Students may be admitted to the course-based Master's program if they hold an Honours or 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Computer Science, Computer Science and/or Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent and if they present a suitable selection of courses.
Minimum entry requirement: overall GPA of 3.0 in all computing, mathematics and statistics courses.
English requirement: A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (internet-based) or International English Language Testing System IELTS (6.5) is needed. The test should have been taken within two years of the date a completed application is filed.
The Department allows students to begin their program in September or January. For admission for each of these start dates, Canadian/U.S. students should send their applications with complete supporting documentation to the Office of Graduate Studies no less than three (3) months before the intended start date. All other students should send their applications with complete supporting documentation no later than six (6) months before the intended start date. Fall (September) intake - February 1st and for Winter (January) intake - July 1st. Application form can be downloaded from http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/grad-studies-programs
Students are required to take a minimum of 21 credit hours of GACS-7xxx/3 courses (excluding GACS-7500 thesis course) and a minimum of 9 credit hours of ACS-4xxx/3 courses.
SECOND LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: None
EXPECTED TIME TO GRADUATE: 2 years
MAXIMUM TIME REQUIRED TO GRADUATE: 5 years
Switching from Course-based Program to Thesis-based Program:
Students may switch from course-based to thesis-based program at any time during the program provided a thesis supervisor is willing to accept them. The department is not responsible for finding thesis supervisors.