How to Apply

Program status for September 2022 and January 2023

Admissions for September 2022 have closed although admissions for January 2023 remain open.  

We will continue to consider complete January 2023 applications on a rolling basis. Find out more about our application process.

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 (FGS) for full details on admissions for graduate students at Dalhousie University.

Non-Canadian applicants whose first language is not English require a TOEFL score of at least 92 (IBT) or IELTS score of 7.0. For clarification and acepted testing, please refer to the FGS language requirements for clarification.

If your institution is unable to submit transcripts electronically, hard copies must be mailed to:

Faculty of Computer Science
Dalhousie University
6050 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 1W5
Canada

Please note, we do not process any applications received after the deadlines stated below. Any applications received by the deadline must be received by the deadline.

4. Admissions Interview

Applicants are required to participate in a short interview that will include an assessment of your oral and written communication skills, as well as problem-solving and programming skills. You will need access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection and webcam to participate.  

Details will be communicated to you before your admissions interview.

 

Application deadlines

Please note, we do not process any applications received after the stated deadline and any applications received by the deadline must be complete and include your unofficial transcript. By complete application packages, we mean that all components of the application must be received by the deadline, including but not limited to transcripts, reference letters, language test scores for international students, etc. 


Deadlines for applications from Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents
September admission January admission

May admission (by special arrangement)

Master of Applied Computer Science May 1 
October 1 N/A
Master of Computer Science June 1*  October 1 N/A
PhD June 1*  October 1 February 28
Master of Digital Innovation June 1 N/A N/A

Deadlines for international applications
September admission January admission May admission (by special arrangement)
Master of Applied Computer Science March 1 
August 1 N/A

Master of Computer Science April 1* August 1 N/A
PhD April 1* August 1 December 31
Master of Digital Innovation April 1 N/A N/A

*Consideration for funding is done on a rolling basis starting on November 30. As such, all applicants are encouraged to submit their complete application as early as possible.

Please note:

  • There is only September admission for the Master of Digital Innovation.
  • Admission for the Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) is in September and January, there is no admission in May.

Contact us
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Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Email: graduate@cs.dal.ca