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Masters in Computer Science (MS)

In today's world, innovation leads the way, and Computer Science is the driving force behind the technologies that change how we live our lives and even how we interact with one another. The MS in Computer Science program is designed to provide you with the fundamentals and in-depth knowledge needed to compete in this highly sought-after concentration.

What Will I Study?

Program Length: 2 years

This on-campus program begins with a 12-credit core, followed by the nine-credit concentration of your choice and an additional three-credit elective. Available concentrations include Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Computing, Internet Computing, Network Security and Web Security.

All students are also required to complete the six-credit Capstone Project, which consists of research reported in the form of a Master’s thesis or a project entailing a product’s design, development and delivery. If your educational objectives are better served by a customized selection of courses, an academic adviser will assist you in the arrangements.

Within the Computer Science MS program, students learn a wealth of skills including:

  • Algorithmic foundations supporting contemporary software
  • Development of mobile applications and games
  • Principles of scalable and secure web applications
  • Techniques for web service accessibility
  • Porting methods for legacy applications
Interesting Classes I Might Take
  • Algorithms and Computing Theory
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Automata and Computability
  • Cryptography and Computer Security

MS/ Computer Science Worksheet

Career Areas & Opportunities

85% of Seidenberg’s Graduate Class of 2011 reported full-time employment in their industry within one year of graduation.

With an MS in Computer Science, you'll have the ability to pursue a wide variety of career areas in a number of highly sought-after fields. Here's a look at the growing industries, distinguished companies, and promising careers in which our recent Master's-level graduates are thriving.

Current top industries in which Seidenberg Master’s-level graduates are employed:

  • Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Consulting
  • Media/Entertainment

Current top employers of Seidenberg Master’s-level graduates:

  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Pace University
  • Verizon Communications
  • IBM
  • TimeLink
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Entrepreneurial/Self-employed

A sampling of job titles from the Graduate Class of 2011:

  • Sr. Manager, Industry Solutions Group – Technology Industry
  • Product Advisor – Technology Industry
  • Software Developer – Financial Services Industry
  • Network Engineer – Financial Services Industry
  • Web Developer – Entertainment Industry
  • Software QA/Test Engineer – Healthcare Industry
  • IT Consultant – Self-Employed
  • Technology Studies Instructor – Education Industry
Admission Requirements

This program is open to students without undergraduate preparation in a computer-related field. Nine credits of bridge courses in Java programming and computer systems are available to those students who require them. Additional bridge requirements will be set in consultation with your adviser.
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International students can visit the Bridge Program for International Students to read more detailed information about your admission requirements.

Why Pace?

The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University offers students a wealth of benefits for both their educations and their careers. We provide a student-oriented environment, small classes, committed teaching, research opportunities with personal faculty guidance, and partnerships with several industry-leading organizations. This includes an ongoing partnership with IBM to more closely align our programs with the needs of business and industry.

Interesting Fact:

Named 2012 Laureate by the Computerworld Honors Program for visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social economic, and educational change.

Student Stories

Student Quote:

“I was originally referred to Pace by a teacher at my high school. He received his degree there and knew I would be a great fit in the Seidenberg program. I couldn’t be more pleased with the education I received. Thanks to the great experience I had, I’ve been able to succeed in ways I never thought possible. I would definitely recommend Pace to anyone looking for a top-notch education and opportunities beyond what you ever expected.”

John Masterson
Class of 2008
Lead Java Programmer, IBM