Applicants to Pace University graduate degree and certificate programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university if postsecondary education was completed in the United States. Applicants who are currently in their senior year at an undergraduate institution may apply for admission, but acceptance will be contingent upon receipt of a final transcript indicating all senior year grades and receipt of the bachelor's degree. Applicants who have attended institutions outside of the U.S. must hold a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree.
If you are interested in taking graduate-level courses at Pace but are not ready to enroll in a full degree program, please visit our Non-Degree Applicants
web page. If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program at another institution and are interested in taking courses at Pace, please visit our Visiting Applicants
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 Today page and make your selection 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
any NACES-accredited translation evaluator (preferred),
the student’s Ministry of Education,
a U.S. consular officer, or
an EducationUSA adviser
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.
7. International Students
- International applicants will need to submit TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson PTE academic scores. For more information visit our TOEFL/IELTS/Pearson PTE Requirements page.
- Citizens from the following countries are waived from the English proficiency requirement: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, United Kingdom, Ireland, Antigua, Scotland, St. Lucia, Bahamas, Barbados, Trinidad/Tobago, Dominica, Grenada, Grand Cayman, Guyana, Belize, Anguilla, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda.
Additional Requirements: In addition, GRE/GMAT/MAT exam scores and/or pre-requisites and other application requirements may apply. Please consult the printed applications for details.
For Dyson College of Arts and Sciences applicants:
- PhD in Mental Health Counseling applicants will need to provide both General and Psychology GRE scores.
- MA in Media and Communication Arts applicants must submit a portfolio.
For Lubin School of Business applicants:
- If you are an MBA applicant who already holds a business-related master's or doctoral degree, you may request a waiver of the GMAT or GRE.
- If you are applying for the MS in Taxation and are currently a CPA, CMA, or have been admitted to the bar, you may request a waiver of the GMAT or GRE.
- If you are applying for the MS in Human Resources Management or MS in Strategic Global Human Resources Management and have a minimum of three years of human resources experience in a managerial position, you may request a waiver of the GMAT or GRE. Résumé will be required supported by letters of recommendation.
Testing Codes: For the GRE/GMAT/MAT/TOEFL the Testing Code for Pace's New York City Campus is 2635; for Westchester campus the code is 2644.
Mailing Address: Materials should be sent to the Office of Graduate Admission at the campus to which you are applying.
Office of Graduate Admission
One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
Office of Graduate Admission
One Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606