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Master of Arts in School Psychology

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MA in School Psychology Admission Requirements

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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

Application Deadline: May 15 (applications after this date will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis)

You will select the following:

  • Term – fall
  • Institution – Marist College
  • Program – MA in School Psychology

A Complete Application in GradCAS includes the following:

  • Unofficial transcript from bachelor’s degree-granting college/university with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field (Human Behavior, Education) with a GPA of 3.0. or higher 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
  • Personal essay of at least 500 words that answers the question: What is the biggest challenge school psychologists face today?
  • Three letters of recommendation (from your instructors or work supervisors)
    • You must supply the names and email addresses for each recommender in GradCAS in order to submit your application
  • Interview with the program director


This program is not F-1 Student VISA eligible.


Coursework (with a grade of 3.0 or better preferred) comparable to the following courses:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Research Methods in Psychology/Social Sciences
  • Psychological Testing (preferred not required)

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