APPLICATION FEE Applications may be printed or typed and must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $70 in the form of a check or money order in US dollars payable to Pace University.
RESUME A resume or typewritten outline, describing at least the past five years of your employment history and significant community, professional, or college extracurricular activities should be sent. Please include recognitions of achievement you have received (e.g. licenses, publications, and awards).
DPS applicants should include a substantive description of their current position.
PhD Computer Science applicants must hold a master’s degree in Computer Science or a closely related
field. Applicants will be required to make a research presentation, in-person or online, to an admission
committee comprising professors for admission to the PhD Computer Science program.
PERSONAL STATEMENT Send a typewritten essay explaining to the members of the Graduate Admission Committee why you would like to pursue the program of graduate study you have chosen. Additional information regarding your academic performance, as well as professional experience, may also be included as a supplement.
DPS applicants should address their most significant professional contributions to date and the impact
of that work.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Two recommendations from individuals who can knowledgeably comment on your ability to successfully
complete graduate study are required. These references may be either academic or professional and must
be forwarded in envelopes sealed by the recommenders. Recommendation forms can be found in this
application packet. Recommenders may write their recommendation on personal stationery or company
letterhead. DPS applicants should submit one of the recommendations from a current supervisor.
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS Transcripts are considered official if sent directly from academic institution(s) to Pace University, or if they are submitted by the applicant, unopened, in the institution’s original, sealed envelopes. Be sure to request transcripts from all institutions you have attended prior to your anticipated start date at Pace University.
PhD Computer Science applicants must submit transcripts of coursework in post-secondary programs.
ADMISSION CRITERIA The GRE general test, no older than five years, is required only for those applicants applying for the DPS, PhD, and the Bridge Program for International Students, or a graduate assistantship. The reporting code for the Pace University NYC Campus is 2635, the Westchester Campus is 2644. For more information about the GRE, visit www.gre.org.
PhD in Computer Science:
• Applicants must have earned a master’s degree in Computer Science or a closely related field.
• Applicants are required to make a research presentation, in-person or online, to an admission
committee composed of professors for admission to the PhD Computer Science program.
• Applicant’s GPA should be 3.5 or better (on a scale of 4.0).
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
If you earned a bachelor’s degree in a country where English is not the official language, you are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score. The ETS reporting codes for Pace University are: New
York City, 2635, and Westchester, 2644. Students who submit proof of citizenship from a country where
English is the official language may have the English language proficiency test requirement waived.
Note: All documents submitted in support of an application for admission become the permanent possession of Pace University and cannot be returned to the applicant or photocopied for the applicant. For your records, please make photocopies of all materials submitted, except for transcripts and recommendation forms, which must be received unopened, in the original, sealed envelopes. (Please note: the Admission Committee may request an interview and/or supplemental application information.)
Please complete and mail your application to the appropriate Office of Graduate Admission. Be sure to sign the last page of the application and all additional papers.
Applicants to the PhD in Computer Science must submit:
Post-secondary transcripts focusing in computer science or a closely related field
The GRE general score
Two letters of recommendation
TOEFL or TELTS scores (international applicants only)
A research presentation
Below is a checklist of the documents required for a completed application:
• Our Graduate Applications vary by program and student type. To access the correct application, visit our Apply Now page and select based on your student type.
2. Application Fee ($70, non-refundable)
• If you complete the online application you will pay the fee online with a credit card. If you are sending a print application, please enclose a check or money order made payable to Pace University.
3. Two Letters of Recommendation
• Letters should be from academic or professional references that can knowledgeably comment on your ability to successfully complete graduate study.
• Letters must be forwarded in sealed envelopes.
• Visit the Forms and Brochures page for access to printable Recommendation Forms.
• Please note that three letters of recommendation are required for the PsyD in School-Clinical Child Psychology, the PhD in Mental Health Counseling, the MSEd in School Psychology, and the MSEd in Bilingual School Psychology.
• A resume or typewritten outline describing at least the past five years of your employment history and any significant community, professional, or college extracurricular activities.
• Include recognitions and achievements (e.g. licenses, publications, and awards).
5. Personal Statement
• Send a typewritten essay explaining to the Graduate Admission Committee why you would like to pursue the program of graduate study you have chosen. Additional information regarding your academic performance, as well as professional experience, may also be included in the supplement.
6. All Official Transcripts
• Transcripts from every accredited college or university attended (not just the degree granting institution) must be sent either to Pace University, directly from the academic institution, or forwarded by the applicant in sealed envelopes from the academic institution.
• Transcripts are considered official only if they are sent directly to Pace University from the educational institution of origin, or forwarded by:
o Any NACES-accredited translation evaluator (preferred) OR
o The student’s Ministry of Education OR
o A U.S. consular officer OR
o An EducationUSA adviser OR
o The Institute of Foreign Credential Services: www.ifcsevals.com
• Photocopies, facsimiles, and notarized copies of academic records are not considered official and will not be accepted. Academic records issued in a language other than English are required to be translated and attested to by the institution of origin or a Pace-approved translation agency accredited through NACES.