Admission Requirement

Students may be admitted to the thesis-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.   A student must have a supervisor selection prior to admission.    

Minimum entry requirement:  overall GPA of 3.0

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 (2) years of the date a completed application is filed. For proof of English language proficiency, please refer:

Students can also be admitted to the Master's program upon successful completion of a University of Winnipeg designed pre-Master's program which consists of a set of upper-level undergraduate courses. Please contact the Department for details. 


   Application Deadlines

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. Application form can be downloaded from


    Program Requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours from the list of Applied Computer Science Graduate courses, plus GACS-7500 Graduate Thesis.  Students are required to write a thesis and successfully defend their thesis in an open oral defense in the presence of a thesis committee.  Students must select their courses in consultation with their thesis supervisor.  





    Switching from Thesis-based Program to Course-based Program: 

Students may switch from thesis-based to course-based program after the first term from the date of initial registration.  A switch can be made only with the written approval of their thesis Supervisor and the Department Graduate Program Committee Chair.