Application Submission and Review

Students have three opportunities to begin the online Master of Science in Computer Science program each year including one in the fall, one in the spring, and one in the summer. For our annual academic calendar and application deadline information, please contact an admission advisor at

The Pace Office of Graduate Admission informs applicants of the committee’s decision—denied or accepted—within 1 week of completed application submission.

Candidates residing in the U.S. can apply up to two week prior to their desired start date. We encourage prospective students, however, to submit their application well before the deadline if possible.

Have questions or need help? Call (866) 843-7205 to talk with one of our admission advisors. They are available to discuss the application requirements and walk you through the admission process.

Upcoming Start Date

The next start date is

May 18, 2023

The application deadline is

May 4, 2023

Admission Requirements

Candidates are required to hold a four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution. A 3.0 undergraduate GPA is preferred, though we use a qualitative approach when looking at applications.

Admission Materials

  • Completed online application
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic and professional)
  • Personal statement
  • Prerequisite courses or bridge courses upon entering the program
  • Official college/university transcripts from all previously attended institutions
  • GRE and GMAT scores are not required.

Please also become familiar with additional admission requirements as listed on our International Students page.


The resume should call out a student’s experience in the field, with a focus on prerequisite courses.

Personal Statement

The personal statement should be one page and no more than 750 words. It is an opportunity to provide an overview of yourself as a student including what your goals might be, why you want to pursue the MS in Computer Science, and why Pace is appealing. Students can also use the personal statement to demonstrate how their personal and professional growth builds upon their qualifications.

Prerequisite Courses

An entering student with limited or no previous background in the field of computer science or programming may be required to take up to 4 credits of a prerequisite bridge course. A student with a baccalaureate in computer science should be able to waive the prerequisite. The bridge course does NOT count toward the degree. Grades earned in the bridge course are computed into the student’s QPA.

The bridge course includes:

  • CS 505 Introduction to Computer Science with Java (4 credits)


Applicants who have earned a degree or completed coursework at Pace University will not be required to submit a transcript from the University. They are, however, asked to indicate on the application that they have attended Pace.

Transcripts from every accredited college or university attended or graduated from must be sent to Pace University directly from the academic institution electronically or by mail, or forwarded by the applicant in sealed envelopes from the academic institution.

Academic records issued in a language other than English must be translated and attested to by the institution of origin or by a Pace-approved translation agency accredited through NACES.

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) OR
  • The student’s Ministry of Education OR
  • A U.S. consular officer OR
  • An EducationUSA adviser OR
  • The Institute of Foreign Credential Services

Transcripts can be sent to:

Pace University
Graduate Admission Office
Graduate Application Processing Center
One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038

Digital Transcripts can be sent to:

Pace University

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