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Frequently Asked Questions

Our admissions counselors compiled this helpful information based on the questions they most frequently receive from prospects like you.
  • What are my degree requirements?

  • What are the application requirements?

    Some programs have additional requirements:

    MSEd programs – Documentation of New York State teacher certification, 3.0 GPA and official GRE score report sent to ETS code 2324.

    MST programs – One page statement of purpose, explaining your interest in teaching, 3.0 GPA and official GRE score report sent to ETS code 2324.

    Marriage and Family Therapy – One-two page autobiographical statement, explaining what spurred your interest in becoming a Marriage and Family therapist

    Public Relations – Three writing samples, no more than 1-2 pages in length each, highlighting your ability to persuade or argue a point

    Communication Sciences and Disorders – Submission of the CSDCAS application and Part Four Iona-specific questions. Applicants may only apply through CSDCAS. Requirements include official GRE score report sent to the Designated Institution (DI) Code 1761 and three letters of recommendation. Successful completion of prerequisite coursework is required prior to the start of the graduate program, and a recommended GPA of 3.5 is suggested.
  • Can I apply online?

    Yes, applying online is the preferred application method.
     
    Supplemental materials may be sent to:
     
    Iona College Graduate Admissions
    715 North Avenue
    New Rochelle, NY 10801
     
    OR
     
    You may e-mail materials to your Admissions Counselor.

    Krista Gottlieb at kgottlieb@iona.edu Shantell Aughburns at saughburns@iona.edu
    • Computer Science
    • Communications Sciences and Disorders
    • MS in Education (MSED)
    • Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
    • MA English
    • MA History
    • MA Psychology:
      • Industrial Organizational (I/O)
      • Mental Health Counseling (MHC)
      • Experimental
      • School Psychology
    • MS Criminal Justice
    • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy
    • MA Public Relations

  • Where can I mail paper application materials?

    You may send paper application forms, supplemental materials and application fees to:

    Iona College
    Graduate Admissions – McSpedon Hall
    715 North Avenue
    New Rochelle, NY 10801
  • Is there an application deadline?

    We operate on a rolling admissions basis. But we do encourage you to submit your completed application a month prior to a session start if possible.
     
    *Please note: The Communication Sciences and Disorders program deadline is February 15 for the Fall semester. The School Psychology program has a recommended deadline of February 15 for the Fall semester.
  • Is there a way to have the application fee waived?

    Yes. Attend one of our monthly Information Sessions and your fee will be waived.
  • How many copies of my transcripts do I need to submit for my application?

    You are only required to send one official copy of records for all previous postsecondary education.  They must be official transcripts that bear the appropriate signatures and seal of the institution that issued it. Transcripts must be received either in a sealed envelope from the institution, or via email through a certified electronic copy from the institution.
     
    Mailed materials can be sent to:
     
    Iona College
    Gradaute Admissions - McSpedon Hall
    715 North Avenue
    New Rochelle, NY 10801
  • How many letters of recommendation do I need to submit for my application?

    Two letters of recommendation are required for most programs, unless otherwise noted in you specific Program Requirements List.  Please ask your recommenders to send recommendations on letterhead in a sealed envelope to the Iona College mailing address, or they may use the Graduate Recommendation Form instead of a letter, or in conjunction with the form.

    Three letters of recommendation are required for the Communication Sciences and Disorders program, which are to be submitted through CSDCAS.

  • Any advice on my personal statement?

    Yes. A personal statement should tell Admissions something that the application itself does not. This can range from an explanation of performance during a particular point in time, to the rationale for your decision to pursue a certain program. Please be sure that your personal statement is not more than two pages.
  • Are there additional documentation requirements for International Applicants?

    Yes. International Students must submit a transcript evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), Results of the TOEFL examination if your native language is not English or results of the IELTS and Copy of your visa if you are already in the U.S., or documentation showing that you have sufficient financial support for tuition, fees, housing, food, insurance, books, and incidental expenses for at least one year of full-time study.
  • Do I have to take the GRE?

    The GRE is required for the following programs:
    • MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • ALL MS Education and MS Teaching programs
    • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy (if the undergraduate GPA is between 2.6 and 2.95)
    • MA in Public Relations (if the undergraduate GPA is between 2.6 and 2.95)
    The ETS/GRE school code for Iona College is 2324. The Designated Institution (DI) Code for Iona College applicants using CSDCAS is 1761.

    Iona will not accept GRE scores that are more than three years old or which use the previous scoring method.
  • When do classes start?

    Arts and Science classes enroll in three sessions: Fall (end of August), Spring (January) and some programs offer courses in Summer session.
  • Are there any scholarships available?

    Yes, Iona College offers a variety of scholarships awards. Details can be found here.
  • What is Iona College’s FAFSA Institutional Code?

    002737
  • I am currently enrolled in another school’s graduate program. Does Iona College accept transfer graduate credits?

    Iona College will accept a maximum of six graduate credits from another accredited institution, pending the approval of the department and the graduate admissions office.
  • What are the Graduate Admissions Office Hours?

    Monday, Wednesday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
    Tuesday 8:30am-6:30pm
    Note: During the summer months, the office closes at 12:00pm on Fridays
  • I have additional questions. Who can I contact?

    Contact Krista Gottlieb at kgottlieb@iona.edu or (914) 633-2492 for questions about the following programs:
    • Computer Science
    • MA in Communications Sciences and Disorders
    • MS in Education (MSED)
    • Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
    • MA English
    • MA History
    Contact Shantell Aughburns at saughburns@iona.edu or (914)633-2440 for questions about the following programs:
    • MA Psychology:
    • Industrial Organizational (I/O)
    • Mental Health Counseling (MHC)
    • Experimental
    • School Psychology
    • MS Criminal Justice
    • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy
    • MA Public Relations