The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science is one of the world's pioneers in computing education and research. Graduate students play a vital role in all of the school's research activities. Active areas of research include algorithms and complexity, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, computer graphics, databases and text management, networks and distributed systems, programming languages, scientific computing, software engineering, computer algebra and symbolic computation, computational statistics, cryptography, security and privacy, formal methods, health informatics, human-computer interaction and user interfaces, information retrieval, and quantum computing. Valuable cross-cutting research is also showcased within the Faculty of Mathematics Research Information for Grad Students

Official program requirements, including required courses and milestones, are noted in the University of Waterloo Graduate Studies Calendar

The School offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees.