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.

  • 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.
    • International students must also provide proof of English language proficiency and a transcript credit evaluation.

    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

     
  • Engineering

    Available Programs

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

    Admission Requirements

    • Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a college or institution accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., or from a recognized foreign institution. The undergraduate degree should be in the same discipline in which they are 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.
    • International students must also provide proof of English language proficiency and a transcript credit evaluation.

    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 (this requirement is waived for Manhattan College undergraduate students who majored in engineering and are now pursuing a Master's degree in engineering at the College)
    • Transcript(s)
  • MBA

    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.
    • GMAT scores of at least 500 is preferred.
    • International students must also provide proof of English language proficiency and a transcript credit evaluation.

    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
  • 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.
    • International students must also provide proof of English language proficiency and a transcript credit evaluation.

    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 sstatement of interest in the program that includes that reflects program interest as well as personal and professional goals
    • Two letters of recommendation

    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.

  • School Leadership

    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.
    • 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.
    • International students must also provide proof of English language proficiency and a transcript credit evaluation.

    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 that includes:
      • past experiences that give evidence of leadership for learning 
      • future professional plans using the degree earned
    • Letter of recommendation from an immediate supervisor

    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

Questions?

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

718-862-8200
gradadmit@manhattan.edu