Students interested in the online Master of Science in Cybersecurity from Pace have three opportunities each year to apply: in the fall, spring, and summer.

Upcoming Start Date

The next start date is

September 7, 2022

The application deadline is

August 24, 2022

We review applications on a rolling basis, so you are welcome to apply any time before the posted deadline. You can expect to receive a decision within one week of submitting your application.

Have questions or need help? Call (866) 843-7205 to talk to our admission advisors. They are available to walk you through the admission process.

Admission Requirements

Applications to graduate programs at Pace University are carefully reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee utilizing a holistic approach which considers qualitative and quantitative factors to ensure that admitted students have the requisite background and ability to succeed in the program of their choice. This multifaceted process focuses on an evaluation of academic credentials from all prior colleges and universities attended as well as experience, service history, aspirations, and communication skills. Those individuals that the Graduate Admission Committee believe possess the quantitative and qualitative attributes that best align with the program’s academic requirements will be offered admission to the program.

Degree Requirements

We believe that professionals find their niche in the information security world in very different ways. We therefore accept students who either hold a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity, or have a degree in another field, and a combination of equivalent career experience and prerequisite coursework.

Prerequisite Coursework

We require three prerequisite courses (9 credits) to enter the MS in Cybersecurity program, which should appear in your prior academic transcripts. They include:

  • CS601C or Equivalent: Computational Statistics
  • IS612, CS502 or Equivalent: Introduction to Coding or Fundamental Computer Science I Using Java
  • IS632 or Equivalent: Business Data Communications

Prerequisites cannot be waived, but applicants can be accepted without them. However, all prerequisite courses will need to be completed before starting foundation/core courses in the program.

Application Fee

No application fee is required. We want professionals applying to our program to focus solely on putting their best foot forward in their application and submission packet. Because of this, we don’t require an application fee.

These general standards apply to all students—domestic and international. There are some additional requirements that apply to international applicants.

If you have any questions about the application process or your materials, an admission advisor will be happy to help you. Email or call (866) 843-7205.

Application Checklist

Review the following requirements to ensure you submit a complete application:


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Highlight your current and previous professional and academic experience, including the prerequisite coursework you’ve taken, and list any relevant certifications, achievements, and/or awards you’ve earned.

Personal Statement

Our Graduate Admission Committee wants to understand why this degree matters to you. Why would you like to pursue your master’s in cybersecurity? What are your career goals? Additional information regarding your academic performance, as well as professional experience, may also be included in the supplement.

Official Transcripts for All College-level Coursework

Transcripts should be sent from every post-secondary institution where you have completed coursework. During the application process, unofficial or official transcripts may be submitted, but official transcripts must be sent upon acceptance to the program.

Sending Transcripts:
Whenever possible, Pace prefers to receive transcripts electronically. Pace University participates in several electronic transcripts networks: Credentials, Parchment Exchange, National Student ClearingHouse, and eSCRIP-SAFE. Confirm with the prior institution to determine if they participate in any of these networks.

Official transcripts should be sent directly from the institution to or mailed to:

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

Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

The letters should come from either professional references who can speak to the ability and potential of the candidate or academic instructors who can discuss performance in the classroom.

International Students Must Also Submit:

To satisfy the proof of English proficiency requirement, we will accept TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE, or Duolingo academic scores.
This requirement is waived for citizens of select countries. Contact an admission advisor at (866) 843-7205 or to learn more.

Visit our International Students page for more information.

Ready to Submit?

You may submit your application anytime before the deadline. A completed submission includes all required supplemental materials. Students are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible to process the application more quickly.

You can expect to receive a decision within one week following receipt of your application and supporting documents.

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