M.Sc. On Campus

Computing and Data Analytics

16 months
27365 CAD/year
14470 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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We offer a master degree at Computing and Data Analytics at Saint Mary's University. Gartner projects that over 75% of enterprises will be using AI by the end of 2024, driving a 5x increase in streaming data and analytics infrastructures.


At Saint Mary's University, in the Computing and Data Analytics program, applications for our next intake, are now open.

With these staggering levels of growth, there is a huge demand for data-savvy professionals with the ability to analyze, communicate, and innovate in a data-centric economy.  

Simultaneously, the demand for conventional computing expertise (computer programming, product development, quality engineering, etc.) also continues to rise.

Benefits of the MSc CDA

  • Develop in-demand skills and practical experience applying industry-relevant technologies, methods, and data sets to solve real-world problems.
  • Outstanding careers – since the program’s launch, nearly 100% of graduates have received full-time job offers from Fortune 500 firms, SMEs, and start-ups alike. Meet our Graduates
  • Study with award-winning instructors from Saint Mary’s Faculty of Science and the Sobey School of Business, AACSB Accredited and the largest Canadian business school east of Quebec

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • UI/UX Design and Quality Engineering    
  • Managing and Programming Databases    
  • Web, Mobile, and Cloud Application Development    
  • Business Intelligence and Data Visualization    
  • Big Data and Information Technology Management    
  • Data and Text Mining    

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3 (recommended)

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants require a four-year Bachelor of Science in Computing Science degree (or equivalent in a quantitative field) with a cumulative GPA equal to 70%
  • Letter of Intent describing how the program will benefit your educational and career goals
  • An up-to-date CV
  • Applicants must successfully complete a programming test
  • Applicants must successfully complete a technical interview
  • Students whose first language is not English, and who have not attended an English language secondary school or who do not hold a degree completed entirely in English, must meet Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27365 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27365 CAD per year during 16 months.
  • National

    14470 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14470 CAD per year during 16 months.

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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