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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 program requirements?

  • What are the application requirements?

    Some programs have additional requirements:

    MSEd programs – documentation of New York State teacher certification

    MST programs – One page statement of purpose, explaining your interest in teaching

    Marriage and Family Therapy – 1-2 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 –  Requires submission of an official GRE score report, a completed application, a  supplemental application form and three professional recommendations.  This program requires a specific  recommendation form. GPA of 3.5. Successful completion of prerequisite coursework. Interview with Department.
  • 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 Amanda St. Bernard at astbernard@iona.edu
    • Computer Science
    • Communications Sciences and Disorders
    • MS in Education (MSED)
    • Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
    • MA English
    • MA History
    • MA Spanish
    • 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
    715 North Avenue
    New Rochelle, NY 10801
  • Is there an application deadline?

    Most of Iona’s graduate program operate on a rolling admissions basis. But we do encourage you to submit your application a month prior to a session start it possible, to help better assure a smooth transition. The Communication Sciences and Disorders program is February 1st.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 letter of recommendation are required for the Communication Sciences and Disorders program.  Applications must use the program specific recommendation form.

  • 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 MSEd and MST programs (if the undergraduate GPA is between 2.6 and 2.95)
    • 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)
  • 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?

    • The Edmund Rice scholarship is awarded to applicants who have maintained a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.7 or above.  It provides a $500 discount on the tuition for each 3 credit course taken.
    • Those students who graduated from Iona with a Bachelor’s degree are eligible for the Alumni discount, which provides a 10% discount on tuition.
    • Individuals who are currently employed full-time as teachers or administrators in Catholic elementary or secondary schools in the New York Archdiocese or neighboring diocese are eligible for the Archdiocesan Scholarship, which provides a 33% discount on graduate tuition for a maximum of 6 credits per semester.
    • To receive scholarship awards, all students must file a FAFSA every year they are enrolled.
    • The First Responders Scholarship is available to active and retired emergency response professionals.  This scholarship is available to graduate students that apply for admission and are registered in any programs offered at the Rockland Graduate Center or the Criminal Justice program. Recipients will be eligible to receive a tuition scholarship equal to 30% of graduate tuition.
  • 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.
  • What are the Admissions Office hours?

    Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00pm (in the summer months, the office closes at noon 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
    • MA Spanish

    Contact Amanda St. Bernard at astbernard@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

    Director of Graduate Admissions:
    Frank Boughner
    fboughner@iona.edu or (914) 633-2420