Educational Psychology

Master of Science in Education in Contemporary Curriculum & Instruction


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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should apply to the Master of Science in Education program?

Qualified individuals seeking Professional Teaching Certification in New York State, or those working in the private sector seeking to become better educators.

Is the GMAT or GRE required?

No, the MS in Education does not require GRE or GMAT score submission.

Are there any types of financial aid available for prospective students?

Assistance for graduate students at Marist is available in many forms, including low-interest loans, merit scholarships, and need-based grants. It is recommended that students file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at as soon as possible. Financial packages will be sent to students upon acceptance to Marist. For more information on financial aid opportunities and deadlines, visit Student Financial Services.

How long does it take to complete the Master of Science in Education degree program?

Coursework may be completed either through full-time or part-time study. The program is designed so that it can be completed by a full-time student in three to four semesters, completing 9 or 12 credits each semester. Part-time graduate students/candidates must complete the program within five years from matriculation in the program. 

Do I need to have a specific undergraduate degree to pursue the Master of Science in Education degree at Marist College?

Applicants to the Master of Science in Education program must have an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of a 3.0. 

Where can I find the application requirements?

All admission requirements, deadlines, and contact information can be found on our Master of Science in Education Admission page.

How do I obtain my books if I am completing an online program or course?

Textbooks can be ordered online and shipped through the Marist College Bookstore.

Are there services to help me find a job?

The Marist College Office of Career Services provides students with assistance in job placement throughout the course of their enrollment in the program and upon graduation from the program. FoxQuest is a fully online job and internship search tool which allows students to search for and apply for positions from any location. Additionally, the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences may have employment opportunities that eligible students and alumni may apply for.

Where can I learn more about the courses or requirements associated with this program?

To learn more about the course descriptions, requirements, and faculty associated with the Master of Science in Education program, please visit the curriculum page.

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