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Adult & Returning Students: Degree Programs

Learn about Marist's accelerated degree completion programs for adult students.

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Traditional and Online Bachelor's Degrees for Working Adult Students

Designed for the working professional, our adult-specific bachelor's degree programs focus on building key management and leadership skills in face-to-face and web-based formats.  Students can use our online course equivalency database to check course-to-course equivalencies as determined by Marist College. This database is for informational purposes only. Please note this is an unofficial resource and we encourage you to reach out to our office at should you have further questions or concerns.

Traditional and Online BA/BS in Professional Studies

The interdisciplinary curriculum is available in a blended one night per week and online format at our Poughkeepsie campus or 100% online.

• Online concentrations in Management Studies, Organizational Communication, Behavioral Studies, Organizational Leadership, Information Technology Management.
• On-campus customized areas of study within all seven academic schools.

Paralegal Certificate (ABA Approved)

*Offered evenings or on alternate weekends in Poughkeepsie, NY.

To view individual program descriptions and curriculum, visitMarist's School of Professional Programs.

Additional Undergraduate Degree Programs

Marist also offers adult students the option of earning their degree through the traditional undergraduate path. Visit the Academic Programs page for a full listing of all 50+ majors, minors, and concentrations available on the Marist main campus and the branch campus in Florence, Italy. 

Campus-based Five Year Programs

Adult students who pursue the traditional undergraduate degree path also have the option to participate in the dual degree "bachelors to masters" option. Visit the Academic Programs page to see a full listing of these five-year programs.


Wondering Which Degree is Right for You?

To learn more about these exciting programs contact Adult Admission at 888-877-7900 or email us at We can provide you with detailed information about the course of study, tuition pricing and financial aid options, and career opportunities. Interested students can start in the fall, spring, or summer – so contact us today!