• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Psychology programme from Marist College is designed to provide the knowledge and skills related to the scientific study of human behavior, thoughts, and emotions. In keeping with the liberal arts tradition, the Psychology major emphasizes developing students' awareness of ethical issues, as well as the development of their personal value systems.
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The Psychology programme from Marist College seeks to inform students that psychology is a science with a variety of techniques and research methods. Required coursework is structured to include experiences in conducting research, as well as exposure to an array of contemporary theories in a variety of psychological fields. Students are encouraged to combine electives to form a thematic concentration that is personally and professionally meaningful. 

During the senior year, students take a liberal arts and psychology major capstone course, History and Systems of Psychology. Students also engage in required fieldwork designed to allow them to experience psychology in the working world, as well as to clarify their career goals.

The Psychology faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. During students' academic career, they will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty members on research projects. Students can also participate in community service through the Psychology Club and other campus organizations. Students who excel academically may apply to join the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology or enter one of Marist's Psychology graduate programs early, while completing their undergraduate degree.


The Psychology major prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of psychology and for advanced graduate education. Marist Psychology provides graduate studies in counseling, school psychology, and educational psychology. Students can also earn a double major in psychology and criminal justice in four years. 

Because psychology examines how and why people act, think, and feel, the Psychology major (or minor) is particularly useful when combined with other disciplines such as elementary/special education teacher training, criminal justice, communication, business, pre-medicine, and pre-law.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early Decision: November 15th
      • Early Action: November 15th
      • Early Decision 2: February 1st
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Technology for the 21st Century
  • Biological Psychology
  • Research Methodology AND Lab
  • Capping Course
  • Developmental Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application: You can choose between the Marist Application (online or print), Common Application, or Coalition Application. 

  • Secondary school transcript(s)

  • SAT/ACT scores:  Marist is a test-optional school, but you can still submit your scores for consideration

  • Two Letters of Recommendation: one from a counselor and the other from a teacher

  • Personal essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Health Insurance: $3,275

Living costs for Poughkeepsie

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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