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Requirements & Application Process

The requirements and application process depends on which graduate program you are applying to. Select your intended area of study below for details about the application requirements. Additionally, we encourage you to come for a campus visit where you can meet with an admissions counselor in person to learn more about applying to Manhattan College.

  • O'Malley School of Business

    Available Fifth Year Programs

    Full information about each program is available at the following links:

    Admission Requirements

    • Students wishing to join one of these five-year programs are encouraged to apply during the summer prior to their senior year as this will allow maximum flexibility in MBA course scheduling and give the applicant time to remedy any deficiencies in their application. Applications from seniors will be accepted
    • Official GMAT or GRE (waivers may apply).

    Required Documents

    Available on Campus or Online Programs

    Full information about the program is available at the following link:

    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or institution. Applicants who possess a degree in a related field may inquire directly with the program director regarding eligibility.
    • GPA average of 3.00 out of 4.0 or equivalent.
    • GMAT score of GRE equivalent score of at least 500 is preferred
      .

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required when submitting an application, in addition to a $75 non-refundable application fee.

    • Application form
    • Official Transcript(s)
    • Official GMAT or GRE
    • Resume
    • Two letters of recommendation with at least one being from an academic source. Manhattan College graduate program directors cannot be used as reference for your application.

    International Students

    Transcripts

    • All international applicants who were educated outside of the United States for their undergraduate and/or graduate degree must provide a course-by-course evaluation report (which should be inclusive of your official transcripts) through provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

    English Language Requirement

    • However, academically admissible students who have not taken the TOEFL/IELTS, or have scored below the College's standard minimum, are still eligible to enroll into a graduate program with conditional admission into the College's Intensive English Language Program (IELP). For more information on the IELP, click here.
    • Applicants who do not have TOEFL/IELTS scores are still required to submit all other admissions materials per individual program documents. Please visit the website for specific program requirements. Students who have not submitted TOEFL/IELTS scores, but are accepted into a graduate program, will automatically be required to complete the IELP.
  • School of Continuing & Professional Studies

    Available Programs

    Full information about each program is available at the following links:

    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or institution.
    • GPA average of 2.75 out of 4.0 or equivalent. Other factors, such as work experience and GPA on most recently taken courses will be considered for applicants with lower than a 2.75.
    • Work experience of at least three years.
    • Demonstrated potential for study of organizational leadership at the graduate level.

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required when submitting an application, in addition to a non-refundable $75 application fee.

    • Application form
    • Official Transcript(s)
    • Written statement of interest in the program that includes that reflects program interest as well as personal and professional goals
    • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from professional sources. Manhattan College graduate program directors cannot be used as reference for your application.
    • Resume

    Deadlines

    This program accepts candidates twice a year in the spring and the fall. Students interested in a spring start (January) should submit application materials by November 15. Students interested in a fall start (September) should submit application materials by August 1.

    International Students

    Transcripts

    • All international applicants who were educated outside of the United States for their undergraduate and/or graduate degree must provide a course-by-course evaluation report (which should be inclusive of your official transcripts) through provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

    English Language Requirement

    • However, academically admissible students who have not taken the TOEFL/IELTS, or have scored below the College's standard minimum, are still eligible to enroll into a graduate program with conditional admission into the College's Intensive English Language Program (IELP). For more information on the IELP, click here.
    • Applicants who do not have TOEFL/IELTS scores are still required to submit all other admissions materials per individual program documents. Please visit the website for specific program requirements. Students who have not submitted TOEFL/IELTS scores, but are accepted into a graduate program, will automatically be required to complete the IELP.
  • School of Education & Health

    Available Programs in Counseling

    Full information about each program is available at the following links:

    Admission Requirements

    • Applicants for master's programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or institution.
    • Applicants for advanced certificates must hold a bachelor's and master's degree, both from accredited institutions.  
    • Normally, an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale is required, although other factors can be considered in the decision for admission.
    • Ideally, applicants should have suitable preparation in the behavioral sciences. Consideration will be given for teaching experience and for other applicable experience. Applicants who possess a bachelor's degree but do not have relevant background experience may be required to take prerequisite courses for admission. 
    • Other factors will be considered for admission, such as years of professional experience, a high average in major field, scores on required standardized tests, or academic development beyond the baccalaureate degree.

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required when submitting an application, in addition to a $75 non-refundable application fee.

    • Application form
    • Official Transcript(s)
    • Written narrative statement of interest in specific program
    • Resume
    • Letters of reference, preferably from a professional colleague or professor. Two letters of reference are required for master's programs. One letter of reference is required for advanced certificate programs. Manhattan College graduate program directors cannot be used as reference for your application.

