Department of Computer Science
Graduate Chair: Mark Keil
Graduate Secretary: Gwen LancasterPhone: (306) 966-4897
176 Thorvaldson Bldg., University of Saskatchewan
110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C9
Rita Orji is a doctoral student interested in developing technology to persuade people to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
"I am delighted that the University of Saskatchewan has given me the opportunity to make a contribution to a research area about which I am so passionate."
The department of computer science offers thesis-based master's and doctoral programs. In general, the master's program trains graduates who will become senior technical professionals in industry or prepares students for entry into a doctoral program. The doctoral program trains graduates for careers in academic or industrial research.
Programs of study may begin in either September or January. To begin September 1, applications must be received by February 15 of the same calendar year. To begin January 1, applications must be received by July 30 of the preceding calendar year.
FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
All applicants to a computer science graduate program are automatically considered for financial support.
M.Sc. students are normally funded at the rate of $17,500/yr for at least two years. Ph.D. students normally receive $20,500/yr for at least 3 years. Some sources of funding require that the student have a GPA of at least 80% at the time of admission and maintain a GPA of at least 75% for the duration of their funding period. Depending on the source of the funding, students may be required to provide service hours to the department as a lab instructor or marker. Students may also apply for additional service hours to earn additional income. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for external funding such as an NSERC postgraduate scholarship.
For more information on financial assistance available from the Department of Computer Science, please click here.
The master's and doctoral programs in computer science offer students high quality, cutting edge research opportunities and supervision by world leaders in their respective fields. Graduates of our program have gone on to work for industry leading companies such as HP Labs and Pixar Animation Studios.
For admission and degree requirements, please see the University Catalogue.
Our master's program is ideally suited to students wishing to become senior professionals in the technology industry or to those seeking to prepare for a career in scientific research. Graduates of this program often become senior programmers or project leaders at companies that develop commercial software or game design studios.
Our doctoral program provides students with intensive training in the scientific enterprise for those wishing to pursue academic or industrial research careers. Graduates of this program are qualified to seek positions in the research and development units of large technology companies or to pursue independent research careers as university professors.