Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or institution acceptable to Manhattan College, and normally meet or exceed an undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Other factors will be considered for admission, such as years of professional experience, a high average in major field, scores on required standardized tests and academic development beyond the bachelor’s degree. Candidates who have not taken the prerequisite coursework may be required to take graduate courses that are not part of the degree program.
  • Any additional requirements for a specific program.
  • An application form, transcript, one-page handwritten Narrative Statement of Interest in the specific program, and résumé and letter of reference, preferably from a professional colleague or professor. In the case of counseling programs, two letters of reference are required.
  • An interview with the director of the specific program, with the exception of counseling where an interview is not required.

Applicants interested in a graduate assistantship should request information from the Education office, or in the case of counseling, from the director.

Applications for admission will be reviewed by the program director and the dean of the School of Education and Health.

Applicants from Foreign Countries

The College accepts students from foreign countries for its full-time graduate programs in the School of Education and Health. In general, the College cannot accept foreign students into its part-time graduate programs. Any student who is accepted and receives a student visa must be enrolled in a minimum of nine credits for the academic year. These students must complete the program within 18 months.

Students from foreign countries should submit their admission application, official transcripts and the admission fee four months before the beginning of the session they wish to enter. In addition, these students must submit a notarized statement that they have sufficient funds to finance their education and their maintenance. Many of the sources of financial assistance are limited to the residents of the United States.

All students applying from foreign countries whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum TOEFL score of 213 (550 for paper exam) will satisfy Manhattan College admission requirements and criteria for issuance of the I-20 form. To find out about test dates, test center locations and how to apply for this test, visit the TOEFL website or write to: TOEFL Services, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541, USA.

A student from another country who is informed of acceptance must deposit a fee of $300, which will be credited toward tuition. This fee is non-refundable if the student does not register but will be credited to his or her account for two years. When the $300 is received, the student will be sent an I-20 form that must be presented to the United States authority to arrange for an F1 student visa.