The School of Education has a rolling admissions policy. Once you submit all required materials and take all necessary steps to complete an application to your program of choice, the admissions committee will review your application and render an admissions decision. Most programs offer four possible starting semesters: fall (September); spring (January); summer I (late May); summer II (early July). The Jump Start Program is an exception and offers start dates in the Fall and Spring semesters only. To be eligible for our graduate programs, you must have or be in the process of obtaining a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and fulfill additional requirements for international students, and meet other program-specific requirements, as applicable. Your bachelor’s degree must be complete before you can take graduate courses. Please see the School of Education Graduate Catalog for details.
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
Request that each institution attended send your transcript to the following address:
Manhattanville College School of Education Graduate Admissions Office 2900 Purchase Street Purchase, NY 10577
New York State law requires an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for programs leading to New York State certification or license, with a limited number of exceptions possible. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 will be waitlisted. The admissions committee will review the waitlist periodically and offer conditional acceptances to otherwise qualified applicants. These students are particularly encouraged to apply early.
Two letters of recommendation
Letters should be written and submitted by professional or academic references.
You may not submit your own letters of recommendation.
Approximately two to three pages
Describe your reasons for choosing the field of education as a profession.
Discuss your personal philosophy of education.
Standardized test of graduate admission required by law for programs leading to New York State certification or licensing
Official score sent by the testing agency
Graduate Record Examination, known as GRE (ETS school code 2397) OR
Miller Analogies Test, known as MAT (Pearson school code 1470)
Applicants with masters degrees and teaching certification are exempt from the test requirement.
Please note that each application is reviewed holistically and test scores will not outweigh other indicators submitted with your application.
Art Education: Electronic art portfolio for review by the Manhattanville College Art Department. Please send portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Leadership (non-doctoral)
Interview with the program director upon completion of the application
Jump Start: Interview with the program director upon completion of the application
Music Education: Audition process with the Manhattanville College Music Department. Please call 914.323.5260 to schedule.
English language exam
TOEFL iBT score of 110 or higher
IELTS score of 8 or higher
Or an equivalent exam result
A certified translation and/or external evaluation of international credentials to determine equivalency of a United States bachelor’s degree.
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredited Manhattanville College School of Education at the initial-licensure level. CAEP is the only recognized national accreditor for educator preparation. Manhattanville College School of Education has met rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by CAEP.