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Graduate Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements

All students must meet the minimum admission requirements set forth by the College of Graduate Studies.  Note that some of the additional requirements, below, are more stringent than these requirements, and supersede these minimum requirements.

Students who have not completed a degree in an English-speaking country must demonstrate:

  • An aggregate TOEFL score of at least 90 (IBT), with no individual score below 20; or
  • An aggregate IELTS score of at least 7.0, and with no individual score below 6.5; or
  • An acceptable score from another approved ESL proficiency test.

Although not compulsory, GRE results can be submitted and may enhance your application.

In addition, there are requirements for entry into specific programs that must be met, given below.

Doctoral Program

To be admitted to the Ph.D. program an applicant must hold a thesis-based M.Sc. in Computer Science (or an equivalent background) and a University of Saskatchewan equivalent grade point average (GPA) of 80%. The applicant must show an ability to work independently and engage in original research. In addition, all applicants must satisfy the regulations for admission to the College of Graduate Studies and Research as set out in the University Calendar. 

Master's Program

Applicants will have completed a four-year undergraduate degree in Computer Science with high standing. Students with other backgrounds may also be considered for admittance in exceptional circumstances, but will be required to make up background deficiencies through additional courses.  Applicants can also be guided in the appropriate selection of preparatory courses that would qualify them for admission consideration.