Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English. Requirements are as follows: a minimum TOEFL score of 94, with no minimum score below 20; or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0, with no minimum score below 6.5.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least a 80% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units)
  • A Master's degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study

    • Additional selection criteria includes a statement of research interest; a resume; and three letters of reference.

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in the 996 course.

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
  • CMPT 990.0
  • CMPT 996.0
  • a minimum of 6 credit units
  • comprehensive examination
  • qualifying examination