The M.Sc.A.C. will be accepting applications for full-time study only. To be eligible for this program, applicants must have an appropriate undergraduate degree in Computer Science or a related discipline with a minimum GPA of B+ (77-79%) in the final year (i.e. two terms) of full time of study (the equivalent of 5 full credits, or 10 half credits). Significant work experience (including co-op placements or internships) is preferred, but not required.
Application and Admission
For information on degree equivalencies, please use the University's International Degree Equivalencies Tool.
The 2015-2016 Application Cycle is now open!Please read our FAQ page before starting your application process.
While applicants may apply to both the M.Sc. and M.Sc.A.C. program, separate applications are required.
Applicants whose primary language is not English and who have graduated from a university where the primary language of instruction is not English must achieve a TOEFL score of at least 580 on the paper-based test and 4 on the TWE; 237 on the computer-based test and 4 on the essay writing component; 93/120 on the Internet-based test, and 22/90 on the writing and speaking sections. *When TOEFL scores are required, an MSc.A.C. application is not complete until successful scores have been submitted.
For the September 2015 program start date, tuition and fees for the entire 16-month program is estimated at $17,500 CDN for domestic students (Canadian citizens and permanent residents) and $39,000 CDN for international students.We expect, but cannot guarantee, that this will be more than offset by internship salaries.
All M.Sc.A.C. students must take CSC2701 (Communication for Computer Scientists), CSC2702 (Technical Entrepreneurship), and any four other courses from the department's broad selection. Note: course offerings may vary from year to year.
Information for Prospective Industry Partners
The M.Sc. A.C. offers industry a unique opportunity to engage with an experienced graduate student for an eight month intensive internship working on a significant project that can be developed from inception to completion. A student, an industry partner, and a faculty supervisor work together to determine the hands-on internship project. While the M.Sc. A.C. internship shares most of the benefits of our Professional Experience Year (PEY) program for DCS undergraduates, it also includes the benefit of a long-term internship with a highly trained graduate student as well as engagement with DCS faculty.
*Find a brochure outlining the program for industrial partners HERE.
The matches between students and industry will be made from December to April, with internships scheduled to begin May 1st. Prospective industry partners interested in accessing the catalogue may contact the Director of the M.Sc.A.C. program for further information.
Master of Science in Applied Computing
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Toronto
40 St. George Street, Room 4242
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E4
T: (416) 978-8762
F: (416) 946 7132