Each candidate must satisfy the residency requirement of Pace University in order to qualify for an advanced degree. For each graduate degree at Pace, students are require to complete a minimum of 30 graduate credits in residency at the University.
Graduate courses from other graduate institutions may apply toward any master's degree or doctorial degree, subject to the aforementioned residency requirement and approval of the department. A maximum of two graduate courses (minimum total of six credits) from another institution may be applied towards the master's degree with the exception of the M.S. in Education offered by the Department of Psychology where different criteria apply. The New York State Department of Education requires that Pace University consider grades earned for Study Abroad as if they were grades earned in residence. This pertains only to courses taken at those institutions with which the University has consortia and contractual agreements.