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 accelerated Jump Start and the Applied Behavior Analysis programs are exceptions, offering start dates in the Fall and Spring semesters only.
To be eligible for our graduate programs, you must have received or be in the process of obtaining a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (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.
A paper copy to Manhattanville College, School of Education Graduate Admissions Office, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY, 10577.
You may not submit your own transcripts. The institutions must send them.
Undergraduate Grade Point Average 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 placed onto a wait list. The admissions committee will review the waitlist periodically and offer conditional acceptances to otherwise qualified applicants. These students are particularly encouraged to apply early.
A standardized test of graduate admission is required by law for programs leading to New York State certification or licensing.
Graduate Record Examination, known as the GRE (ETS school code 2397) OR
Miller Analogies Test, known as the MAT (Pearson school code 1470).
Applicants possessing both a master's degree and teaching certification are exempt by law from the test requirement.
The GRE offers an at-home format. Please click HERE for more information. If your application is otherwise complete and the semester start is soon, your application may proceed to review and decision without the official score report. If you proceed in this way and you are otherwise eligible for acceptance into the program, it will be a provisional acceptance and you will still need to sit for the test at a later date and have the official score report sent.
Please note that each application is reviewed holistically and test scores will not outweigh other indicators submitted with your application.
Official score report must be sent directly by the testing agency.
Resume (must be current)
Discuss your personal philosophy of education.
Describe your reasons for choosing the field of education as a profession.
Approximately two to three couble-spaced pages.
Two letters of recommendation
Letters should be written and submitted by professional or academic references.
References will be automatically contacted by email once you enter their names and email addresses into your online application. Your references will be able to complete a form contained in the email request and/or to upload a letter.
You may not submit your own letters of recommendation.
Electronic art portfolio for review by the Manhattanville College Art Department.
You will be able to upload your digital portfolio in the online application.
Educational Leadership (non-doctoral)
Writing sample: either an academic piece, such as a paper submitted for a class, or a professional piece, such as submitted to your department, school building, or school district.
Your writing sample should be in prose form.
Your writing sample should be three or more pages in length.
Interview with the program director upon completion of the application.
Jump Start: Interview with the program director upon completion of the application.
English language exam.
IELTS score of 8 or higher OR
TOEFL iBT score of 110 or higher OR
An equivalent exam result.
A course-by-course certified translation and/or external evaluation of international credentials to determine grade point average and equivalency of United States academic degrees.
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.