Gaining acceptance into Marist's highly competitive Master of Arts in School Psychology program depends on a variety of factors, which can include undergraduate academic performance, prior work experience, recommendation letters, and an application essay.

New classes begin every September. Applications are accepted year round with a deadline of April 15 (applications after the deadline will be accepted on a case-by-case basis).

Marist’s School Psychology Program supports the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy developed by the National Association of School Psychologists.

Admission Requirements

• A completed Graduate Admission Application (available online)
• A $50 application fee (you may pay this online if you are completing the online application or you may send a check or money order payable to Marist College)
• Personal essay describing your history and interest in pursuing an advanced degree in school psychology (hard copy or email)
• Three letters of recommendation along with the recommendation form are required from a professor or employment supervisor if your place of employment is related to the field of psychology
• Official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions.

  • The undergraduate transcript should document a major in psychology or a closely related field. It must also indicate a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (based on a system where a 4.0 equals an A grade). Undergraduate coursework in: introduction to psychology, statistics, research methods in psychology/social sciences is required. Undergraduate coursework in psychological testing is preferred, but not required.

• A current resume (hard copy or email)
• An interview

Send all application materials to:
The Office of Graduate Admission
Marist College
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387