Reasons for an Academic Partnership

Whether the people in your organization are recent community college graduates or highly credentialed professionals, Marist College has degree programs that are right for them. Marist offers programs for both the adult undergraduate and graduate student that are flexible and uniquely designed to accommodate the needs of working adults.

Whether it's delivering programs on our beautiful Hudson River campus in Poughkeepsie, our Executive Education Center in Fishkill, or 100% online, we can offer location, convenience, and accessibility to the individuals in your organization. Consider the following:

5 Distinctions of the Marist College Academic Partnership:

1. Substantial tuition discounts for employees, organization members, volunteers and their immediate adult family members.
2. No cost to your organization.
3. Online, hybrid, and campus-based programs offering accessibility and convenience.
4. Promote internal development, professional growth, and career advancement to your employees.
5. All students receive comprehensive application support and academic counseling.

To learn more about creating an academic partnership for your organization, contact Brian Scott in Graduate Admission at 845-575-3980 or email at brian.scott1@marist.edu. We can provide you with detailed information about programs, eligibility requirements, tuition, and financial aid options. Most programs admit students throughout the year – so it's never too early or too late to start!

“I received both my BA and MA from Marist ... and when I had to go back to fulfill teaching requirements they worked with me to arrange classes that fit my schedule and their staff are so accommodating and helpful.” –Tiffany Helms, Astor Services

“Partnering with Marist is a great benefit for our employees and their families,” said Dr. Paul Padalino, Superintendent of Kingston City School District. “As an educational institution that values lifelong learning, this partnership creates an added incentive for our employees who want a quality college education that is close to home. We’re lucky to have such a valuable partnership, and I know our faculty and staff agree.”

“Health Quest has been fortunate to have Marist College as an educational partner since 2014. During this time, we have provided full- and part-time employees and their adult family members with access to high-quality degree programs through the college. Many of the employees within our family of healthcare providers in the mid-Hudson Valley have benefited from this partnership by pursuing and earning their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, public administration, information systems, etc. Our partnership with Marist helps us to offer flexible, local opportunities for our staff to develop new skills, achieve their educational goals while fulfilling our mission to deliver exceptional healthcare to the communities we serve.” - Jacquelyn Mountford, Director, Organizational Learning/Leadership Development, Health Quest Learning & Talent Development

Astor Services has been very fortunate to be able to partner with Marist College in an effort to provide our employees with a quality education at a generously discounted tuition. Since Astor began partnering with Marist College,  several of our employees, and their family members, have been able to take advantage of this opportunity.  Our employees are not only dedicated to the work they do with children and families, they are eager to learn and grow in their field.  Marist College has provided that opportunity!  Specifically, Astor has two employees working on advanced degrees, which will be a true benefit to the agency.  One teacher assistant is working on a degree in school psychology and another supervisor in a home based program is pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration. As an employer, we are so pleased to be able to encourage our employees to further their educations, which in turn makes our agency better! - Kate Bagshaw, Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, Astor Services for Children & Families

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (HVFCU) has partnered with Marist College for many years to provide employees with the opportunity to gain an exceptional education at a reduced cost. Through this program, HVFCU can support our staff’s efforts to develop and strengthen their skills and competencies, which in turn increases their engagement as a highly valued employee. - Rebecca Simmons, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Talent Management, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union


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