Master of Science in Information Technology
The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University offers a top-ranked online Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) that is carefully crafted to provide you with the real-world blend of knowledge, skills, and problem-solving aptitude that today’s employers seek. As a NACTEL student, you can attend with a greatly discounted tuition rate.
Students can choose between two different concentrations; Cybersecurity or Networking. Most Pace master’s IT students are part-timers and can complete the coursework in two years, taking three to six credit hours per semester. Classes can be taken in real-time or asynchronously via our Learning Management System.
Specialized instruction in cybersecurity, combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical experience in exciting lab environments that incorporate the latest technology, tools and techniques.
You will have the opportunity to study subjects including:
- Cyber Defense and Threats
- Bio metrics
- Security Design Principles
- Web Security
- Network and Device Forensics
- Cybersecurity Policy (legal, ethics and compliance)
- Cloud Computing
- Data Mining
Designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE), the Seidenberg School is a national leader in cybersecurity education, and our graduates enjoy exciting careers at agencies including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the New York City Police Department.
Network Administration Concentration
In the Networking track, students will focus on obtaining an in-depth understanding of the foundational principles, algorithms, and protocols in networked systems. This track will help students develop leading-edge knowledge of networking technologies.
Networking technologies play a central role in shaping the future of telecommunication, information technology, and the Internet. This track will help you develop leading-edge knowledge of these technologies. In addition, Pace is designated as a Cisco Networking Academy and its NACTEL curriculum is guided by its industry partners including at&t, Century Link, Frontier, Verizon, CWA and IBEW.
Courses are offered in the following subjects:
- Network Security
- Cloud Computing Technology
- Optical Communications
- Telecommunications Networking
- Telecommunications Management
The online MS in Information Technology provides students with the opportunity to customize their education to meet their specific needs and career goals. Academic advisors work closely with students to create a personalized academic plan. A broad array of electives enables students to bridge knowledge gaps, acquire specialized knowledge, gain broader exposure to the IT ecosystem, or get a leg up on emerging industry trends.
The program culminates with a Capstone Project, giving students the opportunity to delve into an area of interest with the enthusiastic support of one of our distinguished faculty members.
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. Proficiency in calculus and linear algebra, some knowledge of probability and statistics, and experience in programming and databases is required.
- Completed online application
- Two letters of recommendation (academic and professional)
- Personal statement
- Official college/university transcripts from all previously attended institutions
- GRE and GMAT scores are not required.
Transcripts can be sent to:
Graduate Admission Office
Graduate Application Processing Center
One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
Digital Transcripts can be sent to:
International students must also submit:
To satisfy the Proof of English Requirement, we will accept TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE, or Duolingo academic scores.
- Required Credits: 30
- Cost Per Credit: $801
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Stephanie Hsu, Associate Professor
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- A strong foundation in technical aspects of technology leadership
- Business skills necessary to be a dynamic leader in the organization
- An understanding of effective communication between individuals from diverse domestic and international culture
Since these courses are highly technical and offered only at the Bachelor’s level, you must meet ALL the prerequisite requirements for the Bachelor’s degree in order to participate.
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The goal of this program is to prepare students for successful professions in a global economy, even in the midst of rapid technological change. The B.S. Professional Technology Studies, Telecommunications Concentration provides:
- A solid understanding of emerging telecommunications technologies, including Fiber Optics, Broadband, Voice Over IP and Wireless
- A strong base in the fundamental industry concepts and practices
- Critical thinking and problem-solving skills using computer technology
- A keen awareness of telecom industry management and operations
Teamwork, communications and career development skills and best practices