• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The Information Technology and Systems programme from Marist College is an exciting new major that combines the best of Information Systems and Information Technology. ITS provides a common foundation in computing and business before branching out into two concentrations: Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS).
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Overview

An ITS major with a concentration in IS gives students a broad background in the rapidly changing discipline of Information Systems, which serves as a bridge between Computer Science and Business. The program's courses offer a balance of technical and business skills that are pertinent to the development, implementation and maintenance of information systems in a variety of organizational settings. IS includes an exciting focus on Business Intelligence, Data Measures, Data Warehouses and Information Quality.

An ITS major with a concentration in IT prepares students in the areas of networking technologies, web technologies and multimedia. In the area of networking technologies, students study the hardware and software components of networks and issues related to the design, implementation, administration, and security of networks. Web technology courses deal with the latest technologies in web development including client-side and server-side technologies and e-commerce systems. Students also study multimedia and the design of graphical interfaces.

Program Goals and Objectives of the Information Technology and Systems programme from Marist College

  • Prepare students for employment in a technology field or for graduate study in a technology field.
  • Provide students with both theoretical knowledge and skills-based proficiencies in the five core technology competencies: programming, hardware, data communications, data management, and systems/software analysis and design.
  • Provide students with fundamental knowledge of business administration and management so that graduates will be able to work effectively within businesses and organizations.
  • Develop interpersonal skills for working effectively on teams.
  • Develop effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Educate students about the behavioral, social, and ethical aspects of technology.

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:

  • Software Development
  • Software Systems and Analysis
  • Data Communications and Networks 
  • Database Management
  • Internetworking
  • Architecture of Hardware and System Software

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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:

    550

    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

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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