Data Science and Artificial Intelligence - MDSAI at Waterloo

At a glance:

Note: direct entry into the Master of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (MDSAI) non-co-op program is only available through the part-time option. An MDSAI full-time  (co-op) option is also available.

Application and document submission deadline

  • January 15 (for admission in September)
  • November 1 (for admission in May of the following year)
  • July 1 (for admission in January of the following year)

Study options

  • Coursework

Minimum admission requirements

  • Honours Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in data science, computer science, statistics, mathematics or a related field, with a minimum overall average of 78%.
  • Experience at the senior level in at least one of computer science or statistics.
  • Three references, at least two academic.
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)

Approximate tuition, fees, and living costs

  • To determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program, visit the Graduate program tuition page on the Finance website. Once you are on the page:
    • Choose your program type: master’s & diploma programs or doctoral programs
    • Choose your residency status: Canadian/permanent resident or international
    • Choose a term (tuition amounts for future terms are posted approximately two months prior to the start of each term and incidental fees are subject to change)
    • Find your program under the appropriate faculty. Tuition amounts are listed per term, with three terms occurring over the course of a year.
  • Review the study and living costs