The Master of Applied Computer Science (MApCompSc) increases students' knowledge of both the theoretical and practical applications of computer science. The program is designed for those who want to reorient their careers toward computer applications in industry and commerce. The degree is full-time, with a normal duration of two years. However, candidates employed in business, government or other academic programs may study on a part-time basis. Graduates of the MApCompSc are highly sought-after as qualified professionals able to design and create new softwares, modify and test existing ones, devise efficient algorithms, and implement techniques for computerized applications in a broad range of industries. The program offers students a wide variety of stimulating core and elective courses on a complete range of computer science and software engineering topics.
Minimum 20 credits:
Chosen from Topic Areas C01 through C07.
May include ENCS 6931, COMP 6971, COMP 6981, or COMP 6961, and a maximum of 8 credits chosen from computer science courses at the 6000 level marked with a (*); 4 credits chosen from COMP 5261 and COMP 5421; and 12 credits from Topic Areas C08 through C13, and C16.
Programming Competency: The programming competency of students is assessed on the basis of computer-based tests, administered in the core course COMP 6481.
Undergraduate degree in computer science or a graduate diploma in computer science.
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
February 1 (all applicants)
July 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.
Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students are eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.