Application Process for Graduate School of Arts and Science

We look forward to receiving your application!

When should you apply?

Most of Iona's graduate programs operate on a rolling admission basis. But we do encourage you to submit your application a month prior to a session start if possible, to help better assure a smooth transition. Arts and Science classes enroll in three sessions: Fall (end of August), Spring (January) and some programs offer courses in Summer session.

What documents are required for a completed application?

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
*Please note other than the on-line application, all other documents must be sent to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Iona College
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Additional requirements for MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders

This program admits for the Fall semester only.  The deadline for Fall 2015 is February 1, 2016. Going forward, Iona will be joining CSDCAS, and requires all applicants to apply through the CSDCAS system. CSDCAS will go live on September 17, 2015.
  • Three professional letters of recommendation.  
  • Official GRE score report using the DI code 1761.  A score within the 140-160 range on both quantitative and verbal reasoning is preferred.
  • Interview by Department.  Applicants invited for an interview will be notified by their admissions counselor.
  • Recommended GPA of 3.5
  • Successful completion of prerequisite coursework

Other Important Application Information:

  1. Applicants may request an interview prior to acceptance, but an interview is not required.
  2. Applications are processed on a continuing basis and decisions on admission are made when the application file is complete.
  3. Applications are valid for one year from the day they are received. Students who do not apply in the term for which they are accepted may apply in writing for admission to a subsequent term within a one year limit.
  4. Transfer of credits from other colleges are evaluated on an individual basis.
  5. Applicants may send materials directly to the Graduate Admissions office.
  6. School Psychology only admits students for our Fall term.

For More Information

Krista Gottlieb at or (914) 633-2492 for: Shantell Aughburns at or (914) 633-2440 for:
  • 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