School of Education, MFA in Creative Writing, School of Professional Studies

Mahattanville College
Purchase, NY


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Private
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $75

Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Education
Advanced Certificate, Professional Diploma
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Master of Science (Business Leadership/Finance/Human Resources Management/Marketing Communication Management//Sport Business and Entertainment Management)

Our Program

Personalized guidance and flexible class times provide a roadmap for your professional advancement.

School of Education 

Manhattanville College School of Education prepares PreK-12 teachers and administrators, higher-education and community leaders, and education entrepreneurs. The School of Education offers more than 65 programs, including Master of Education, Master of Professional Studies, and Doctor of Education, as well as professional diplomas and certificates of advanced study. All programs are comprised of flexible evening classes that accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals.

Teacher certification programs are available for: bi-lingual education, early childhood, childhood (elementary), health, physical education, secondary subjects (biology, chemistry, English, foreign language [Spanish, French, Italian, Latin], mathematics, physics, social studies), music education, TESOL, visual arts, literacy, special education, and educational leadership, as well as an applied behavior analysis licensing program. The School of Education also offers an accelerated graduate program, “Jump Start,” which primarily serves professionals interested in changing careers in order to teach.

For those who want to pursue work in the field of education but not classroom teaching, there is a master’s degree in educational studies to strengthen careers such as journalism, marketing, government, publishing, and health care.

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredited Manhattanville College School of Education at the initial-licensure level. 

MFA Information

Manhattanville offers Master of Fine Arts degree with thesis tracks in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, and Graphic Narrative. The Graphic Narrative track is among the first of its kind offered in the US and draws on the talents of artists and professionals in that industry. All MFA faculty are published authors with outstanding reputations in the literary world. The academic program is designed for maximum flexibility so that students may complete it while maintaining a work-life balance; courses are offered in the evenings and on weekends, and part-time students have the option to complete the two-year degree using as many as five years. We award teaching fellowships with full scholarships to two qualified students each year and we offer an MFA+Advanced Teaching Certificate program in conjunction with the School of Education. The program is residential, and students have the option of living on campus in graduate housing in a unit known as “The Writers Block.” The MFA program offices and classrooms are all located in a specially designated building, “Barat House,” which is a major distinguishing feature of our MFA program.

Extra- and co-curricular special events organized by the MFA Program include our Meet the Writers series, which brings highly regarded authors and poets to campus; recent guests have included Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners. Other notable offerings include numerous non-credit and weekend workshops and events through “The Writers’ Hub;" our Summer Writers’ Week and a Fall Writers’ Weekend, each featuring special guest faculty; and our Food Justice conference in the fall. All MFA events are open to the public and designed to raise our profile in the community. 

School of Professional Studies (SPS)

SPS offers graduate and advanced certificates in disciplines across the business spectrum, including Business Leadership, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing Communication Management, and Sports Business & Entertainment Management.

Manhattanville’s School of Professional studies offers classes with industry-driven content taught by business professionals in small and highly interactive seminar settings. Our students not only gain new pathways to achieve higher earning potential through the breadth of degrees that are offered, they are able to capitalize on the school’s extensive faculty and alumni network.


  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $75


  • checkbox-alt Certified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-alt Personal Statement
  • checkbox-alt 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-alt GRE or MAT for some education programs.
  • checkbox-alt Writing sample for Educational Leadership programs.
  • checkbox-alt Interview for Educational Leadership and Jump Start programs.

Application Deadline

Rolling admissions.

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 994 Students
  • Female

    female 70% Female
  • Male

    male 30% Male


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What Our Students Say

  • I had an outstanding educational experience in the Manhattanville program. Professors were able to integrate a diverse group of learners to promote a high level of dialogue as we learned, broadening our perspectives and pushing our thinking past the surface. In addition, my internship experience included an exemplary level of mentoring and support. I recommend the program without reservation.

    Jeremy Barker, EdD ‘19

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

  • checkbox-alt $975/credit
  • checkbox-alt $820/credit MFA in Creative Writing
  • checkbox-alt $1020/credit EdD Dissertation Completion in Educational Leadership