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Marist College


Marist College is an independent, coeducational, comprehensive liberal arts college with a main campus located along the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, New York. Marist College services over 4,000 traditional students, 750 adult continuing education students, and over 850 full- and part-time graduate students. Marist has been named one of the nation’s best by Princeton Review, recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, and noted for its leadership and use of technology by Barron’s Best Buys in College Education. The college has a 15 to 1 student-faculty ratio, and on average, 80% of its faculty members hold the highest potential degree in their fields. The mission of Marist College is to help students develop the intellect and character required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.


Marist College began its history in 1905 when the Marist brothers came to the Hudson Valley with the intention of training young men to continue the Marist brothers’ vocation as educators. What began as a house with some property has grown over the years to over 150 acres. The first college courses were offered in 1929 under the name Marian College, and in 1946 it became a full four-year college. It was renamed Marist College in 1960 and began to include a wider community. The last four decades have seen Marist expand both academically and physically.


Marist College offers over 60 programs toward certificates, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees. Some of the undergraduate programs include Accounting, Advertising, American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biology, Business, Catholic Studies, Chemistry, Cinema Studies, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Fashion Merchandising, French, Gaming/Interactive Media, Global Studies, History, Information Systems, Information Technology, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Radio/Television/Film, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Sports Communications Women Studies.

Graduate studies offered by Marist College include the following:
MA in Communication
MA in Educational Psychology
MA in Mental Health Counseling
MA in School Psychology
Master of Education
MBA - Master of Business Administration
MPA - Master of Public Administration
MS in Information Systems
MS in Software Development
MS in Technology Management
Advanced Certificate in Executive Leadership
Advanced Certificate in Finance
Advanced Certificate in Information Systems
Advanced Certificate in Marketing
Advanced Certificate in Production Management
Advanced Certificate in School Psychology

Online/Distance Learning

Marist College recognizes the important trend of adult education through information and communication technology. Marist is committed to the ongoing creation and development of an online format of academic programs so that any individual, regardless of location, can take advantage of the exciting educational opportunities at Marist College. In addition to offering many undergraduate courses online, Marist has the following online graduate degree programs:

Master of Arts in Communication
Master of Business Administration
Master of Arts in Educational Psychology
Master of Public Administration
Master of Science in Information Systems
Master of Science in Technology Management


Marist College holds institutional accreditation by the Middle State Commission on Higher Education and holds the following academic accreditations:
The School of Management is accredited by the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
The Medical Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
The Social Work bachelor’s completion program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Financial Assistance

The mission statement of the Marist College Office of Student Financial Service is to provide affordability options and manage the equitable distribution of student aid funds through personalized service and integrity. Financial aid representatives are ready to assist prospective students with putting their education within reach.

Tuition and Fees

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Tuition and Fees

If you would like to learn more about tuition and fees, please fill out the following form and you will be provided with detailed information about the costs and fees associated with attending Marist College.