Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Pace University

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Pace University

New York, NY
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August 1
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10 Departments and Programs
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Graduate Programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University

The Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University has cutting-edge graduate programs that help students strengthen their skills and become critical thinkers, prolific researchers, and leaders in their fields. Recognized for its small classes, rigorous academics, and supportive faculty members, Dyson offers a diverse range of master's and doctoral programs that are grounded in practice and scholarship.

The college's graduate programs prepare students for careers in dramatic arts, environmental science, forensic science, media and communication arts, mental health, public administration, public safety, and publishing.

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The Master of Fine Arts at Pace University

The Actors Studio Master in Fine Arts (MFA) is a full-time, 3-year program that consists of a 115-credit actor track, 115-credit director track, and 93-credit playwright track. The program includes Craft Seminars in which artists from the Actors Studio share their experiences with students.

It also includes participation in the celebrated Bravo television show "Inside the Actor's Studio."

Master of Public Administration Program

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at Pace University consists of 39 to 45 credits of core, track, elective, and specialization courses. Students each choose 1 of the following 4 tracks: government, not-for-profit management, environmental management, or health care administration.

The Master of Arts in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals

The Master of Arts (MA) in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals at Pace University provides advanced training in preventing criminal and terroristic activities, protecting the public from human and natural disasters, and responding to emergencies.

The 2-year program, which can be completed primarily online, also prepares safety and security professionals for leadership positions in fields related to public safety and national security.

Its curriculum consists of 33 to 36 credits of coursework, including a master's project or thesis.

Master of Arts in Media and Communication Arts

The MA in Media and Communication Arts offers advanced training in advertising, editing, media writing, producing, public relations, and videography. It consists of 36 credits of coursework including an internship and a comprehensive exam.

Master of Arts in Psychology

The 36-credit MA in Psychology program provides a general foundation in the field of psychology. Its curriculum helps students obtain the skills needed to assess and understand the interconnected aspects of people's lives, including family, school, work groups, and other important systems.

Master of Science in Counseling

Students in the MS in Counseling receive specialized training in substance abuse counseling or loss and grief counseling. They each complete 21 credits of core psychology courses that include an internship and capstone course. Additionally, they each take 15 credits of specialization courses.

Master of Science in Environmental Science Program

The MS in Environmental Science program explores environmental issues from ethical, legal, public policy, and scientific perspectives. Students each take 31 to 35 credits of courses, including 18 credits of core courses.

They can also take courses to develop specializations in various areas including aquatic ecology, conservation biology, geographical information and surveillance systems, public administration related to environmental issues, or toxicology.

Master of Science in Forensic Science Program

The 36-credit MS in Forensic Science program provides the knowledge base and expertise that aspiring forensic scientists need to conduct accurate investigations. The program's curriculum provides a comprehensive overview of the discipline with emphasis on the foundational sciences. The curriculum also includes an internship and a master thesis.

Master of Science in Publishing Program

Students in the MS in Publishing program at Pace University can earn their degrees entirely online within 3 years. They graduate with in-depth knowledge of pertinent areas of the business, including acquisitions and subsidiary rights, editing, finance, production, and sales and marketing.

Master of Science Programs in Education

Pace University offers a 69-credit MSEd in School Psychology and a 78-credit MSEd in Bilingual School Psychology program.

Students gain knowledge about basic science and foundational psychology and receive training in assessment, consultation, and intervention techniques. They also complete practica at the McShane Center for Psychological Services and in metropolitan area school districts.

Furthermore, students in the bilingual program receive training in bilingual/multicultural education, in providing services in native languages, and in bilingual language development and disorders.

PsyD Program in School-Clinical Child Psychology

Pace offers a PsyD in School-Clinical Child Psychology program that integrates field experience and academic preparation within a practitioner-scholar training paradigm. The curriculum emphasizes assessment and evaluation techniques, program evaluation and research, psychological foundations, and remediation and intervention procedures.

Research methodology and theoretical academic subjects are essential components of the program, but emphasis is placed on training students to provide psychological services.

The curriculum for the 69-credit MSEd in School Psychology program generally constitutes the first 3 years of this doctoral program. Although students may enroll in the program with graduate work from other schools, they each complete a minimum of 3 years of residency at Pace University.

Faculty Members who are Scholars and Practitioners

Students learn from supportive faculty members who are scholars and practitioners that bring the most current and advanced theories and practices to the classroom.

Manuela Soares, MFA, a lecturer in the MS in Publishing program, has more than 30 years of experience in the publishing industry. She has worked in magazine and book publishing as a writer and editor.

Professor Melissa M. Grigione, co-director of the Environmental Science Graduate program, has published articles about mammalian ecology. She is also co-founder of the Bordercats Working Group.

About Pace University

Established in 1906, Pace University is a private, metropolitan institution that provides more than 13,000 students with 100 undergraduate majors, 47 master's programs, and 4 doctoral programs.

Its "outcome-oriented environment" prepares students for leadership positions in their fields. This is accomplished -- in part -- through teaching excellence, small classes, emphasis on skills development and critical thinking, and academic advising.

The university has campuses in New York City, Pleasantville, and White Plains in the state of New York, which is located in the eastern region of the United States.

Location & Contact

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Pace University

One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
United States

Dr. Nira Herrmann


Phone: 212-346-1517
Email: nherrmann@pace.edu

Ms. Susan Ford-Goldschein

Director of Admissions

Phone: 212-346-1660
Fax: 212-346-1585
Email: gradnyc@pace.edu

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Certificate
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Doctor of Psychology (Psy D)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
      Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
      Master of Public Administration (MPA)
      Master of Science (MS)
      Master of Science in Education (MS Ed)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 254
    • Doctoral Degrees 33
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 10
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


64% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 757
    • Accepted 487
    • Acceptance Rate 64
    • Enrolled 265
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $70
    • Application Fee - International $70
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline August 1st June 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline December 1st October 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, Two Letters of recommendation, and resume, personal statement and official transcripts.
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, Two Letters of recommendation, and resume, personal statement and official transcripts.
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMay 15
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students755
    • Female Percentage74%
    • Male Percentage26%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students755
    • Part-time Percentage34%
    • Full-time Percentage66%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino14%
    • Black / African American15%
    • White / Caucasian57%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian6%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races4%
    • Unknown4%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchNot Reported
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$482,076




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