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 deadline

  • July 1, 2020 (for admission in January 2021, winter term)
  • November 1, 2020 (for admission in May 2021, spring term)
  • January 15, 2021 (for admission in September 2021, fall term)

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

  • Canadian and permanent resident students, full-time: $3,000.00 per course tuition and $491.01 incidental fees per term (as of January 2021)
  • International students, full-time: $5,110.00 per course tuition and $703.01 incidental fees per term (as of January 2021)
  • Study and living costs