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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

  • O'Malley School of Business

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

    Admission Requirements

    MBA and accelerated online MBA programs
    • Students applying to the full-time or part time MBA program with concentrations or the accelerated MBA (online) program must have a 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.
    • A GPA average of 3.00 out of 4.0 or equivalent is required.
    • GMAT score or GRE equivalent score of at least 500 is preferred (waivers are available for work experience, advanced degrees, or sufficient GPA; see details here). 

    Required Documents

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

    • Application form
    • Official Transcript(s)
    • Official GMAT or GRE (if required)
    • 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.

    5-Year Programs 

    Required Documents

    M.S. Accounting (online) Program

    • An undergraduate bachelor’s degree (4-year degree or equivalent) from an accredited college or university is required to apply to the M.S. Accounting online program. 
    • Applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale) and must have at least 36 semester hours of business classes (meeting the General Business Content Areas requirement of the Professional Accountancy standards). Introductory Financial Accounting and Introductory Managerial Accounting are also required, which can be taken at Manhattan College online during summer session prior to entering the program. 

    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)
    • A resume that includes examples of academic, co-curricular and extracurricular achievement, which can be used to assess personal qualities and ability to complete the program.
    • Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s intellectual ability, leadership potential and ability to complete the program.
    • Official GMAT or GRE  equivalent score of at least 500 is preferred (waivers may apply). 

    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

    • Academically admissible students who have not taken the TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo, 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).
    • Applicants who do not have TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo 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/Duolingo 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.
    • 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.

    • Application form
    • 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.
    • Letters of recommendation - Applicants must submit two letters 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.

    • Application form
    • 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.
    • 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

    • Academically admissible students who have not taken the TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo, 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).
    • Applicants who do not have TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo 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/Duolingo 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.
    • 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.

    • Application form
    • Official Transcript(s)
    • Written narrative statement of interest in specific program
    • Resume
    • Two letters of reference, preferably from a professional colleague or professor. 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.

    Corine Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
    Professor, Chair, Graduate Counseling, Leadership, Education Dept.
    Director, Center for Optimal College Readiness, Mental Health Counseling
    718-862-7497
    corine.fitzpatrick@manhattan.edu

    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

    • Academically admissible students who have not taken the TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo, 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).
    • Applicants who do not have TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo 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/Duolingo 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)
    • 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
    • Two letters of reference, preferably from a professional colleague or professor. 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) provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

    English Language Requirement

    • Academically admissible students who have not taken the TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo, 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).
    • Applicants who do not have TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo 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/Duolingo 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)
    • Written statement of interest in the program
    • Two letters of reference, preferably from a professional colleague or professor. 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.

     

    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

    • Academically admissible students who have not taken the TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo, 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).
    • Applicants who do not have TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo 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/Duolingo 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) provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

    English Language Requirement (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, Duolingo)

    • Academically admissible students who have not taken the TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC/Duolingo, 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).
    • Applicants who do not have TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC/Duolingo 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/Duolingo 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) provided by one of the agencies listed on the NACES website.

    English Language Requirement

    • Academically admissible students who have not taken the TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo, 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).
    • Applicants who do not have TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo 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/Duolingo scores, but are accepted into a graduate program, will automatically be required to complete the IELP.

    Available Programs in Mathematics

    Full information for each graduate program of the department of Mathematics is available at the following links:

    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or institution.
    • GPA average of 3.00 out of 4.0 or equivalent.

    Please visit the course catalog for specific admissions requirements relating to graduate programs in the department of Mathematics.

    Required Documents

    Application for admission to all graduate programs is through the Office of Graduate Admissions office. Applicants to the department of Mathematics must submit the following, in addition to a $75 non-refundable application fee.

    • Online application
    • An official academic transcript(s) from all universities attended
    • Two letters of recommendation (at least one of the letters of reference should be from a mathematics professor)
    • A personal statement describing the applicant's background and interest in this graduate program
    • Optional application materials include a resume and GRE scores.

    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

    • Academically admissible students who have not taken the TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo, 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).
    • Applicants who do not have TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo 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/Duolingo 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