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International :18 Dec 

PhD Applied Computing

 Course Level
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

20530 CAD
20530 CAD

Application fee

International 120 CAD
National 120 CAD
Department of Computer Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)93
TOEFL-PBT (min)580

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About this course

You will be required during your application to indicate which research interest you would like to pursue during your graduate studies. You will be asked to select one of the research interests as your primary area of interest, and up to two more as secondary areas of interest.

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants whose primary language is not English and who have graduated from a university where the primary language of instruction is not English must achieve a TOEFL score of at least 580 on the paper-based test and 4 on the TWE; 237 on the computer-based test and 4 on the essay writing component; 93/120 on the Internet-based test, and 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections. If TOEFL scores are required, your MScAC application is not complete until successful scores have been submitted.

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Course Modules

Research Area

Artificial Intelligence

Computational Linguistics: Natural language processing, speech processing, information retrieval, machine translation, language acquisition, formal perspectives on language, cognitive modelling of language acquisition and processing

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning: Knowledge representation, reasoning and inference, planning and decision making, search, multiagent systems

Machine Learning: Classification and regression, deep learning, structured prediction,ranking, representation learning, speech, image and text modeling

Computer Vision: Tracking, object recognition, 3D reconstruction, computational photography, content-based image retrieval and human motion analysis

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How to Apply


  • We accept MScAC applications for full-time study only.
  • Applicants must have an appropriate undergraduate degree in computer science or a related discipline with a minimum GPA of B+ (77-79%) in the final year (i.e. two terms) of full-time of study (the equivalent of 5 full credits, or 10 half credits).
  • For information on degree equivalencies, please use the University's International Degree Equivalencies Tool.
  • Significant work experience (including co-op placements or internships) is preferred, but not required.


  • Applicants must first apply directly to the University of Toronto through the School of Graduate Studies (SGS).
  • While applicants may apply to both the MSc and MScAC program, separate applications are required.
  • Within 1 to 2 business days of paying the SGS application fee, you will receive an email with login details for the graduate application system for the Department of Computer Science (DCS).
  • This email message will be sent to the email provided to SGS.
  • On the DCS application you must include a statement of purpose and three letters of support from faculty and/or employers.
  • For detailed admission procedures, visit Information for Graduate Applicants.

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