The Master of Computer Science provides students with an opportunity to broaden their base of knowledge and increase their research capabilities in a specific area of computer science. The program should appeal to students of related disciplines, such as mathematics and electrical and computer engineering, who have successfully completed core courses in computer science. It is ideal for those in business and industry who wish to gain a solid education in computer science and/or software engineering at the theoretical and practical levels. The MCompSc consists of coursework and research, culminating in the presentation of a thesis. Graduates can pursue their training at the Doctoral level (PhD), the department’s highest degree, and attain the greatest possible expertise in their chosen fields.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
16 Credits – Courses
A minimum of 8 credits must be chosen from Topic Areas C01 through C07. Any remaining credits may be chosen from Topic Areas C08 through C13, and C16, and COMP 6961. A maximum of 4 credits can be chosen from computer science courses at the 6000 level marked with (*).
29 credits – Master’s Research Thesis
COMP 7941 - Master’s Research and Thesis (29 credits)
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or other disciplines such as engineering, sciences, and mathematics with very high standing.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
All applicants: Canadian / International / Permanent Resident
June 1 (all applicants)
October 1 (all applicants)
February 1 (all applicants)
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
Tuition & funding
The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.
Competitive funding packages in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.