Seidenberg Graduate Programs 19 DPS for Education ProfessionalsSubjectCourse NumberCreditsYear 1Application Database Systems Development, Design, and Implementation I and IIDCS 811, 812++6 credits total (3 per semester)Data Communications, Networking, and the InternetDCS 833, 834++6 credits total (3 per semester)Research SeminarDCS 891A, B++6 credits total (3 per semester)Year 2Topics in Computing and Information TechnologyDCS 860, 861+++12 credits totalResearch SeminarDCS 891D, E+++6 credits totalYear 3Dissertation for DPS in ComputingDCS 990, 991++12 credits total (6 credits per semester)FallSpringSummerDPS for Education Professionals Designed as a separate cohort program, the DPS for Education Pro-fessionals gives public and private school administrators, directors of technology, librarians, or instructional technology specialists the opportunity to expand their knowledge base over a range of comput-ing topics, as well as to integrate the academic and professional aspects of computing.Degree Requirements (48 credits)Core Curriculum 12Advanced Elective Sequence 12Research Seminar Sequence 12Dissertation 12Total Credits: 48 Prerequisites for both degrees A master's degree in computing, information technology, or a closely related field, and several years of experience as an IT professional.Research Seminar Students are introduced to a variety of methods and styles of computing research through presentations by faculty and industry professionals and by studying selected research documents. Students learn to identify new computing research problems and to formulate research proposals in preparation for dissertation research.The Dissertation The dissertation is an original, rigorous, independent applied re-search product that may advance knowledge, improve professional practice, and/or contribute to the understanding of computing. The dissertation must be of sufficient strength to be able to distill from it a paper worthy of publication in a refereed journal or conference proceeding. Although publication is not a requirement for complet-ing the doctoral degree, students are required to prepare a paper to submit for publication.
20 Seidenberg Graduate ProgramsIf you are looking to solidify your standing in a high-tech field, or need to increase your knowledge base in a specific area of technology, our Advanced Certificate Programs are ideal for you. Network administra-tion, e-commerce, telecommunications, and security and information assurance are just some of the specialized topics in which the Seiden-berg School can expand your knowledge and job potential.Information and Communication Technology Strategy and Innovation This graduate-level certificate in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strategy and Innovation addresses the needs of experienced information systems pro-fessionals who have already completed, or are near completing, master's degree-level education and who wish to acquire industry insight into how firms leverage their infor-mation technology assets to gain a competitive advantage in their respective markets. This program is offered using both the traditional in-class learning format as well as a multimedia-enhanced online learning format and builds on the concepts learned in the MS in Information Systems program offered through the Seidenberg School. It is antici-pated that the majority of students interested in this certificate will be MS in Information Systems graduates.Core Courses (15 credits)IS 620 Information Systems and Organizational Strategy 3IS 637 IS Project Management 3IS 639 IS Planning and Policy 3IS 650 Telecommunications Management 3orIS 652 Telecommunications Policy and Environment IS 626 Cases in Information and Communications Technology Innovation 3Total Credits: 15Students interested in pursuing this program should be currently enrolled in, or have completed an MS in Information Systems. All students beginning the certificate course sequence while matriculating in the MS in Information Systems program may apply up to 12 credits of those courses towards the elective requirement for the degree.Information Systems There is an increasing need for information systems specialists in the New York met-ropolitan area; articles about the shortage of qualified individuals appear regularly. This certificate program enables interested students to explore the field of information systems before committing to a master's degree or to incorporate information systems principles into their career. The Pace University Information Systems Departments have designed a five-course sequence to accomplish these objectives.Core Courses (12 credits)IS 613 Database Management Systems 3IS 617 Information Systems Principles 3IS 623 IS Analysis and Design 3IS 632 Business Telecommunications 3Elective Courses (3 credits) (Select one)IS 603 Overview of Information Security 3IS 612 Object-Oriented Concepts and Development IS 620 Information Systems and Organizational Strategy 3IS 637 IS Project Management 3IS 639 IS Planning and Policy 3Total Credits: 15Any student who wishes to pursue an MS in Information Systems after satisfactorily completing the certificate requirements will be sufficiently prepared to matriculate, provided all other admission requirements are satisfied.Internet Technology for e-Commerce The Internet revolution has transformed the way we live and work. As a result, it has created a demand for individuals with the skills and knowledge to build the infrastruc-ture to make websites more than mere sources of information. In light of this need, Pace's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems has designed a five-course, interdisciplinary, advanced certificate program in Internet Technology for e-Commerce. The program is offered entirely online. Students completing this will learn Internet programming, network design, and server setup, configuration, and security.Core Courses (15 credits)IT 600 Overview of Computer Networks and Internet Technology 3IT 603 Overview of Information Security 3IT 604 Web Development I 3IT 608 Web Development II 3IT ___ Elective 3Total Credits: 15Any student who wishes to pursue an MS in IT after satisfactorily completing the certifi-cate requirements will be sufficiently prepared to matriculate in the program, provided all other admission requirements are satisfied.Large Systems Computing This five-course program was developed to prepare IT professionals who can maximize the use of mainframe systems to support their organizations. Graduates will be well-versed in the mainframe hardware/software environment and be able to install new server software, configure reliable server systems, and develop new mainframe applica-tions for use in today's server-based IT environment.Core Courses (16 credits)CS 612 Concepts and Structures in Internet Computing 4CS 648 Introduction to Mainframe Computing 3CS 644 Internet Computing with Distributed Components 3CS 646 Enterprise System Integration with Web Services 3CS 623 Database Management Systems 3 or CS 650 Grid Computing 3Total Credits: 16Students are expected to enter the program with a working knowledge of basic object-oriented Java programming equivalent to that taught in CS 504 Fundamental Computer Science II using Java and may make-up this deficiency by enrolling in CS 606.Network Administration As organizations become more dependent on the Internet and their computer networks, there is a growing need for IT professionals to provide support for administering all levels of the telecommunications infrastructure. In this five-course, interdisciplinary advanced certificate, students are given skills to understand, manage, and integrate all types of networks including physical layer routing and switches through application layer servers.Core Courses (15 credits)IT 600 Overview of Computer Networks and Internet Technology 3 CS 634 Computer Networking and the Internet 3CS 636 Wide Area Digital Networking 3IS 650 Telecommunications Management 3IT ___ Elective 3Total Credits: 15Any student who wishes to pursue an MS in IT after satisfactorily completing the certifi-cate requirements will be sufficiently prepared to matriculate in the program, provided all other admission requirements are satisfied.Advanced Certificates