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.
We have made some temporary changes to the application process during these unpredictable and unprecedented times of the coronavirus pandemic and accompanying restrictions. In particular, we understand it may be difficult for you to obtain official documents, such as transcripts or test score reports, in a timely manner. Please consult the information below for guidance.
If this is not an available option, we will accept an unofficial transcript from you during these trying times, e.g., a scan, screenshot, or photo of your transcript that you access on the institution's website or that you possess in paper form. If you proceed this way and you are otherwise eligible for acceptance into the program, it will be a provisional acceptance and you will still need to supply your official transcript at a later date.
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.
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.
A standardized test of graduate admission is 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.
Applicants may proceed without an official test score report, if necessary. The GRE will be offered in an at-home format beginning March 27, 2020. You are strongly encouraged to sit for the at-home test, and to send us your registration confirmation once you have it. Please click HERE for more information.If you proceed 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.
Art Education: Electronic art portfolio for review by the Manhattanville College Art Department. Please send portfolio to email@example.com
Educational Leadership (non-doctoral)
Interview with the program director upon completion of the application. At this time, interviews will be conducted via phone or video conference.
Writing sample: either an academic piece, such as submitted for a class, or a professional piece, such as submitted to your department, school building, or school district.
Jump Start: Interview with the program director upon completion of the application. At this time, interviews will be conducted via phone or video conference.
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 OR
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.