Master’s and PhD programs have quadrupled over the same period. For the next decade, we aim at becoming one of the most innovative and vibrant Computer Science departments in Canada. Memorial University offers a wide range of computer science programs, all of which are intended to be challenging and dedicated to the evolution of Computer Science.
Description of programs
- MSc – The MSc program has two options – research oriented thesis option and the applied course/work term option. The course/project master’s option is particularly suitable for applicants who intend to gain work experience in the industry.
- PhD – The PhD program involves courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis, and can be completed in four years of full-time study.
Contact a faculty supervisor
Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Department of Computer Science website for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.
Minimum admission requirements
- MSc – Bachelor degree (major in Computer Science or Computer Engineering) with a minimum average of 75% overall (international applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a valid GRE score report)
- PhD – Master’s degree in an appropriate area of study (international applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a valid GRE score report)
Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars and subject to change. Fees are approved by the University’s Board of Regents. In the event of a discrepancy between the fees approved by the Board and those published on this website, the fees approved by the Board will prevail. Financial policies are enforced through the Department of Financial and Administrative Services. For the complete and official list of all fees and charges, visit www.mun.ca/finance/fees/.
MSc: 2 years
PhD: 4 years
February 1 for Fall admission
June 1 (course/work term route only) for Winter admission
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