    Interviews

    An interview with the director of the program is recommended prior to admission.

    Ian Levy, Ph.D.
    Program Director, School Counseling
    718-862-7156
    ilevy01@manhattan.edu

    Jennifer Gullesserian, Ph.D.
    Program Director, Mental Health Counseling
    718-862-7478
    jennifer.gullesserian@manhattan.edu

    Sharon Marianetti-Leeper, Ph.D.
    Program Director, Marriage and Family Therapy
    718-862-7388
    smarianettileeper01@manhattan.edu

     

    International Students

    Transcripts

    • All international applicants who were educated outside of the United States for their undergraduate and/or graduate degree must provide a course-by-course evaluation report (which should be inclusive of your official transcripts) through provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

    English Language Requirement

    • However, academically admissible students who have not taken the TOEFL/IELTS, or have scored below the College's standard minimum, are still eligible to enroll into a graduate program with conditional admission into the College's Intensive English Language Program (IELP). For more information on the IELP, click here.
    • Applicants who do not have TOEFL/IELTS scores are still required to submit all other admissions materials per individual program documents. Please visit the website for specific program requirements. Students who have not submitted TOEFL/IELTS scores, but are accepted into a graduate program, will automatically be required to complete the IELP.

    Available Programs in Educational Leadership

    Full information about each program is available at the following links.

    For those seeking certification as a School Building Leader:

    For those seeking certification as a School District Leader:

    Admission Requirements

    • Applicants for master's programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or institution.
    • Applicants for advanced certificates must hold a bachelor's and master's degree, both from accredited institutions.
    • GPA average of 3.0 out of 4.0 or equivalent.
    • Possess an initial or provisional or permanent or professional certificate or the equivalent, or give appropriate and acceptable evidence of potential for instructional leadership.

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required when submitting an application, in addition to a $75 non-refundable application fee.

    • Application form
    • Official Transcript(s)
    • Official GRE test scores (*teachers and school administrators who are currently in-service and already hold a master's degree do not need to submit the GRE)
    • Written statement of interest in the program that includes:
      • past experiences that give evidence of leadership for learning 
      • future professional plans using the degree earned
    • Letters of reference, preferably from a professional colleague or professor. Two letters of reference are required for master's programs. One letter of reference is required for advanced certificate programs. Manhattan College graduate program directors cannot be used as reference for your application.

    Interview

    All candidates should make an appointment for an interview with the program director preferably before beginning course work.

    Sister Remigia Kushner, Ph.D.
    Director of Educational Leadership
    718-862-7473
    sr.remigia.kushner@manhattan.edu

    International Students

    Transcripts

    • All international applicants who were educated outside of the United States for their undergraduate and/or graduate degree must provide a course-by-course evaluation report (which should be inclusive of your official transcripts) through provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

    English Language Requirement

    • However, academically admissible students who have not taken the TOEFL/IELTS, or have scored below the College's standard minimum, are still eligible to enroll into a graduate program with conditional admission into the College's Intensive English Language Program (IELP). For more information on the IELP, click here.
    • Applicants who do not have TOEFL/IELTS scores are still required to submit all other admissions materials per individual program documents. Please visit the website for specific program requirements. Students who have not submitted TOEFL/IELTS scores, but are accepted into a graduate program, will automatically be required to complete the IELP.

    Available Programs in Special Education

    Full information about each program is available at the following links:

    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or institution. (Applicants for advanced certificates must hold a bachelor's and master's degree, both from accredited institutions).
    • GPA average of 3.0 out of 4.0 or equivalent
    • Ideally, applicants should have suitable preparation in the behavioral sciences. Consideration will be given for teaching experience and for other applicable experience.
    • Applicants must also meet the New York State Education requirements in English, math, science, foreign language and social studies. 

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required when submitting an application, in addition to a $75 non-refundable application fee.

    • Application form
    • Official Transcript(s)
    • Official GRE test scores (required to be taken prior to or within the first six graduate credits of the program)
    • Written statement of interest in the program
    • Letters of reference, preferably from a professional colleague or professor. Two letters of reference are required for master's programs. One letter of reference is required for advanced certificate programs. Manhattan College graduate program directors cannot be used as reference for your application.
    • Resume

    Interview

    An interview with the director of the program is recommended prior to admission.

