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Masters of Science (MSc) in Computer Science Acadia University




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Develop your skills and experience in research and development in computing. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your employment options or advance towards a PhD program, Acadia's Master in Computer Science will help you achieve your goals.

By choosing Acadia's graduate program in computer science, you will increase the depth and breadth of your knowledge through additional coursework and study, and you will further develop your research skills through challenging projects and development of a thesis with your supervisor. You will benefit from our small class sizes and collaborative approach to research – developing a high degree of contact and collaboration with your supervisor and gaining skills by working with groups with fellow researchers. Many of our research projects are collaborative in nature, where you will be working and reflecting with your supervisors and groups of students while pursuing your own particular research project.

Research Interests

  • Agent-based distributed systems applications
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomic computing
  • Computer-supported co-operative work
  • Data compression
  • DBMS performance
  • Distributed systems
  • Graph theory algorithms
  • Handheld and wireless technologies
  • Intelligent agents and adaptive software systems
  • Intelligent information retrieval and integration
  • Knowledge management
  • Logic theory and algorithms
  • Machine learning
  • User modelling and user adapted interfaces.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Masters of Science (MSc) in Computer Science.

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

CAD$12,581.00 (6,78,591) per year


06-Jan-20, 09-Sep-20


Acadia University

15 University Avenue,


Nova Scotia (NS),

B4P 2R6, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Candidates for admission to the graduate programs of Acadia University must possess an honours degree, or a four-year bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an approved university. Those candidates possessing a major in a field other than that of their graduate program will normally be required to take enough undergraduate courses to make up the equivalent of an Acadia undergraduate major. Special consideration may be given to those candidates wishing to change from one undergraduate field to a related graduate one.

Candidates must have at least a B- average (70%) in the courses taken in the major field in the last two undergraduate years (or 60 credit hours) of university study, including coursework in undergraduate degree(s) and any graduate work completed.

Acadia's English requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS (Academic ONLY) - 6.5 overall with no subtest score below 6.0
  • TOEFL - 93 IBT with no subtest score below 20
  • CAEL - 70 overall with no subtest score below 60
  • PTE Academic - 61 with no subtest score below 60

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