How to Apply

Admission requirements 

To be considered for a graduate program within the Faculty of Computer Science, all applicants must have the equivalent of a four-year undergraduate university degree, a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0, and meet the following program-specific admission requirements. Visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies for full details on admissions for graduate students at Dalhousie University.

Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS)

  • If applying from a non-CS background, qualifying year courses may be necessary
  • Non-Canadian applicants whose first language is not English require a TOEFL score of at least 92 (IBT) or IELTS score of 7.0
  • Please note: MACS program does not accept students for the summer term. Applicants should follow the application deadlines for September and January. 

Application deadlines

The following deadlines are in effect. Applications received after the deadlines will be considered for admission in the next term. For preferred consideration for financial aid, please apply before November 30.

Please note:

  • There is only September admission for the Master of Electronic Commerce (MEC) or Master of Health Informatics (MHI) programs.
  • Admission for the Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) is in September and January, there is no admission in May.
Deadlines for applications from Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents September admission January admission

May admission (by special arrangement)

Master of Applied Computer Science June 1 
October 31 N/A
Master of Computer Science June 1 (For preferred consideration for financial aid: November 30) October 31 February 28
PhD June 1 (For preferred consideration for financial aid: November 30) October 31 February 28
Master of Electronic Commerce June 1 (For preferred consideration for financial aid: November 30) N/A N/A
Master of Health Informatics June 1 (For preferred consideration for financial aid: November 30) N/A N/A
Deadlines for international applications September admission January admission May admission (by special arrangement)
Master of Applied Computer Science April 1 
August 31 N/A

Master of Computer Science March 1 (For preferred consideration for financial aid: November 30) August 31 December 31
PhD April 1 (For preferred consideration for financial aid: November 30) August 31 December 31
Master of Electronic Commerce April 1 (For preferred consideration for financial aid: November 30) N/A N/A
Master of Health Informatics April 1 (For preferred consideration for financial aid: November 30) N/A N/A

Additional requirements for international students

  • Official TOEFL test scores as listed above by program or International Degree Equivalencies.
    The TOEFL score may be waived where the student has completed a degree program at an institution where the language of instruction is English and the official transcripts reflect this fact.
  • Applicants with bachelor's degrees in computer science or engineering from Indian universities are encouraged to submit their JEE or GATE scores. Applicants with high scores in these tests will have increased chance for admission and/or financial support. Please upload a copy of the test results to the online application, and mail an original paper copy.

Additional information for international students



Contact us

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Email: cs.admissions@dal.ca