Educational Psychology

Master of Science in Education in Contemporary Curriculum & Instruction


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NCATE Accredited Master of Science in Education

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 at

Application Deadline:

Online Summer Program - May 15

Spring Start - December 1 

*Applications received after deadline will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

You will select the following:

  • Term – spring or summer
  • Institution – Marist College
  • Program – Master of Science in Education

A Complete Application in GradCAS includes the following:

  • Unofficial transcript from bachelor’s degree-granting college/university must be uploaded to the application for an admission decision.  Official bachelor’s degree noted transcript will be required upon acceptance in order to matriculate.
    • Electronic official transcripts will be accepted through Credentials SolutionsNational Clearinghouse, or Parchment. Be sure to enter Marist College as the recipient
    • Official transcripts can also be sent via mail to:

Marist College
Office of Enrollment Services
3399 N. Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  • Current resume
  • Initial Teacher Certificate (required by those seeking NYS Professional Teacher Certification)
  • Personal statement of at least 750 words outlining educational background, experiences, and goals, and the reason(s) for selecting Marist’s Master of Science in Education program
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a former professor and one from your Cooperating Teacher)
    • You must supply the names and email addresses for each recommender in GradCAS in order to submit your application
  • Interview with the program director (a short written task is a part of the interview)
  • Nonrefundable $50 application fee

International Applicants:

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

  • Transcripts earned from colleges outside of the United States, India, and Nepal require a course-by-course degree evaluation that converts grades and degrees to the United States grading system. Use any company listed here. You will be required to secure a new set of official transcripts for the evaluation. Secure a second new set of transcripts in an envelope sealed by your college/university for Marist. Do not open the sealed envelope or the transcripts are considered unofficial.
  • Proof of English proficiency is required for students who have earned their Bachelor’s degrees outside of the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom. (Upload scans of scores to GradCAS) Exams must be taken at a testing center. Accepted exams and minimum accepted scores are listed below. Upload a scan of your English proficiency score to your application.
    • IELTS 6.5
    • TOEFL 79
    • PTE 58
  • Accepted students need to provide financial documents for an I-20 to be issued.
    • Copy of Declaration of Financial Form/Affidavit of Support signed by each person listed on the bank account or loan documents
    • A letter signed by 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 here.

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