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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 below for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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 have 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

This program admits for the Fall semester only. The deadline for Fall 2019 is February 1, 2019. Applicants must apply through the CSDCAS system.
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • BA in SLP/A or completion of prerequisites
  • 3.5 GPA preferred and Major GPA
  • Brief essay and video components
  • 25 observation hours preferred
  • Preferred GRE score of 140

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 at or (914) 633-2403 for: Shantell Smith at or (914) 633-2440 for:
  • MS in Computer Science
  • MS in Teaching (MST)
  • MS in Education (MSEd)
  • MS Criminal Justice
  • 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