Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

Welcome from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the PhD in Computer Science at Pace University. Careers in computing remain in very high demand and offer not only the comforts of a high-paying job, but also the intellectual challenges of a creative and productive profession.
The primary feature distinguishing the Doctor of Philosophy degree is the ability to make original and innovative contributions to a field of study through one's research efforts. The PhD program at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems is designed to produce productive research scholars who will typically assume academic positions in their chosen fields. The degree requirements for the PhD focus on acquiring research skills to conduct rigorous research. Through class work and mentoring relationships with faculty, students obtain state-of-the-art theoretical and methodological foundations to design and conduct this research independently.
As one of the earliest accredited computing schools in the nation and the first Computer Science PhD program in the Hudson Valley, we are proud of the long and sustained placement record of our graduates and the high quality of research conducted by our faculty and their students. We are confident that you will enjoy the challenges and rewards of our PhD in Computer Science.
Dr. Lixin Tao
Program Director