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Application Process for Graduate School of Arts & 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 assure a smooth transition. School of Arts & 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?

  • Completed online application form
  • Completed undergraduate degree
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended, including transfer credits and graduate transcripts if applicable
  • Current resume
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor and/or supervisor (unless stated in the additional requirements section)
Some programs have additional requirements:
  • 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. See more information on Communication Sciences and Disorders requirements.
  • Criminal Justice: GRE scores if GPA is below 3.0.
  • MSEd programs: documentation of New York State teacher certification, official GRE scores sent to ETS code 2324. Transcript evaluation will be done to determine if any outstanding prerequisites need to be completed.
  • MST programs: official GRE scores sent to ETS code 2324. 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. See more information on Occupational Therapy requirements.
  • Psychology Programs (Mental Health Counseling, School Psychology, Psychology: General Experimental Specialization, Psychology: Industrial-Organizational Specialization): Two letters of recommendation are required for all students with GPAs below 3.0. If a student has an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, the student 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) and GRE scores if overall GPA is below 3.0.
  • Sports Communication & Media: Two writing samples and/or video samples.
*Please note other than the online 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

The MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders program admits for the fall semester only. The deadline for Fall 2020 is extended to June 1, 2020. Applicants for the Fall 2020 semester can apply by emailing The deadline for Fall 2021 is February 15, 2021. Applicants for the Fall 2021 semester must apply through CSDCAS. The College takes a holistic approach during applicant review and invites dedicated candidates to apply.

The ideal CSD applicant should:
  • Hold a Bachelor of Science or Arts degree from an accredited institution;
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.3 prerequisite GPA with no prerequisite courses below a C;
  • Successfully complete all required prerequisite courses by the end of the summer prior to enrollment in the CSD graduate program (please note: if all prerequisites are not complete at time of admission, applicants will receive a conditional admittance until all prerequisite courses are complete).
To apply, candidates must complete an application via CSDCAS, which includes the following:
  • Official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (academic or professional references are accepted)
  • Brief essay and video components
  • 25 observation hours
  • GRE scores, with a preferred score range of 140-150 for each section

Other Important Application Information:

  1. Applications are processed on a continuing basis and decisions on admission are made when the application file is complete.
  2. Applications are valid for a period of one year from the point of submission. You may defer your application to a later semester by contacting your admissions counselor.
  3. Transfer of credits from other colleges are evaluated on an individual basis. A maximum of 6 credits may transfer on the graduate level.
  4. Applicants may send materials directly to the Graduate Admissions office, or email unofficial documents such as resumes and personal statements directly to their counselor.
  5. School Psychology only admits students for our fall term.
  6. International students may not begin the Computer Science program in the Summer term due to visa restrictions.

For More Information

Christopher Kash '17, 18MS

(914) 633-2403

  • MS in Computer Science
  • MS in Teaching (MST)
  • MS in Education (MSEd)
  • MS Criminal Justice

RoseDeline Martinez

(914) 633-2427

  • Communication and Sciences Disorders

Claire Morrissey

(914) 633-2063

  • Occupational Therapy

Shantell Smith

(914) 633-2440

  • MA Psychology:
    • Industrial Organizational (I/O)
    • Mental Health Counseling (MHC)
    • Experimental
    • School Psychology
  • MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • MA Public Relations