The Queen’s School of Computing offers a graduate program that is unique in its quality, diversity, innovation and reach. Our faculty and students are engaged in research projects that span traditional and innovative computer science. For example, one team is designing wireless networks of tiny sensors located deep below the surface of the ocean to study that largely unknown world. Another group is developing techniques to increase the accuracy and reduce the discomfort of medical processes. Some students are discovering properties of certain computers that are radically different from the ones we have today. Others are building organic interfaces for humans to communicate with computers. We are finding methods to make databases more secure, software more reliable and computers more intelligent.
Application Deadline: January 15 for both September & January admissions
Notification of acceptance is between February and June.
"One of the best decisions I've made was to return to graduate school at Queen's University in order to pursue a doctoral degree. My time in industry was tremendously valuable, and I gained a lot of real-world knowledge, but there are few things that can compete with the intellectual and personal freedom that comes with the pursuit of a graduate degree. The research being done in the School of Computing is cutting edge, and everyone in the department really loves what they do. I can't imagine myself anywhere else."
Our students are involved in cross-collaborations with Johns Hopkins University.
We encourage all M.Sc. and Ph.D. candidates to obtain a supervisor before beginning your studies. A candidate may be jointly supervised by more than one person. In cases of co-supervision, one supervisor may be from outside the School.
Our graduates have been able to secure postdoctoral fellowships, as well as positions in industry, academia and government, including: academic positions at universities around the world; management positions in public, private and non-profit organizations; systems software developer; telecommunications/networks engineer; biomedical engineer/bioinformatics specialist ; special effects/graphics specialist; computer systems/database manager; operations research specialist; systems analyst/operating systems programmer; and electronic data processing auditor.
International students receive the same package with an additional $5,000 toward tuition.
You may also qualify for departmental awards or external awards such as NSERC, OGS and the Microsoft award (for women). Entering graduate students who win federal government tri-council awards are automatically provided a $5,000 top-up award by Queen’s.
Grades: We consider your last two years.
M.Sc.: Students come from such disciplines as Computing, the biomedical area, mathematics/ statistics, engineering, physics and life sciences. Some may need to take additional courses.
Statement of research interests.
If required, International students TOEFL score of 580 (Paper based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.
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