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:

Hybrid 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 professor and one from a school principal or supervising 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

Cooperating Teachers

Cooperating Teachers who take graduate education courses in exchange for a teaching voucher will also apply in GradCAS, but only need to submit the original voucher and receive permission from the Program Director who will advise on the appropriate course.  There is no limit to the number of graduate courses a cooperating teacher with a valid voucher may take; however; if the person later decides to become a degree candidate, he/she must then satisfy the requirements for matriculation.  It is important to note that a maximum of nine (9) credits may be applied toward the degree using courses taken with a voucher.

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