    Elizabeth Kosky, Ed.D.
    Director of Special Education
    718-862-7969
    elizabeth.kosky@manhattan.edu

    International Students

    Transcripts

    • All international applicants who were educated outside of the United States for their undergraduate and/or graduate degree must provide a course-by-course evaluation report (which should be inclusive of your official transcripts) through provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

    English Language Requirement

    • However, academically admissible students who have not taken the TOEFL/IELTS, or have scored below the College's standard minimum, are still eligible to enroll into a graduate program with conditional admission into the College's Intensive English Language Program (IELP). For more information on the IELP, click here.
    • Applicants who do not have TOEFL/IELTS scores are still required to submit all other admissions materials per individual program documents. Please visit the website for specific program requirements. Students who have not submitted TOEFL/IELTS scores, but are accepted into a graduate program, will automatically be required to complete the IELP.
  • School of Engineering

    Available Programs

    Full information about each program is available at the following links:

    Admission Requirements

    • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or institution acceptable to Manhattan College or from a recognized foreign institution, and should hold a bachelor's degree from an engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. The undergraduate degree should be in the same discipline in which applicant is seeking a master's degree. Applicants who possess a bachelor's degree in another engineering or STEM discipline may be required to take prerequisite courses for admission.
    • Normally, an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale is required, although other factors are considered.

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required when submitting an application, in addition to a $75 non-refundable application fee.

    • Application form
    • One letter of recommendation from an academic or professional source. Manhattan College graduate program directors cannot be used as reference for your application.
    • Transcript(s).

    International Students

    Transcripts

    • All international applicants who were educated outside of the United States for their undergraduate and/or graduate degree must provide a course-by-course evaluation report (which should be inclusive of your official transcripts) through provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

    English Language Requirement (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC)

    • However, academically admissible students who have not taken the TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC, or have scored below the College's standard minimum, are still eligible to enroll into a graduate program with conditional admission into the College's Intensive English Language Program (IELP). For more information on the IELP, click here.
    • Applicants who do not have TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC scores are still required to submit all other admissions materials per individual program documents. Please visit the website for specific program requirements. Students who have not submitted TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC scores, but are accepted into a graduate program, will automatically be required to complete the IELP.
  • School of Science

    Available Programs in Computer Science

    Full information about the program is available at the following link:

    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in computer science from an accredited college or institution. Applicants who possess a degree in a related field may inquire directly with the program director regarding eligibility.
    • GPA average of 3.00 out of 4.0 or equivalent.

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required when submitting an application, in addition to a $75 non-refundable application fee.

    • Online application
    • Official Transcript(s)
    • Written statement of interest in the program describing goals and objectives
    • Two letters of recommendation from academic sources who can attest to the mathematical and overall academic ability of the applicant. Manhattan College graduate program directors cannot be used as reference for your application.

    International Students

    Transcripts

    • All international applicants who were educated outside of the United States for their undergraduate and/or graduate degree must provide a course-by-course evaluation report (which should be inclusive of your official transcripts) through provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

    English Language Requirement

    • However, academically admissible students who have not taken the TOEFL/IELTS, or have scored below the College's standard minimum, are still eligible to enroll into a graduate program with conditional admission into the College's Intensive English Language Program (IELP). For more information on the IELP, click here.
    • Applicants who do not have TOEFL/IELTS scores are still required to submit all other admissions materials per individual program documents. Please visit the website for specific program requirements. Students who have not submitted TOEFL/IELTS scores, but are accepted into a graduate program, will automatically be required to complete the IELP.

    Available Programs in Mathematics

    Full information about each program is available at the following links:


    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in mathematics or adolescent education mathematics from an accredited college or institution. Applicants who possess a degree in a related field may inquire directly with the program director regarding eligibility.
    • GPA average of 3.00 out of 4.0 or equivalent.

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required when submitting an application, in addition to a $75 non-refundable application fee.

    • Online application
    • Official Transcript(s)
    • Written statement of interest in the program describing goals and objectives
    • Two letters of recommendation from academic sources who can attest to the mathematical and overall academic ability of the applicant. Manhattan College graduate program directors cannot be used as reference for your application.

    International Students

    Transcripts

    • All international applicants who were educated outside of the United States for their undergraduate and/or graduate degree must provide a course-by-course evaluation report (which should be inclusive of your official transcripts) through provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

    English Language Requirement

    • However, academically admissible students who have not taken the TOEFL/IELTS, or have scored below the College's standard minimum, are still eligible to enroll into a graduate program with conditional admission into the College's Intensive English Language Program (IELP). For more information on the IELP, click here.
    • Applicants who do not have TOEFL/IELTS scores are still required to submit all other admissions materials per individual program documents. Please visit the website for specific program requirements. Students who have not submitted TOEFL/IELTS scores, but are accepted into a graduate program, will automatically be required to complete the IELP.

Questions?

For any additional questions about applying for admission to Manhattan College, please contact us at:

718-862-8200
gradadmit@manhattan.edu