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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. 

Any application related documents should be uploaded to the application portal on this page. Please do not email us directly any application related documents.

Official transcripts/credential evaluations should be sent electronically directly by the issuing institution(s) to gradadmit@manhattan.edu

  • 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.

    • Online Application 
    • At least one letter of recommendation from an academic or professional source 
    • Resume
    • Undergraduate 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) provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

    English Language Requirement

    Non-native English speakers are required to demonstrate their English proficiency. This can be done in three ways:

    • TOEFL (minimum 80)
    • IELTS (minimum overall score - 6.5)
    • Duolingo (minimum overall score - 110 out of 160)
    If the primary language of your university or college program was English, you may qualify for a waiver.
  • Kakos 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 4.00 or equivalent.

    Required Documents

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

    • Online application
    • Resume
    • Undergradaute Transcript(s)
    • Written statement of interest in the program describing goals and objectives
    • At least one letter of recommendation from academic sources who can attest to the mathematical and overall academic ability of the applicant. 

    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) provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

    English Language Requirement

    Non-native English speakers are required to demonstrate their English proficiency. This can be done in three ways:

    • TOEFL (minimum 80)
    • IELTS (minimum overall score - 6.5)
    • Duolingo (minimum overall score - 110 out of 160)
    If the primary language of your university or college program was English, you may qualify for a waiver.

     

  • O'Malley School of Business

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

    Admission Requirements

    MBA and accelerated online MBA programs

    Applicants applying to the full-time or part time MBA program with concentrations or the accelerated MBA (online) must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or institution. 

    • GPA: Applicants should generally have a cumulative GPA of a least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
    • Resume: The resume should include examples of academic, co-curricular and extracurricular achievement which can be used to assess personal qualities and ability to complete the program.
    • Recommendations: Applicants must submit at least one letter of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s intellectual ability, leadership potential and ability to complete the program.
    • No GMAT/GRE Required: The O’Malley School of Business does not require standardized test scores for admission. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may strengthen their application by submitting a GMAT/GRE score.

    Required Documents

    In addition to a $75 non-refundable application fee, the following documents are required: 

    • Online Application
    • Undergraduate Transcript(s)
    • Official GMAT or GRE (if required)
    • Resume
    • At least one letter of recommendation, with at least one being from an academic source.

    5-Year Program 

    • Students applying to the 5-Year - Business B.S./MBA programs are encouraged to do so during the summer prior to their senior year. This allows for flexibility in MBA course scheduling and gives the applicant time to remedy any deficiencies in their application. Applications from seniors will be accepted.
    • No GMAT/GRE Required: The O’Malley School of Business does not require standardized test scores for admission. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may strengthen their application by submitting a GMAT/GRE score
  • 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.
    • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale is normally required for admission to SCPS graduate programs, although other factors can be considered in the decision for admission.
    • 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.

    • Online Application
    • Official Transcript(s) - Sealed or official electronic copies of college transcripts should be sent directly to Manhattan College
    • Personal Statement - Applicants are required to submit a statement that reflects program interest as well as personal and professional goals.
    • Letter of recommendation - Applicants must submit at least one letter of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s intellectual ability, leadership potential, and ability to complete the program.
    • Resume - Personal qualities (evident by applicant's resume, which should include examples of academic, professional, and extracurricular achievement)

    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or institution.
    • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale is normally required, although other factors can be considered in the decision for admission.

    Required Documents

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

    • Online Application
    • Undergraduate Transcript(s) - Sealed or official electronic copies of college transcripts should be sent directly to Manhattan College
    • Personal Statement - Applicants are required to submit a statement that reflects program interest as well as personal and professional goals.
    • At least one letter of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s intellectual ability, leadership potential, and ability to complete the program.
    • Resume - Personal qualities (evident by applicant's resume, which should include examples of academic, professional, and extracurricular achievement)

    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) provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

    English Language Requirement

    Non-native English speakers are required to demonstrate their English proficiency. This can be done in three ways:

    • TOEFL (minimum 80)
    • IELTS (minimum overall score - 6.5)
    • Duolingo (minimum overall score - 110 out of 160)
    If the primary language of your university or college program was English, you may qualify for a waiver.
  • School of Liberal Arts

    Please note: The School of Liberal Arts includes the Division of Education.

    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.

    • Online Application
    • Undergraduate Transcript(s)
    • Resume
    • 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
    • At least one letter of recommendation, preferably from a professional colleague or professor. 

    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) provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

    English Language Requirement

    Non-native English speakers are required to demonstrate their English proficiency. This can be done in three ways:

    • TOEFL (minimum 80)
    • IELTS (minimum overall score - 6.5)
    • Duolingo (minimum overall score - 110 out of 160)

    If the primary language of your university or college program was English, you may qualify for a waiver.

     

    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 3.00 out of 4.00 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.

    • Online Application
    • Undergraduatel Transcript(s)
    • Written statement of interest in the program
    • At least one letter of reference, preferably from a professional colleague or professor.

    Interview

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

     

    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) provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

    English Language Requirement

    Non-native English speakers are required to demonstrate their English proficiency. This can be done in three ways:

    • TOEFL (minimum 80)
    • IELTS (minimum overall score - 6.5)
    • Duolingo (minimum overall score - 110 out of 160)
    If the primary language of your university or college program was English, you may qualify for a waiver.
  • School of Health Professions

    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.
    • Applicants for the Advanced Certificate in School Counseling must hold a bachelor's degree in School Counseling making them eligible for provisional certification in New York State.

    Required Documents

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

    • Online Application
    • Undergraduate Transcript(s)
    • Written narrative statement of interest in specific program
    • Resume
    • At least one letter of recommendation, preferably from a professional colleague or professor.  

    Interviews

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

    Michelle Bell, Psy.D.
    Director, Marriage and Family Therapy
    718-862-7957

    Ian Levy, Ph.D.
    Program Director, School Counseling
    718-862-7156
    ilevy01@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) provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

    English Language Requirement

    Non-native English speakers are required to demonstrate their English proficiency. This can be done in three ways:

    • TOEFL (minimum 80)
    • IELTS (minimum overall score - 6.5)
    • Duolingo (minimum overall score - 110 out of 160)
    If the primary language of your university or college program was English, you may qualify for a waiver.

Questions?

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

718-862-8200
gradadmit@manhattan.edu