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.

  • Computer Science

    Available Programs

    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
    • 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

    International Students

    Transcripts

    • Applicants educated outside of the United States can submit copies of their foreign undergraduate transcripts Manhattan College will provide a course-by-course in in-house credit evaluation as part of the application. Provided transcripts must be translated into English and notarized.

    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 TOELF/IELFTS 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.
  • Counseling

    Available Programs

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

    Interviews

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

    Corine Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
    Program Director, School Counseling
    718-862-7497
    corine.fitzpatrick@manhattan.edu 

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

    Jeffrey White, Ph.D.
    Program Director, Marriage and Family Counseling
    718-862-7156
    jeffrey.white@manhattan.edu

     

    International Students

    Transcripts

    • Applicants educated outside of the United States can submit copies of their foreign undergraduate transcripts Manhattan College will provide a course-by-course in in-house credit evaluation as part of the application. Provided transcripts must be translated into English and notarized.

    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 TOELF/IELFTS 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.
  • Educational Leadership

    Available Programs

    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
    • Transcript(s)
    • 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
    • Two letters of recommendation from an immediate supervisor or other professional source

    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

    • Applicants educated outside of the United States can submit copies of their foreign undergraduate transcripts Manhattan College will provide a course-by-course in in-house credit evaluation as part of the application. Provided transcripts must be translated into English and notarized.

    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 TOELF/IELFTS 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.
  • 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
    • 1 letter of recommendation from an academic or professional source 
    • Transcript(s)

    International Students

    Transcripts

    • Applicants educated outside of the United States can submit copies of their foreign undergraduate transcripts Manhattan College will provide a course-by-course in in-house credit evaluation as part of the application. Provided transcripts must be translated into English and notarized.

    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 TOELF/IELFTS 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.
  • Instructional Design

    Available Programs

    Full information about each program is available at the following links

    • MS Instructional Design & Delivery
    • Advanced Certificate - Instructional Design & Delivery

    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 2.5 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.

    • Application form
    • Transcript(s)
    • GRE test scores (required only for the Education in Instructional Design & Delivery programs for those seeking NYS certification)
    • Written narrative statement detailing:
      • previous teaching/training and/or technology experience
      • career goals related to the use of instructional technology and the degree to be earned in the IDD program
    • Resume
    • Two letters of recommendation from an immediate supervisor

    International Students

    Transcripts

    • Applicants educated outside of the United States can submit copies of their foreign undergraduate transcripts Manhattan College will provide a course-by-course in in-house credit evaluation as part of the application. Provided transcripts must be translated into English and notarized.

    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 TOELF/IELFTS 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.
  • Mathematics

    Available Programs

    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
    • 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

    International Students

    Transcripts

    • Applicants educated outside of the United States can submit copies of their foreign undergraduate transcripts Manhattan College will provide a course-by-course in in-house credit evaluation as part of the application. Provided transcripts must be translated into English and notarized.

    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 TOELF/IELFTS 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.
  • MBA

    Available Programs

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

    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 scores 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
    • Transcript(s)
    • GMAT test scores
    • Resume
    • Two letters of recommendation with at least one being from an academic source

    International Students

    Transcripts

    • Applicants educated outside of the United States can submit copies of their foreign undergraduate transcripts Manhattan College will provide a course-by-course in in-house credit evaluation as part of the application. Provided transcripts must be translated into English and notarized.

    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 TOELF/IELFTS 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.
  • Organizational Leadership

    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
    • 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

    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

    • Applicants educated outside of the United States can submit copies of their foreign undergraduate transcripts Manhattan College will provide a course-by-course in in-house credit evaluation as part of the application. Provided transcripts must be translated into English and notarized.

    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 TOELF/IELFTS 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.
  • Special Education

    Available Programs

    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. Students will be required to fulfill these requirements and pass the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), Educating All Students test (EAS), edTPA (Teaching Performance Assessment) and required CSTs as a prerequisite for recommendation for certification.

    Required Documents

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

    • Application form
    • Transcript(s)
    • GRE test scores
    • Written statement of interest in the program
    • Two letters of recommendation from an immediate supervisor or other professional source

    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

    • Applicants educated outside of the United States can submit copies of their foreign undergraduate transcripts Manhattan College will provide a course-by-course in in-house credit evaluation as part of the application. Provided transcripts must be translated into English and notarized.

    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 TOELF/IELFTS 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