PhD

Computer Science

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 14.2 k / Year(s) Deadline: Apr 1, 2025
251–300 place StudyQA ranking:3023 Duration:4 years

The Ph.D. program requires a minimum of TWO graduate courses*, successful completion of the qualifying process and original research leading to a successfully defended Ph.D. thesis. Ph.D. students are normally accepted with funding, which is guaranteed for a minimum of FOUR years, subject to successful completion of the milestones of the PhD program. Funding is available for a FIFTH year following review of progress by the graduate committee.

  • Written and Oral Communication Skills
  • Data Management, Warehousing and Analytics
  • Mobile Computing
  • Machine Learning 
  • Genetic Algorithms and Programming 
  • Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience 
  • Advanced Topics in Natural Language Processing 
  • Autonomous Robotics
  • Machine learning for Big Data
  • Human Factors in On-Line Information Systems 
  • Advanced Computer Animation 
  • Ubiquitous Computing 
  • Human Computer Interaction 
  • Parallel Computing 
  • Advanced Topics in Networks 
  • Network Design and Management 
  • Advanced Topics in Network Security 
  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics 
  • Algorithms in Bioinformatics 
  • Directed Studies 
  • Doctoral Directed Studies 
  • Special Graduate Topics in Computer Science 
  • Research Seminar in Computer Science 
  • Research Project in Computer Science 
  • Directed Doctoral Research Project 
  • Doctoral Thesis 

Requirements

  • First-class thesis Master’s degree or its equivalent
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 credit hours of study
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing
  • Students for whom English is not their first language and who did not complete their previous degree at an English-speaking university will need to submit proof of English language proficiency.TOEFL iBT 92, TOEFL PB 580, IELTS 7
  • Pay $100 application fee
  • An official academic transcript for each post-secondary institution attended, sent directly from the host university in a sealed envelope (a notarized translation is also required for each non-English transcriptin addition to an original transcript sent directly from the host university in a sealed envelope). Notarized copies will not be accepted.
  • Two academic reference letters, either through the electronic reference system in the online application or by paper
  • If you plan to self-fund your studies, please include an original teller stamped or equivalent bank statement showing that you have sufficient funds for your full program fees plus $1200 per month for the full term of your studies.

Scholarships

  • Bursaries
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarships
  • Eliza Ritchie Doctoral Scholarship for Women
  • The President's Awards
  • Phi Kappa Pi Joe Ghiz Memorial Award
  • Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship
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