Graduate Arts & Sciences Admissions

Whether you’re switching careers or climbing the ladder, our graduate programs and courses in the School of Arts and Sciences get you where you want to go. With 25+ graduate programs and certificates to choose from, we make it easy to amplify your skills and knowledge in your chosen field—or expand your horizons and head in a new direction.

 

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Academic Programs

The Manhattanville School of Arts and Sciences offers over a variety of areas of study for graduate students. Many programs offer evening and weekend classes.
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Students may apply to Manhattanville by completing the Manhattanville Application.

Students wishing to take summer classes prior to their first semester, may do so as a non-degree student.

 

Along with your completed application, please submit the following:

  •  2-3 page autobiographical essay.
    • The Admissions Committee uses the autobiographical essay to learn about your plans for the program and about your ability to think and write creatively and critically. This essay should be reflective in nature and respond to the following questions:
      - How and why did you decide to pursue this program?
      - How can this program further your personal and/or professional goals?
      - What special abilities, personal qualities, and life experiences do you bring to this program?
  • Submit a 10-12 page sample of your writing.
    • We will look for potential in this writing, not necessarily perfection. If it is a finished essay or story, that’s best. If it is a portion of a longer piece of writing, please indicate that on page one. A collection of 10 pages of poems meets this requirement. You may submit both poems and prose, but please try to stay within the page limit.
  • Official college transcripts of all undergraduate work.
  • Letters of recommendation from someone who can speak to your intellectual and academic ability.
    • College faculty are preferred. If it has been a while since you have been in the classroom, an employer or work supervisor may be helpful. Look for recommenders who know your writing and/or your ability to work in group settings, as well as your potential for graduate-level study.
  • $75 Non-Refundable Application Fee

 

Required documents should be submitted to the address below:

Manhattanville College
ATTN: Admissions Office
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577

Official Electronic transcript submissions are preferred and should be sent to admissions@mville.edu.

Students may apply to Manhattanville by completing the Manhattanville Application.

Students wishing to take summer classes prior to their first semester, may do so as a non-degree student.

 

Along with your completed application, please submit/consider the following:

  • Earn an undergraduate degree (BA or BS) from an accredited institution in Biology, the Life Sciences, or a related field (e.g., biochemistry, environmental science, chemistry, physics, etc.), or completion of the standard pre-health requirements (Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics)
  • Maintain a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5, along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in at least four biomedical science graduate courses while enrolled in the Post-Bacc Pre-Health program at Manhattanville College
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Write a personal statement
  • Submit official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended
  • $75 Non-Refundable Application Fee

 

Required documents should be submitted to the address below:

Manhattanville College
ATTN: Admissions Office
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577

Official Electronic transcript submissions are preferred and should be sent to admissions@mville.edu.

Manhattanville offers five Master of Science business programs: Business Leadership, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing Communication Management, and Sport Business and Entertainment Management.

 

All Business students may apply to Manhattanville by completing the Manhattanville Application.

Students wishing to take summer classes prior to their first semester, may do so as a non-degree student.

 

Along with your completed application, please submit/consider the following:

Personal Essay 
In a candid personal essay of 500-750 words, explain:

  • How and why did you decide to pursue this program
  • Why the selected academic program is good match for your future goals
  • What you as a candidate can bring to our classroom
  • What special skills, leadership abilities, volunteer or other life experience make you a good overall fit for the selected program?

Resume
Submit a current resume indicating educational and business experience.

 

Official College Transcript(s)
An earned undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required. Please send official transcripts from every school attended to date. The Admissions Committee may consider a slightly lower GPA with significant workplace history.

 

Two Letters of Recommendation
Either academic or professional, from a reference writer who can speak to the candidate’s intellectual capability and ability to handle the rigors of the applicant’s program. Letters can be uploaded via the on-line application.

 

$75 Non-Refundable Application Fee

Optional Document Submissions
GRE, GMAT, SAT & ACT testing is an optional admissions requirement and not a required element, however if you wish to submit any testing scores, we are happy to consider them as part of your overall application if you feel it will strengthen your application.

 

Required documents should be submitted to the address below:

Manhattanville College
ATTN: Admissions Office
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577

Official Electronic transcript submissions are preferred and should be sent to admissions@mville.edu.

In addition to the domestic graduate applicant requirements, the following is required for international transfer applicants:

  • Proof of English Proficiency by providing one of the following

 

Learn More About International Graduate Student Admissions

Graduate applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 
Upon receipt of all all required documents, the admission committee will render an admission decision within three to five business days.

 

FALL APPLICANTS
Admission decisions will start being mailed home in early February. 
The priority deadline to apply is August 1. 
Applications will continue to be considered for admission through the first week of fall classes.

 

SPRING APPLICANTS
Admission decisions will start being mailed home in October.
The priority deadline to apply is December 1. 
Applications will continue to be considered for admission through the first week of spring classes.

 

SUMMER APPLICANTS
Students wishing to take summer classes prior to their first semester enrolling, may do so as a non-degree student.

 

 

 
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Our financial aid team is here to assist with any questions you have about financing your education.

Additional Resources

Academic Support Services

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides free Peer Tutoring sessions for undergraduate students. Through the ARC, students receive individual and group support in a variety of subjects at all levels of the curriculum.

The Center for Student Accessibility partners with students to empower them to take ownership of their college journey. The Center also strives to increase positive dialogue surrounding disabilities, promoting the "people first" approach and communicating the message that disability is an integral part of diversity.

The Andrew Bodenrader Center for Academic Writing and Composition has a mission is to provide Manhattanville students with support at any stage of the writing process. We strive to build the confidence of student writers through encouraging, collaborative one-to-one sessions with peer tutors, graduate Writing Center Fellows, and Academic Writing faculty. 

The Center for Career Development is committed to individualized career exploration counseling, self-assessment, skill development, and utilizing internship and job search strategies that empower students to take ownership in their personal and professional success.

Additional Student Information

The OneStop Office is here to assist with questions about financial aid and scholarships, tuition and billing, and class registration.

Military and Veteran Students with VA Education benefits can apply for the post 9/11 GI Bill and related awards at Manhattanville College.

International Students are welcome at Manhattanville! Our community currently welcomes students from more than 30 countries!

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health courses are geared toward students interested in applying to graduate or professional preparation in the Health Sciences, particularly in the fields of Medicine (MD, DO, DVM), Dentistry, Physical Therapy, and Optometry. 

Online Students can access our programs from anywhere at any time, providing working professionals with a convenient pathway to continuing education.