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.
• 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
• A current resume (hard copy or email)
• An interview with the program director
• School Psychology Course Prerequisites: general psychology, statistics, research methods in psychology/social sciences with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Send all application materials to:
The Office of Graduate Admission
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387