Frequently Asked Questions

Who should apply to the Master of Arts in Educational Psychology program?
Qualified individuals seeking Professional Teaching Certification in New York State, or those working in the private sector seeking to become better educators.

Is the GMAT or GRE required?
No, standardized test scores are not required for the Master of Arts in Educational Psychology program.  

When are the application deadlines?
Applications are accepted year round with a fall semester deadline of April 15. The online format of the program, which starts in the summer has a summer semester deadline of April 1st. Classes begin in late August of each year for the on-campus version of the program and in July for the online format. 

What is the cost of the Master of Arts in Educational Psychology program?
The current tuition rate is $800 per credit for the campus-based program and $333 per credit for the online cohort program 

Are there any types of financial aid available for prospective students?
Assistance for graduate students at Marist is available in many forms, including low-interest loans, merit scholarships, and need-based grants. It is recommended that students file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at as soon as possible. Financial packages will be sent to students upon acceptance to Marist. For more information on financial aid opportunities and deadlines, visit

How long does it take to complete the Master of Arts in Educational Psychology degree program?
Coursework may be completed either through full-time or part-time study. The program is designed so that it can be completed by a full-time student in three to four semesters, completing 9 or 12 credits each semester. Part-time graduate students/candidates must complete the program within five years from matriculation in the program. 

Do I need to have a specific undergraduate degree to pursue the Master of Arts in Educational Psychology degree at Marist College?
Applicants to the Master of Arts in Educational Psychology program must have an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of a 3.0. 

Where can I find the application requirements?
All admission requirements, deadlines, and contact information can be found on our Master of Arts in Educational Psychology Admission page.

How do I obtain my books if I am completing an online program or course?
Textbooks can be ordered online and shipped through the Marist College Bookstore.

Are there services to help me find a job?
The Marist College Office of Career Services provides students with assistance in job placement throughout the course of their enrollment in the program and upon graduation from the program. FoxQuest is a fully online job and internship search tool which allows students to search for and apply for positions from any location. Additionally, the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences may have employment opportunities that eligible students and alumni may apply for.

Can international students apply for the Master of Arts in Educational Psychology program?
Yes. Since this is a fully online program, students located in any part of the world can enroll in this program. In addition, because the program is asynchronous, students can access the course materials and join chat room discussions at any time regardless of the time zone they are in. Online students are expected to attend the brief summer residencies held on the Marist College campus in Poughkeepsie, New York each summer.

Where can I learn more about the courses or requirements associated with this program?
To learn more about the course descriptions, requirements, and faculty associated with the Master of Arts in Educational Psychology program, please visit the Marist College School of Social and Behavioral Sciences website.