Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Association (ATFA)
In 2007, the ATF Association (ATFA) was established as a non-profit corporation to bring together former and current ATF colleagues for fellowship and friendship, assist with post-ATF career planning and development, and to provide support in a time of need. Members of the Association include Special Agents, Industry Operations Inspectors and Investigators, Explosive Enforcement Officers, and other professionals of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) who supported the ATF mission.
Whether it be emotional or financial, the ATF Association is committed to supporting the families of ATF employees that have passed or sustained serious injuries in fulfilling the ATF mission. They are dedicated to keeping the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
As a way of saying "thank you" to the many ATF Association members who reside in our community, Marist College is offering special tuition pricing for all members and their immediate family members.
- A tuition discount on eligible graduate and adult undergraduate degree programs. For our complete list of eligible programs and discounted pricing visit our eligible programs and pricing page.
- Options for Full-Time and Part-Time Master's and Bachelor's degree programs offered 100% online, in-class or a mix of both.
- Enjoy state of the art classrooms for our Bachelor's and Master's programs offered on our Main Campus in Poughkeepsie, NY. We also offer a classroom-based MPA option at our satellite locations in Queens, NY, and Albany, NY.
ATF Association members and their immediate adult family members must show proof of membership in order to qualify for the partnership tuition rate.
Adult undergraduate students are defined as students who began their Marist academic career at age 22 or older and who are applying through the office of Adult Undergraduate Admission. Graduate students are those students who are initiating an application for a stand-alone masters degree through the Office of Graduate Admission.
Final determination of eligibility is made by Marist College.
Marist College offers students a variety of programs on-site and online for both graduate and adult undergraduate (ages 22+) learners.
Please visit our eligible programs page for more information.
Marsit College Online Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree Program
We offer two start dates for this online program. Apply by December 1 to start in January or apply by August 1 to start in September.
Marist College has offered the MPA degree since 1980 and, for over 20 years, has partnered with law enforcement agencies in New York State. As part of the academic partnership between Marist College and ATFA, the MPA will be delivered as an online degree program to assist personnel who are unable to attend traditional courses at our satellite locations or prefer the convenience of online learning.
MPA Program Structure
Marist’s MPA degree program meets the needs of the busy law enforcement professional by combining accelerated scheduling and a reduced pricing structure with the flexibility and convenience of Marist’s online course delivery system. Students in this program represent a diverse mix of law enforcement and criminal justice professionals from local, state, and federal agencies throughout the nation. This combination of experience provides for an intensely rich and beneficial learning experience and allows students the opportunity to widen their professional networks.
The MPA program is comprised of 39-42 credits of graduate coursework (13-14 courses). Students with less than two years of work experience in the public or non-profit sectors will be required to complete a Public Administration internship. All MPA courses are eight weeks in length and offered Spring, Summer, and Fall. Semester breaks are included. The entire graduate degree program can be completed in just over two years.