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Admission Requirements

Admission to the MS program is selective. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. As a rule, students admitted to the program must have an above average academic record with 3.0 GPA. However, other factors, such as work experience and academic coursework beyond the baccalaureate, are also taken into consideration.

In addition to the formal application for admission, applicants should provide official transcripts of all academic work, and are encouraged to submit a resumé as well as a listing of any non-credit/in-service coursework completed.

There are additional requirements for international students seeking admission to graduate study.

Software Development Graduate Degree Admission and Application Information

Gaining acceptance into Marist's highly competitive Master of Science in Computer Science Software Development program depends on a variety of factors, including undergraduate academic performance and professional work experience.

New classes begin every Fall and Spring semester. Applications are accepted year round with a fall deadline of August 1 (June 15 for international students) and a spring deadline of December 1 (November 1 for international students).

All documents, with the exception of official college transcripts, can be submitted electronically through the following link https://maristgraduate.slideroom.com/

Admission Requirements

  • A completed Graduate Admission Application (available online)
  • Personal Statement
  • Official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions.
  • A current resume specifying programming languages known

International Student Additional Admission Requirements

  • In addition to the above-listed requirements, international applicants must also submit the following:
  • A minimum score of 79 on IBT TOEFL, 6.5 on IELTS or 58 on PTE. Marist report code is 2400
  • A minimum academic overall grade of 60% or GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 7/10 or a first division
  • Official GRE score
  • An original notarized copy of Declaration of Financial Form/Affidavit of Support and an official letter from a bank manager 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/intl/apply-student-visa
  • A statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Additional International Admission Information

Send official transcripts to:
Marist College
Enrollment Services LT120
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387