Apply Now!

Department of Computer Science

Website

University Catalogue

CONTACT

Graduate Chair: Dwight Makaroff

Graduate Secretary: Gwen Lancaster


176 Thorvaldson Bldg., University of Saskatchewan
110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C9
Canada

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."

Rita Orji
Ph.D. Student

Computer Science

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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

For more information, please visit the detailed admission requirements and application process for the Department of Computer Science.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

The Department of Computer Science normally admits applicants to commence in September.  In exceptional circumstances, an applicant may be admitted in January. 

  • Applications from international applicants must be received by January 15 of the same calendar year.
  • Applications from Canadian applicants must be received by February 15.

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.

CAREER PATH

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.

M.Sc. +

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.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Four-year bachelor's degree in computer science
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units).
  • A minimum TOEFL score of at least 90 (IBT), with no individual score below 20, or a minimum IELTS score of at least 7.0, with no individual score below 6.5.
  • Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study, and research.

Ph.D. +

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.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A Master's degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university in a relevant discipline.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 80% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study.
  • A minimum TOEFL score of at least 90 (IBT), with no individual score below 20, or a minimum IELTS score of at least 7.0, with no individual score below 6.5.
  • Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study, and research.