DPS for Computing and IT Professionals

Welcome from the Program Chair

You are in the midst of an exciting age of technological innovation. You're also not alone. The competition is strong, and the pace is fast. To succeed, you need to stand out, adapt quickly to emerging technologies, and then apply them to your profession.

In response to your needs as an active IT professional, we have created a unique doctoral program. Through part-time study, you can earn the title of Doctor of Professional Studies in Computing in three years.

Charles Tappert, PhD
Program Chair

Ron Frank, PhD
Associate Program Chair

Diverse Student Body

  • Entering students’ careers extend from 6 to 33 years, with an average among students of approximately 13 years.
  • Professional activities include software development, telecommunications and IT management, data management, and Internet engineering with employers such as Verizon, IBM, ITT, Microsoft, MetLife, JPMorgan Chase, Philips Research, AT&T, E*Trade, Brookhaven National Labs, Oracle, Pfizer, and the NY Federal Reserve.


The professional doctorate curriculum involves coursework, and dissertation research. The DPS in Computing is a 48-credit program, which assumes the prior completion of a master’s degree in computing or a closely-related discipline. Research commences in the first year when students begin an 18-credit integrative core and a 6-credit research seminar sequence, and continues through the 12-credit advanced elective sequence in the second year. A 12-credit dissertation completes the 3-year program.

Detailed Curriculum

Admission Criteria

  • Master's degree from an accredited university or college with at least a 3.3 GPA
  • At least five years work experience in information profession
  • Two letters of recommendation—Download here
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcript for undergrad and graduate
  • Personal interview
  • Ability to learn in both formal academic environment and independent study

Apply Online

For more information on the application process please contact:

Danielle Moccia, Academic Advisor
(914) 773-3133

Office of Graduate Admission (Westchester campus)
The Vineyard
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 422-4283

Financial Information

Total Tuition

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*Numbers as of Fall 2017. For updated tuition information, see Graduate Admissions Tuition & Fees.

Tuition costs include books. Meals will also be provided for scheduled weekend meetings. Students are responsible for transportation and hotels costs.

Financial commitment from the applicant is an expected component of participation. The School does not expect to provide scholarships or other financial support. A conversation on financial strategy is a typical component of the admissions process.

Apply for financial aid
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For more information about the program please contact:

Danielle Moccia, Academic Advisor
(914) 773-3133

The DPS program was the missing piece of the puzzle for my career. As a technology professional for over 20 years, I found that it provided me with the tools, academic rigor, and critical thinking skills that are very difficult to find in professional environments. I have directly applied those concepts to my role as a technology leader and my career has benefited markedly from them.
RJ DeStefano, DPS ’16, Vice President, HR Technology & Analytics, Cablevision