Graduate Education Admissions

Our School of Education offers the highest number of programs in the region, with specialties in childhood education, applied behavior analysis, literacy, special education, and more.

Our master’s, doctorate, and certification programs tackle the challenges of education by developing your understanding of pedagogical theory in small classes averaging 15 students.

With so many day and evening classes available,  there’s a degree or certificate that accommodates your schedule. We even offer an accelerated Jump Start option that takes you from student to teacher in 7-12 months.

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Academic Programs

The Manhattanville School of Education offers over a variety of areas of study for graduate students. Many programs offer evening and weekend classes.
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Admissions Requirements

 

Students may apply to Manhattanville by completing the Manhattanville Application.

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. 

 

Along with Your Completed Application, Please Submit the Following:

Official Transcripts
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

 

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.

 

Resume (must be current)

 

Personal Statement

  • Discuss your personal philosophy of education.
  • Describe your reasons for choosing the field of education as a profession.
  • Approximately two double-spaced pages.

 

Letters of Recommendation

This is optional and only required for some programs (see below) and/or if you GPA falls below the required 3.0.

 

Non-refundable application fee of $75.00.

 

Additional Program Specific Application Materials

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.

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.

The doctoral program’s Signature and Higher Education pathways offer one start term: the fall semester, beginning in late August. The doctoral program’s Dissertation Completion pathway (sometimes called “All But Dissertation” or “ABD”) has two options available: EITHER classes on the Manhattanville campus, including individualized advising and support, offering start terms of spring, summer, or fall; OR an online cohort via synchronous online learning and two extended weekend residencies, offering a summer start term only. 

To be eligible for the doctoral program, you must have a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from an accredited institution. 

 

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

  • Official transcripts
    • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Three 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.
  • Writing sample
    • Examples: article, position paper, previous graduate work, or essay.
  • Personal statement
    • Approximately three to six double-spaced pages.
    • Discuss your leadership experiences, your strengths in the role of educational leader, your interest in the doctoral program, and what knowledge and skills you hope to develop in the program.
  • Resume (must be current)
  • Record of leadership 
    • Demonstrated record of leadership as an educator, leader, and/or manager/supervisor. Two years of administrative experience are strongly preferred.
  • Interview
    • The doctoral admissions committee will conduct an interview upon completion of the application
  • $75 Non-Refundable Application Fee

 

Please note that each application is reviewed holistically and test scores will not outweigh other indicators submitted with 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.

Manhattanville currently offers an online option for a few Master's education programs.  Our online programs are great for working professionals who need the flexibility and convenience to earn their degree in a timely fashion and without sacrificing their personal or professional life.

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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

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Spring Priority Deadline: Deposit and Registration Deadline is January 8th, 2024.

Fall Priority Deadline: Deposit and Registration Deadline is August, 1st, 2024

  • Once an applicant submits a completed application and all required supporting materials are received, the application will be reviewed for decision. This process could take up to 1 week.

Admissions Decisions

  • Full acceptance into the School of Education
  • Provisional acceptance into the School of Education
    • A provisionally accepted student may register for courses and begin the program at the same time as a fully accepted student, and
    • Must fulfill particular conditions of acceptance.
  • Denial of Admission to the School of Education: may reapply. 
  • Waitlist
    • Applicants with lower than a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average (GPA) who are applying to state certification or licensing programs will be placed on our waitlist.
      • A letter of recommendation will be required once you have been notified.
    • New York State law limits acceptance of students in this category to those for whom there is evidence that they have the "potential to positively contribute to the teaching profession" and places a cap on the number of students in this category who can be admitted.
    • The admissions committee will review the waitlist periodically and offer conditional acceptances to otherwise qualified applicants. 
      • Applicants in this category are encouraged to highlight all relevant experience in their application materials.
      • Applicants in this category are encouraged especially to apply early.
  • Doctoral Candidate Offers of Admission
    • Offers of admission must be accepted in writing within two weeks of the offer.
    • A non-refundable tuition deposit of $250.00 must be submitted within two weeks of the offer of admission.
    • Deposit will be applied to the first semester’s tuition.

Deferments

  • Accepted students may defer enrollment up to one calendar year, after which time their applications will be withdrawn.
  • Deferments should be requested in writing and a full enrollment deposit must be placed.
  • Email the School of Education Graduate Admissions Office (edschool@mville.edu) to request a deferment.

Withdrawals of Applications

  • Each semester, once the add/drop period of course registration has passed, submitted applications that are incomplete will be withdrawn.
  • Each semester, once the add/drop period of course registration has passed, applications of accepted students who did not enroll or did not defer will be withdrawn.

Application requirements are subject to change

If you are taking EDPD courses through Rockland Teacher Center, please follow steps below to be fully registered.

  1. Navigate here: Instant Enrollment
  2. Choose location: North Rockland High School (you do not need to fill in dates or course numbers).
  3. Scroll through course options and select which one you would like to register for. Add section(s) and when finished, click Next.
  4. Enter personal information, check waiver and Submit.
  5. Select Education Professional Development for question: Which of the following are you working toward?
  6. Complete Additional Details section, Submit.
  7. Register for course.

An email will be sent confirming registration and your Manhattanville log-in credentials. Please contact admissions@mville.edu with any questions.

 

If you are taking Science Education courses through PWISTA please follow steps below to be fully registered.

  1. Navigate here: Instant Enrollment
  2. Choose location: PWISTA (you do not need to fill in dates or course numbers).
  3. Scroll through course options and select which one you would like to register for. Add section(s) and when finished, click Next.
  4. Enter personal information, check waiver and Submit.
  5. Complete Additional Details section, Submit.
  6. Enter payment information, Submit.
  7. Register for course.

An email will be sent confirming registration and your Manhattanville log-in credentials. Please contact admissions@mville.edu with any questions.

 

 

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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.