Students pursuing an accelerated bachelor's degree in Behavioral Studies may be eligible to take advantage of the dual degree program offered by Manhattanville University, the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education. Eligible students may take up to five graduate courses, which will be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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For those Bachelor of Science students majoring in Behavioral Studies and enrolled in the Dual Degree Program in Teaching, no more than 60 credits will be transferred, since an additional 15 required credits will be earned in the graduate program at the School of Education. Students who wish to be admitted to the program must have and maintain a grade point average of 3.4.

We currently offer three dual degree options with the Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Studies.

  • MAT (E101) Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) 39 credits
  • MAT (E102) Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 2) 36 credits
  • MAT (E103) Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) & Childhood Ed (Grades 1-6) 49 credits

Requirements for the MAT (E101) Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

Five 3-credit graduate courses: EDU 5031 Emergent Literacy: Methods & Materials for Beginning Literacy Instruction [COURSE:EDU5307] [COURSE:EDU5323] [COURSE:EDU5367] [COURSE:EDU5452]

Requirements for the MAT (E102) Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 2)

Five 3-credit graduate courses: [COURSE:EDU5017] [COURSE:EDU5367] EDU 5112 / EDU 5113 Childhood Social Studies and the Arts [COURSE:EDU5307] [COURSE:EDU5323]

Requirements for the MAT (E103) Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) & Childhood Ed (Grades 1-6)

Five 3-credit graduate courses: [COURSE:EDU5017] [COURSE:EDU5367] EDU 5112 / EDU 5113 Childhood Social Studies and the Arts [COURSE:EDU5307]

The above information provided serves as a guide, which will be updated periodically.

Current information about degree program requirements can be found in the official College Catalogs.

Starting terms:
APPEAL Adult Undergraduate Accelerated Degrees: Fall 1, Fall 2, Spring 1, Spring 2, Summer 1 and Summer 2

All Applicants:

1. The application can be found at the following link: APPLY NOW

2. 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?

3. Resume: Submit a current resume indicating educational and business experience.

4. Transcripts: APPEAL-ADULT Undergraduate Accelerated: Please send official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions. If you have not attended a post-secondary institution, submit an official high school transcript or proof of completion of high school, or Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED). Student copies are not acceptable. See below for the address. 

5. Recommendations: Two letters of recommendations, 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. References writers may provide their own letter or you may forward our standard Professional Letter of Recommendation form available on our website if you prefer.

6. Application Fee: $50.00

7. Health Records: Due at the time of enrollment, Adult students please submit the Health Form with proof of immunization against measles and rubella, in compliance with New York State regulations. This requirement applies to only students born on or after January 1 1957.

8. International Applicants: International students are eligible for Master of Science degrees only because of program and visa requirements. For admissions, if your undergraduate education was conducted at a non-US institution, we will require transcript credentials from either (WES) World of Education Services Inc. (www.WES.org) or a member of (NACES) National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. (www.naces.org/members.html). Please review this list carefully as we cannot accept credentials from organizations not on this list. If your undergraduate education was not conducted in English, we will require a test of English language skills through any of the following sources: TOEFL, IELTS, ITEP. Please note that our minimum IBT TOEFL is 85, IELTS is 7 and ITEP is B2.

9. Optional: 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.

Submit all materials to:
Office of Admissions
2900 Purchase Street 
Purchase, NY 10577




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  • School of Education

    Jessica Tully
    Director of Graduate Programs