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MSIS Admission Requirements

You have put a lot of thought into making the decision to apply. Make sure you don’t forget the details!

Preparing to Apply

Before you begin the online application, we highly recommend you have your current resume and personal statement finalized. Both documents will be uploaded to the centralized application.

How to Apply

All applications for admission will be processed through a centralized application service for graduate programs (GradCAS).  

You will create an account via the online application portal (preferred browsers are Google Chrome or Firefox.  If you encounter any issues, please contact our technical support at 857-304-2086 or via email GradCASinfo@liaisonedu.com

You will select the following:

  • Term – fall or spring
  • Institution – Marist College
  • Program – MS in Information Systems

A Complete Application in GradCAS includes the following:

  • Official transcripts from each college/university attended.  Bachelor’s degree noted transcripts must be submitted prior to matriculation
    1. Electronic transcripts will be accepted through Credentials Solutions, National Clearinghouse, or Parchment. Be sure to enter GradCAS as the recipient
      1. Official transcripts can be sent via mail to:

GradCAS Transcript Processing Center

PO Box 9217

Watertown, MA 02471

  • Current resume
  • Personal statement outlining career objective(s), the reason(s) for selecting Marist’s MSIS program, desired specialization, and your personal and professional expectations from the program
  • Prerequisite course(s) - an introduction to statistics course is required. Applicants interested in the computer networks and security concentration must have completed a course in inter-networking
  • Nonrefundable $50 application fee

International Applicants:

In addition to the above-listed requirements, international applicants must also submit the following:

  • Proof of English proficiency (based on one of the following):
    • Minimum 79 on IBT TOEFL (upload copy to GradCAS)
      • Official score report will be required upon request for I20 GradCAS score report code is B886
    • Minimum 6.5 on IELTS (upload copy to GradCAS)
      • Official score report will be required upon request for I20 Marist score report code is 2400
    • Minimum 58 on PTE (upload copy to GradCAS)
      • Official score report will be required upon request for I20 Marist score report code is 2400
  • Minimum academic overall grade of 60% or GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 7/10 or a first division – copies of marksheets, consolidated marksheet, and provisional certificate if available may be uploaded to GradCAS
  • GRE score (upload copy to GradCAS)
    • Official score report will be required upon request for I20 GradCAS score report code is 4115
  • Copy of Declaration of Financial Form/Affidavit of Support and letter from a bank manager (required upon request for I20) stating that a minimum amount is accessible to cover the cost for the academic year. Amounts for the year of application are available at http://www.marist.edu/admission/international/visa_process.html.
  • Two letters of recommendation (upload copies to GradCAS)
  • Nonrefundable $24 application fee