• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Overview

Prior experience or knowledge of IS is not required to take this program. Candidates who have taken an IS concentration at the graduate level at Marist are ineligible for this certificate.

Because the courses require considerable time and effort, only one course is permitted in the first semester (this requirement may be waived by the graduate director based upon recent prior academic performance). Students generally carry two to four courses per calendar year and take two years to complete the certificate. The maximum time permitted for completion is four years following admission into the program.

Key facts:

All courses taken in the Information Systems certificate from Marist College are graduate IS courses and may be later applied to the IS graduate degree program provided the grades earned are B or better. However, because of the more comprehensive nature of the IS master's program, admission requirements are more rigorous and additional technical competency may be gained through taking some prerequisite courses. Specific requirements will be identified when admission to the IS master's program is requested.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    18 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Systems & Information Concepts in Organizations
  • Data Management
  • Data Communications
  • Information Analysis
  • Systems Design 
  • Information Systems Independent Project

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.

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  • 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

  • Unofficial transcripts from each college/university attended must be uploaded to the application for an admission decision
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement outlining career objective(s), the reason(s) for selecting Marist’s IS certificate, and your personal and professional expectations from the program
  • Nonrefundable $50 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    850 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 850 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    850 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 850 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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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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