PhD in Computer Science Admissions

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

Strong Pace University MS in Computer Science students who have completed 18 credits can apply for direct admission into this 44-credit program.

Scholarships are available for truly outstanding applicants.

To apply, please click here now.  Please contact graduate admissions with any questions about the online application at (914) 422-4283 or at

Please send requests for further program information to Professor Lixin Tao, Director of Computer Science PhD Program, at

Residency Requirement

This is a full-time residence program. All courses are scheduled for the week days. All students must be enrolled full time at Pace University for the entire duration of the program to ensure their full-time research. The students can live on university campuses or within two hour driving distance from the campuses. All the three Pace University campuses have or are developing student dormitories, and have housing options close to the campuses.