New York State
Career and Volunteer Firefighters
Marist College is proud to announce a special academic partnership for all career employees and volunteers of New York State fire departments. The goal of this partnership is to provide a high-quality education and professional development services to fire service volunteers and career employees in achieving their professional goals. As a result of this partnership, individuals volunteering or employed by departments as defined by New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control will have the opportunity to receive special tuition benefits for graduate and adult undergraduate degree programs offered at the Marist College main campus in Poughkeepsie, our satellite locations in New York City, Albany, or online.
SPECIAL PRICING FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT CAREER EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS
Marist recognizes the importance of providing affordable educational opportunities. Volunteers and employees of departments appearing in the FDID database of the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control, along with their family members, will receive the following benefits:
1) a tuition discount on graduate and adult undergraduate degree programs offered at a non-discounted rate
2) volunteer and career employees of departments appearing through the FDID database of the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control will have an opportunity to enroll in an online Master of Public Administration (MPA) flexible cohort degree program with other fire service and law enforcement professionals featuring discounted tuition. Students may also pursue the option of enrolling in a classroom-based MPA at our satellite locations in New York City or Albany for the same tuition rate. Contact us for tuition information.
3) Contact an admission counselor for additional benefits you may be eligible for.
Marist College offers both on-site and online courses and programs for adult learners at the graduate and adult undergraduate levels.
Master of Public Administration, MPA*
Master of Business Administration, MBA*
Master of Arts: Professional Teaching Certification*
Master of Education, M.Ed.
MA in Communication*
MA in Museum Studies
MS in Software Development
MS in Information Systems*
MS in Technology Management*
MA in School Psychology
MA in Mental Health Counseling
* offered in an online format
Adult Undergraduate Programs
Adult students may enroll in any of the traditional majors offered at the main campus. There are approximately 1,000 adult students enrolled in more than 35 undergraduate programs. In addition, Marist’s School of Global and Professional Programs offers the following programs exclusively to adult students:
BA/BS Degree Completion Program*
Organizational Leadership and Communication Degree Completion Program
BS in Social Work Degree Completion Program
BA in Psychology Degree Completion Program
* offered in an online format
MARIST COLLEGE ONLINE MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (MPA) DEGREE PROGRAM FOR FIRE SERVICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS
We offer two start dates for this online program. Apply by December 1 to start in January or apply by August 1 to start in September.
Marist College has offered the MPA degree since 1980 and, for 20 years, has partnered with state agencies in New York City and Albany to bring the program on-site and online to their respective departments. As part of the academic partnership for volunteer and career employees of fire departments, the MPA will be delivered as an online degree program exclusively for fire safety and law enforcement personnel who are unable to attend traditional courses at our satellite locations or prefer the convenience of online learning.
MPA PROGRAM STRUCTURE
Marist’s MPA degree program is designed exclusively for emergency service and criminal justice personnel and combines accelerated scheduling and a reduced pricing structure with the flexibility and convenience of Marist’s online course delivery system. Students in this program represent a diverse mix of professionals from local, state, and federal agencies throughout New York State and the nation. This combination of experience provides for an intensely rich and beneficial learning experience and allows students the opportunity to widen their professional networks.
The MPA program is comprised of 39-42 credits of graduate coursework (13-14 courses). Students with less than two years of work experience in the public or non-profit sectors will be required to complete a Public Administration internship. Fall and spring courses are eight weeks in length and summer courses are six weeks. Semester breaks are included. The entire graduate degree program can be completed in just over two years.
For detailed course descriptions, please visit www.marist.edu/mpa.
Employees and volunteers, including their families, must submit proof of employment/volunteer status and their department's FDID number with their application in addition to the required support documents as indicated by program at www.marist.edu/admission.
Note: Adult undergraduate students are defined as students who began their Marist academic career at age 22 or higher. Graduate students are those students who are initiating an application for a stand-alone masters degree through the Office of Graduate Admission.