Graduate Overview Video
Learn more about the value of a graduate degree from Marist College and our innovative approaches for online learning and instructional technology in the classroom.
Optum Academic Partnership
Who We Are
Marist College is located on the banks of the historic Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY with a branch campus in Florence, Italy. Marist is a comprehensive, independent institution with core values consisting of excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. As an institution, Marist supports a wide variety of programs to meet the community’s needs and broaden access to education. Our mission is to help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.
What We Offer
Marist offers continuing education to the adult community through over 40 undergraduate majors, and numerous graduate programs and advanced certificates. The graduate programming will cover topics in business, public administration, accounting, analytics, counseling, education, marketing communications, information systems, and medicine. Marist graduate and adult undergraduate programs are designed with the working professional in mind, offering online and on-ground options that will focus on building essential skills, increasing earning potential, and strengthening your marketability. Our dedicated faculty really gets to know their students, leading to mentorship, joint research opportunities, and intellectual guidance.
Guided by our similar values, Optum’s talented and diverse team of people focus on their customers, every day. Their combined intelligence, spirit and imagination creates a welcoming environment that promotes learning and growth.
As a way of saying "thank you" to Optum employees who reside in our community, Marist College is offering special tuition pricing for all employees and their immediate adult family members.
Special Tuition Pricing for Employees
Optum employees and their immediate adult family members will receive the following benefits:
- A tuition discount on eligible graduate and adult undergraduate degree programs. For our complete list of eligible programs and discounted pricing, visit our eligible programs and pricing page.
- Options for Full-Time and Part-Time Master's and Bachelor's degree programs offered 100% online, in-class, or a mix of both.
Optum employees and their families must show proof of employment in order to qualify for the partnership tuition rate.
Adult undergraduate students are defined as students who begin their Marist academic career at age 22 or older and who are applying through the Office of Adult Undergraduate Admission. Graduate students are those students who initiate an application for a stand-alone Master’s degree through the Office of Graduate Admission.
Final determination of eligibility is made by Marist College.
Complete our online inquiry form to receive more information. All contact information provided is confidential.
Marist College offers students a variety of programs on-site and online for both graduate and adult undergraduate (ages 22+) learners.
Please visit our eligible programs page for more information