Diverse Programs and Research OpportunitiesPart of the Faculty of Arts & Science, DCS offers programs leading to an Honours Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). Numerous forms of specialization exist within our undergraduate programs, as do industrial experience and research endeavours (e.g., the Professional Experience Year Program). Graduate students can choose from projects spanning the entire spectrum of computer science research and beyond. Apart from strength in core DCS research areas, many of our faculty are engaged in interdisciplinary research involving partnerships with colleagues across the university and beyond.
Highest-quality Faculty and StudentsDCS is home to internationally-recognized faculty and students. Faculty in DCS have been presented with a wide variety of honours and awards over the years, including the Turing Award (the "Nobel Prize" of Computer Science), and many other international and national honors. Our faculty and graduate students consistently produce high-impact research that is among the most highly cited in computer science and attracts attention far beyond the discipline. Our students, both graduate and undergraduate, excel on the national and international stages. For instance, DCS has been awarded more Canada Graduate Scholarships, the country's most prestigious graduate fellowship, than any other computer science department in Canada.
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A Great LocationDCS is situated in the heart of Toronto, the third largest information and communication technology center in North America. Industrial partners include IBM, Avaya Inc., Ontario Power Generation, MITEL Corporation and Microsoft. Our location in the city is a real advantage, adding depth and breadth to our research possibilities and encouraging strong industry connections.
What’s more, DCS has the benefit of being at UofT, the largest university in Canada. Our buildings and facilities on the UofT campus are state-of-the-art, and faculty and students have access to a library system that has been rated by the Association of Research Libraries as third-best research library system on the continent. The UofT’s reputation for excellence serves as a tremendous foundation for the work we do at DCS.