WHITE PLAINS-Information technology is experiencing tremendous growth around the world.
In response, Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems will
offer a new Doctor of Professional Studies (D.P.S.) degree in Computing Studies to
commence in Fall 1999. The D.P.S., structured for working information technology
professionals, includes part-time asynchronous study and a breadth of courses across
applied computer science, information systems, telecommunications, and emerging
technologies. The D.P.S. program offers applied research experience that emerges from
the student’s professional environment.
The D.P.S. in computing studies is a post-master’s degree program that can be completed
through part-time study with limited residency in three years, including the completion
of the final research project. It is a 48-credit program beyond the master’s degree
in a computer-related discipline, or the equivalent. Research commences in the first
semester as the students begin an 18-credit core. The core is followed by an advanced
elective sequence also with research. A 12-credit capstone research project completes
Dean Susan M. Merritt states, “This is a unique program that responds to the needs of
practicing IT professionals who have been unable to pursue traditional doctoral programs
because of professional and family responsibilities. It also responds to the enormous
need in the culture for IT professionals who are current.”
The Pace University School of Computer Science and Information Systems faculty has been
distinguished with many honors and awards. Recent achievements by faculty members include
a Fulbright Scholarship, a MacArthur Fellowship and National Science Foundation and Alfred
P. Sloan Foundation Grants.
Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and
Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and
professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of
Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education,
School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing, and the World Trade Institute.