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 (no score below 20); or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (no score below 6.5); or a minimum DuoLingo score of 120 (no score lower than 115).
  • Master's degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of full-time study (e.g. 60 credit units)

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