Master of Science in Computer Science atMcGill University , MontrealFaculty of Science


1.5 - 2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • Master of Science in Computer Science is a 45 credits program designed for students with a strong interest in research in computer science
  • The program combines a strong course component with a research thesis
  • Students have a option to complete this course with Thesis option or with Project option
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  • University Rankings
    • #73

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2022

    • #31

      - QS 2023

    • #46

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2023

    • #54

      - US News & World Report 2023

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 17,39,442
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 7,70,918
InsuranceINR 75,313
Annual FeesINR 1,02,237
TotalINR 9,48,468

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 CAD = INR 61.33


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 26ᵗʰ September 2023

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


CGPA - 3.2/4

  • Applicants must be a graduate of a university of recognized standing, hold the equivalent of a McGill degree at the Bachelor's level
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (C.G.P.A.) should be at least 3.2 out of 4
  • To be considered for admission, applicants should have completed a certain minimum set of computer science and mathematics courses. The minimum background is an undergraduate degree in Science with the equivalent of at least a strong Minor in Computer Science.
  • Core Computer Science Courses: Applicants are expected to have taken courses equivalent or analogous to at least four of the following core courses offered at McGill

    • COMP 206 Introduction to Software Systems
    • COMP 250 Introduction Computer Science
    • COMP 251 Algorithms and Data Structures
    • COMP 273 Introduction to Computer Systems
    • COMP 302 Programming Languages and Paradigms

  • Advanced Computer Science Courses: Applicants should have taken at least four advanced courses that are equivalent to the courses the School of Computer Science offers at the 300-level and above. The courses should cover both foundational (i.e. theoretical) material and applied material
  • Mathematics Courses:
    • MATH 222: Calculus III (partial differentiation and multiple integrals)
    • MATH 223: Linear Algebra (vector spaces, linear operators, eigenvalues and eigenvectors)
    • MATH 240: Discrete Structures

3 year degree accepted


  • Applicants with 3 year bachelor's degree are also eligible to apply


Marks - 100/120

  • No less than 22 in each of the four component scores


Marks - 6.5/9


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • All applicants are required to take the GRE test

Conditional Offer

Not mentioned

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Submit SOP
  • Two letters of recommendation are required
  • Submit CV

Step 2: Additional documents required

  • Submit academic transcripts
  • Submit GRE test score 
  • Submit English language proficiency test score

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

CAD 129 = INR 7.76 Thousand
Mode of payment: Credit card

Step 5: Application deadline

Fall (Sep 2021): Mar 1, 2021

Important Dates

Sep , 2023

Course Commencement Date

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for Canada.

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