• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The Professional Studies major from Marist College is everything you need in an academic program, packaged for convenience. This bachelor degree completion option is available in online and on-ground formats that cover areas such as Management Studies, Organizational Communication, Organizational Leadership, Information Technology Management, and Behavioral Studies.
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Overview

This Professional Studies major from Marist College allows students to maximize use of  credits earned from previous colleges / universities,  ACE accredited professional certifications, and credit for certain life work experiences. 

How is the Professional Studies major different from the other majors?

It is no different in academic rigor or quality.  The admission requirements are the same, the faculty are the same, and students earn the same bachelor’s degree.  The only difference is the format in which the courses are delivered.

What is different about the format?

The courses in the Professional Studies major are a mix of the classes you would find in our “regular” classrooms, online courses, and accelerated versions of courses.  This allows students to mix and match according to their interest, schedule, and timeline to completion needs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early Decision: November 15th
    • Early Action: November 15th
    • Early Decision 2: February 1st
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Management Studies
  • Organizational Leadership
  • IT Management
  • Behavioral Studies (Psychology)
  • Organizational Communication
  • Social Science (Social Work, Sociology)
  • Project Management
  • Data Center Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Public Management
  • Professional Administration

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.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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