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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Computer Science)

 2 years
 full time
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Regina

$ 3,949 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • The University of Regina offers MSc in Computer Science with a duration of 2 years (4 terms) program.
  • This program is offered on a full-time basis.
  • This program contains four options: course work, thesis, co-op, or project option.
  • The MSc in Computer Science program focuses on the following areas of research:
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Databases and Information Retrieval
    • Graphics, Image and Audio Processing
    • Multimedia, and Software Engineering.
    • Cyber Security 
    • Blockchain
    • Big Data.
  • Students are enrolled in a Co-op route in their program of study and receive a letter from the Co-op office.
  • Students can go for an internship during their last year of study.
  • The student to faculty ratio for the computer science program is 20:1.
  • This course is accredited by CIPSAC (Canadian Information Processing Society).
  • Students may complete a Master's thesis route by undertaking 15 credits of coursework as well as 15 credits of thesis research together with the thesis defense.
  • Students opting for the project route are required to complete  21 credits of coursework, 9 credits of professionally oriented project research, and project defense with 7 courses.
  • Students may complete a Master's co-op route by undertaking 21 credits of coursework, 12 credits of project research, and 3 credits of co-op education placement project report, presentation, and defense.
  • Placements/Job opportunities after MSc Computing Science are  Network Administrator, Database Administrator, Software Programmer, QA Tester, etc.
  • The average salary goes up to 49,500 USD after completing this program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 12,382 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Regina
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have a graduating average of at least 70 percent from a four-year bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent.
  • The related fields include a UG degree in computer science programs are software security, data security, agent-oriented software engineering, software reuse, Software Engineering, and Web Intelligence.
  • GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 (B grade).
  • Students must be qualified in IELTS or TOEFL and GRE to get admission in this program.


Students without related academic experience or work experience are encouraged to apply for the computer science program. Student needs to complete the following courses:

    • Electronic Systems Engineering
    • Database
    • Algorithms

    Indian Student Eligibility

    Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

    • Students have to complete a four-year undergraduate degree in a relevant field.
    • Students with a marginally lower four-year average may be accepted if their performance in the last two complete years is significantly higher (75% or more).
    • Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

    Required Document List

    The Documents required are:

    • College Transcripts: The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
    • Financial Documentation: The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
    • Two Letter of Recommendation: This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
    • Statement of Purpose: This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
    • Resume/CV: This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
    • Tests Score statement: IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or other English proficiency testing results.

    Application Deadline

    Mar 15

    Jul 15

    Nov 15

    Scores Required

    70 / 120

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    6.5 / 9

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    59 / 90

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2
    Tuition fees$3949$3949
    Total fees$6191$6191

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Room and board$ 4,803
    Food$ 1,329

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
    Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
    Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
    (ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
    FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
    Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
    Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
    Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
    Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
    VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
    BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
    JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
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    VISA & Work Study


    • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
    • A student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
    • The student must have a student visa to enroll in any degree, program, or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
    • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
    • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
    • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Student VISA.
    • A student VISA is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
    • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
      • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
      • Proof of identity 
      • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

    Work Study

    • Students can find employment on-campus or off-campus while studying at the University of Regina is a great way to get valuable work experience, gain skills to help them find jobs after their graduation, develop connections and relationships, and help their financial situation.
    • Students can work up to 20 hours per week. Working more than 20 hours per week is a violation of their study permit conditions.
    • Student visa holders in Canada may gain work experience by working off-campus while completing their studies.

    Career and Placement after Course

    The followings are the career/Job opportunities after MSc in computer science:

    • Network Administrator
    • Database Administrator
    • Software Programmer
    • QA Tester
    • Game Developer
    • Application Developer
    • Software Marketer
    • Technical Architect

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