Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Division of Research and Graduate Studies
214 Horton Hall, 18 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS
Canada B4P 2R6

Computer Science

Program Information
Faculty: Research and Graduate Studies
Degree: Master; Co-op
Field of Study: Computer Science
Description Computer scientists are problem solvers. The study of computer science provides students with the ability to develop systems for many fields, using innovation and creativity. The knowledge students obtain is applied to many fields such as medicine, business, and forensics. Students at the Jodrey School of Computer Science acquire skills that are relevant, current, and in demand. These skills are gathered in a cutting-edge, nationally-accredited curriculum, as well as through relevant job experience supported by Acadia's co-op program and industry partners. Computing can be your main area of study or integrated with other disciplines such as Biology, Education, or Music. A degree in Computer Science allows a student to secure employment in an area of personal interest. A co-operative education option is available to students who are enrolled in the Master of Science in Computer Science program. Co-operative education offers a minimum of four months and a maximum of eight months of work experience in industry while students are completing the requirements for a degree. The full 8-months of work experience are required to complete the Co-op Option. Work terms are non-credit courses, graded as pass or fail over and above the required courses for the degree and are not considered as replacement courses for the degree. Students enroll in co-op in September of their first year of study. Two terms of study must be completed prior to the student's first co-op term. Co-op terms must be completed prior to the student's final full term of study.
Website: Computer Science at Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Length: 2 Year(s)
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 70 to 70
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580]

Applicans must also complete a Departmental Information Form and Registration form.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Two official transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended is required (except Acadia).

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: June 11, 2014