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.

About

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

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time 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

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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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Academic Requirements

  • Completed Undergraduate Admission Application, with fee: We accept either the Marist application or the Common application with a Marist supplement.
  • Official transcript(s): from all high schools attended, including your most recent grades available at the time of application.
  • Writing sample.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: one from a counselor and the other from a teacher.
  • Optional: Official SAT or ACT with Writing results, which can be sent directly from the testing agency or indicated on your high school transcript.
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results, if English is not your primary language.
  • Certificate of Financial Resources form: for non-U.S. citizens.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42500 USD/year
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  • National

    42500 USD/year
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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.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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