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Gaining acceptance into Marist's highly competitive Master of Arts in School Psychology program depends on a variety of factors, which can include undergraduate academic performance, prior work experience, recommendation letters, and an application essay.

New classes begin every September. Applications are accepted year round with a deadline of April 15 (applications after the deadline will be accepted on a case-by-case basis).

Marist’s School Psychology Program supports the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy developed by the National Association of School Psychologists.

All documents, with the exception of official college transcripts, can be submitted electronically through the following link https://maristgraduate.slideroom.com/

Admission Requirements

  • A completed Graduate Admission Application (available online)
  • A $50 application fee (you may pay this online if you are completing the online application or you may send a check or money order payable to Marist College)
  • Personal essay describing your history and interest in pursuing an advanced degree in school psychology
  • Three letters of recommendation are required from a professor or employment supervisor if your place of employment is related to the field of psychology
  • Official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions.
    • The undergraduate transcript should document a major in psychology or a closely related field. It must also indicate a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (based on a system where a 4.0 equals an A grade). Undergraduate coursework in: introduction to psychology, statistics, research methods in psychology/social sciences is required. Undergraduate coursework in psychological testing is preferred, but not required.
  • A current resume 
  • An interview

Send official transcripts to:
The Office of Enrollment Services
Marist College
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387
email: graduate@marist.edu