Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems Pace University

Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems Pace University

New York, NY
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
August 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
12 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


Pace's M.S. in Computer Science Program Balances Fundamentals with Practical Applications

The Pace University Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems M.S. in Computer Science program balances the fundamentals of computer science with the practical applications of software development.

Courses in data structures and algorithms, computer architecture, compiler design and implementation, and operating systems comprise the core of the curriculum. Elective options address a wide range of interests from database management systems to pervasive computing.

The program culminates in a two-semester, hands-on software engineering project in which students design and implement modular software systems, often for real clients within and outside of the university.

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M.S. Program in Information Systems Prepares Students for Successful Careers

The M.S. in Information Systems program at Pace prepares students to determine an organization's information requirements and design efficient, highly maintainable systems. Students gain an understanding of information systems concepts and processes, information systems technology, organizational functions, and general management.

Elective courses offer specialization in areas such as Internet development, e-commerce, and multimedia technology. A capstone research seminar integrating theory and practice completes the degree requirements.

A curriculum that is updated regularly to match the ever-changing nature of the industry ensures that students remain up to date on evolving technologies and techniques. Pace University's Cooperative Education program, as well as other career services, makes the transition from student to professional a smooth and easy one for graduates.

Combining Practical and Theoretical Knowledge of the Internet is the Cornerstone of the Internet Technology Program

The Seidenberg M.S. in Internet Technology is an interdisciplinary program that provides breadth in the field of Internet technology through completion of four core courses and depth through completion of a concentration.

Advances in Internet technology and the use of the Internet in business, health care, education, and other environments has created a wealth of opportunities for professionals in the field, and the Pace Internet technology program seeks to provide students with a solid base in the fundamentals of Internet technology in order to capitalize on those developments.

The core includes course work in computer networks, database management, systems development, and information security. Concentration options include security and information assurance, Internet technology for e-commerce, network administration, or telecommunications management. A comprehensive capstone project in the area of concentration completes the degree and creates a definitive connection between the student's theoretical knowledge of the subject matter and real-world applications.

Combination of Technical Knowledge and an Understanding of Business Processes Creates Opportunities for Students

Pace University's M.S. in Software Design and Development was developed in response to the growing need for a rigorous comprehensive program in this area and provides students with a rigorous, hands-on approach to the unique IT problems of managing, designing, and developing software systems, with a unique focus on deliverable software products.

The program focuses largely on the application of traditional IT engineering principles to the development process and is one of the few such programs available in the New York metro area. Upon completing the program, students will have a thorough understanding of the underlying technologies used in the development of software and software systems as well as the unique business elements involved in creating deliverables.

A Telecommunications Program that Combines Technology with Practical Knowledge Prepares Students to Succeed

The M.S. in Telecommunications program integrates technical courses with a strong foundation in management policies and an understanding of regulatory restrictions. The curriculum emphasizes the planning and management of infrastructures for data, voice, and video networks.

A particular focus of the program is the integration of the unique technology and managerial issues that arise in the telecommunications field, as well as providing students with perspectives on telecommunications policy, with particular emphasis on the key issues of government regulation and standardization efforts in the industry.

Rigorous Certification Options Assist Professionals in Further Developing Their Careers

For professionals seeking to further their knowledge of specific IT fields, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems offers a variety of certification programs. These graduate-level certifications feature an in-depth look at a particular technology area.

The certifications available include: computing for teachers, information and communication technology strategy and innovation, information systems, Internet technology for e-commerce, large computing systems, network administration, object-oriented programming, open source application development, security and information assurance, software, development and engineering, telecommunications, and telecommunications management.

Each certification program is designed to allow the professional the flexibility of furthering their education in concert with their professional responsibilities while providing a very intensive exploration of the subject matter.

Location & Contact

Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

Pace University

One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
United States

Dr. Amar Gupta

Dean, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

Phone: 914-773-3750
Fax: 914-773-3533

Ms. Susan Ford-Goldschein

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 914-422-4283
Fax: 914-422-4287

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Software Development And Engineering Certificate
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Large Computing Systems Certificate
    • Telecommunications Certificate
    • Network Administration Certificate
    • Security And Information Assurance Certificate
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Computing Science Doctor of Professional Studies (DPS)
    • Computer Science Master of Science (MS)
    • Telecommunications Systems And Networks Master of Science (MS)
    • Information Systems Master of Science (MS)
    • Internet Technology Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 115
    • Doctoral Degrees 7
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 9
    • * 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? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


84% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 441
    • Accepted 371
    • Acceptance Rate 84
    • Enrolled 157
  • 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 Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline December 1st October 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

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 awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Financial Support for Part-time Students

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students491
    • Female Percentage30%
    • Male Percentage70%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students491
    • Part-time Percentage66%
    • Full-time Percentage34%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino13%
    • Black / African American23%
    • White / Caucasian46%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian13%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown4%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty33
    • Full-time Percentage79%
    • Part-time Percentage21%
    • Female Percentage27%
    • Male Percentage73%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchComputer security and forensics, cybersecurity, telehealth, mobile computing, distributed teams, robotics
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$685,824




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