Are you a Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons.) student considering graduate studies?
The MCS Accelerated Pathway allows Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons.) students a chance to fast-track their MCS studies, enabling students to reach their academic and career goals sooner!
How it Works
- At the end of the third year of the BCS (Hons.), students express interest in the MCS Accelerated Pathway by emailing the SCS Undergraduate Advisors at email@example.com and request an audit review. The Undergraduate Advisors will confirm if the student has room on their audit for 1.0 credit in 5000-level COMP courses.
- The SCS Graduate Director will review the student’s audit and notify the student if they’ve been admitted to the MCS Accelerated Pathway.
- Accepted students can take up to 2 COMP 5000-level courses (or to 1.0 cr) in their fourth year in place of 4th-year COMP courses.
- If the student wishes to pursue an MCS degree at Carleton, they must apply by the January 15th deadline. If admitted to the program MCS program, the COMP 5000-level courses (up to 1.0 cr) taken as part of the BCS will be counted towards the MCS program requirements through ‘Advanced Standing,’ provided the grades achieved are B+ or higher. Advanced Standing will reduce the required courses needed in the MCS, typically resulting in students completing the MCS program at a faster pace.
Requirements for Eligibility to the Accelerated Pathway
- Third-year Standing in the BCS (Hons.) program with substantial completion of the required courses at the 3000-level and below.
- A major GPA of at least 10.0.