How to Apply

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You’re taking the first step in an exciting process: one that will change your life.

Our application process is designed to look at the whole person. We will consider your application and past academic performance, along with your recommendation letter(s) and overall personal performance.

GMAT or GRE scores are not required for admission to most of our graduate programs. In some cases, scores may be required if your GPA does not meet requirements, or if the program requires it (see additional requirements). However, you do have the option of submitting GMAT or GRE scores if you feel it will strengthen your application.

Application Deadline

Most of our 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 assure a smooth transition.

  • School of Arts & Science classes enroll in four sessions: Fall (end of August), Spring (January), and two summer sessions.
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders, Marriage and Family Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and School Psychology admit for Fall term only.
  • School of Business classes follow a trimester schedule, and enrolls in five terms: Fall (end of August), Winter, (late November); Spring (late February) and two Summer sessions.

How do I Apply?

Step 1. Complete Your Application

Complete our easy online application to let us know about you and your experiences!

Graduate Application

Step 2. Send Us Your Transcripts

We will need official transcripts from all colleges attended, including transfer credits and graduate transcripts if applicable. Transfer of credits from other colleges is evaluated on an individual basis.

Official electronic transcripts should be sent to lapentagrad@iona.edu.

Official mailed transcripts may be sent to:

Iona College
LaPenta School of Business
Attn: Graduate Admissions
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Step 3. Submit Required Supporting Documents

  • Recommendation Letter: We want to hear from a professional or academic contact who knows you best. Letters can be submitted in the application portal or emailed to lapentagrad@iona.edu.
  • Current Résumé: Submit the most recent version of your résumé through the application portal.
  • Official NACES Course-by-Course Evaluation (International Students Only)
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS test scores (International Students Only)

Step 1. Complete Your Application

Complete our easy online application to let us know about you and your experiences!

Graduate Application

Step 2. Send Us Your Transcripts

We will need official transcripts from all colleges attended, including transfer credits and graduate transcripts if applicable. Transfer of credits from other colleges is evaluated on an individual basis.

Copies of your transcripts should be sent directly to our Admissions team:

Iona College
School of Arts & Science
Attn: Graduate Admissions
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Step 3. Submit Additional Documents

  • Recommendation Letter: We want to hear from a professional contact who knows you best. We are interested in hearing about your interests, organizational and leadership qualities, experiences, and more.
  • Current Résumé
  • NACES Course Evaluation/Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (International Students Only)
  • Additional Requirements for select programs
  • Computer Science: Completion of CS 510 (Discrete Mathematics) and CS 520 (Intro to Computer Science) with a B or higher.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders: Submission of CSDCAS application and official GRE scores. See full Communication Sciences and Disorders requirements.
  • Education - MSEd: Documentation of New York State teacher certification and official GRE scores sent to ETS code 2324. A transcript evaluation will be done to determine if any outstanding prerequisites need to be completed.
  • Education - MST: Official GRE scores sent to ETS code 2324. A transcript evaluation will be done to determine if any outstanding prerequisites need to be completed.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy: 1-2 page autobiographical statement explaining what spurred your interest in becoming a Marriage and Family therapist, two letters of recommendation, and GRE scores if overall GPA is below 3.0.
  • MS in Occupational Therapy: Submission of OTCAS application and official GRE scores. See full Occupational Therapy requirements.
  • Psychology Programs (Mental Health Counseling, School Psychology, Psychology: General Experimental Specialization, Psychology: Industrial-Organizational Specialization): Two letters of recommendation are required if your GPA is below 3.0. If your overall GPA is 3.0 or higher, you may submit one letter of recommendation, but it must be from an academic reference. At least six credits of psychology courses in quantitative research methods and experimental research methods with a B or higher.
  • Public Relations: Two writing samples, no more than 1-2 pages in length each, highlighting your ability to persuade or argue a point.
  • Sports Communication & Media: Two writing samples and/or video samples.

Contact Us

Graduate Admissions


(800) 231-IONA

(914) 633-2502

Arts & Science Programs: gradadmissions@iona.edu

Business Programs: lapentagrad@iona.edu