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Here's a listing of what’s going on… and coming up… at the College. Check it out every day for important reminders and not-to-miss happenings.
Read the press releases.
Read what the local media and newspapers have written about our School.
Review newsletters published by different departments at the College.
If you're thinking about going back to school you probably have a lot of questions. Join us at one of the upcoming information sessions and you'll get answers. You'll meet with an admissions counselor and find out about the admissions process, learn about the academic programs we offer, review your financial aid options and take a tour of the campus.
Need-to-know details, dates and deadlines.
A forum in which scholars, legislators, policy makers, students, and citizens exchange ideas and discuss issues and trends that affect New York City and other urban centers across the nation. Topics cover a spectrum of ideas, theories, and viewpoints that inform and/or influence urban policy.
A comprehensive listing of registration events throughout the semester. Track class schedules, holidays, submission deadlines for students and faculty, and add/drop and withdrawal deadlines.
Accreditation and Memberships
MCNY holds accreditation from various organizations.
MCNY's President, Vinton Thompson, addresses the community.
Our Educational Philosophy
At the core of the MCNY educational experience is the concept of purpose-centered learning and constructive action. Experiential learning – the continuous interaction between the knowledge students gain in the classroom and the knowledge they gain through direct experience in their workplace or internships – is fundamental to every course, degree and school at MCNY.
People come to MCNY from every corner of the world and from every walk of life. With full accreditation, an array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, online learning options, accelerated studies, as well as flexible class schedules which encourage students to work full-time while attending school full-time, MCNY is a vibrant and unique learning institution.
Founded in 1964, MCNY is the legacy of educational visionary Audrey Cohen.
Mission, Vision, Values
In September of 2003, the MCNY Board of Trustees reconfirmed this institutional commitment by adapting the current Missions, Visions and Values statement.
Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about MCNY.
Our campus is located at the crossroads of two of Manhattan's most exciting neighborhoods, Tribeca and Soho.
Check out our online video library to learn more about our students, our programs and our unique educational proposition.
Meet some of our students, staff and alumni.
The Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education
Associate of Arts in Human Services
Earn an Associate of Arts in Human Services with Metropolitan College of New York. This degree may be completed in just 1 year, 4 months. The degree features a 4-semester sequence, comprised of both class work and field work, in which students explore up to 3 different internship opportunities.
Bachelor of Arts in American Urban Studies
This interdisciplinary liberal arts degree features courses in economics, sociology
and political science, as well as American and Urban studies. It is an excellent
foundation for students who want to pursue advanced degrees in law, teaching,
public administration and business. The program is structured so that students
can complete this degree in two years and eight months.
Bachelor of Professional Studies in Human Services
This human services degree offers comprehensive preparation for people-centered
work in public, private, and not-for-profit organizations. A broad range of academic
studies, including philosophy, history, psychology, economics, political science,
sociology, management, and communications, are integrated with professional skills
and mentored workplace experience.
Master of Science in Education - Childhood Grades 1-6
This 1-year, 3-semester, 43-credit program is coupled to a full-time field experience and full-time student teaching internships. It is designed for the person who is committed to the education of all children in diverse urban and suburban elementary schools and has the intellectual capacity, preparation and motivation to pursue an intensive full-time schedule of study and practice.
Master of Science in Education - Dual Childhood Grades 1-6/Special Education
This 1-year, 3-semester, 46-credit program is designed for prospective teachers who do not have teaching certification and who want to work with students from grades 1-6 in general, inclusion, or special education settings.
A non-degree certificate program in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling. This program is designed to address the needs of those who wish to prepare for a career in substance abuse counseling or those who wish to enhance their skills as social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, rehabilitation counselors, mental health counselors, substance abuse counselors, marriage and family therapists, and school counselors. Approved by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.
School for Business
Associate of Science in Business
In 4 quick semesters (1 year and 4 months), you can have a diploma in hand. Find out what courses you will take and how your future will benefit from getting your Associate of Science in Business (AS) degree.
Bachelor of Business Administration
Get your Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BBA), while you work full-time, and still graduate in just a little over 2 1/2 years. Make the investment now and you will reap the rewards for years to come.
Bachelor of Business Administration in Healthcare Systems Management
Healthcare Systems Management is a specialized business degree with emphasis on healthcare systems technology and services.
MBA in Media Management
The first of its kind in the country, the MCNY Media Management MBA is a unique
program geared towards achievement-oriented, media professionals. The curriculum
balances traditional MBA competencies with those particular to the industry
of the student's choosing.
MBA in General Management
MCNY’s MBA in General Management offers ambitious business professionals a chance to attain the skill sets and knowledge base that improve an individual’s ability to contribute to his or her organization. While addressing subjects covered in more traditional MBA programs, our course of study requires students to go to the next level, take what they’ve learned, and apply it to a real business situation.
MBA in Financial Services
Metropolitan College offers the only MBA in the region specifically designed for the financial services sector. What differentiates this MBA from all others is that this program addresses how the financial service businesses function. Based on over 43 years of research and development, the MCNY clinical approach to learning is deeply rooted in business and highly responsive to shifts that regularly occur in international business. The curriculum reflects cutting-edge global business education with an infusion of ethics, communications and technological applications to produce graduates who are financial service specialists (familiar with every aspect of that industry), and who have also mastered the art of applying what they learn to actual business situations while working.
School for Public Affairs
MPA in Public Affairs and Administration
This unique, three-semester-long MPA can be completed in one year. The program of study and practice has been designed specifically for working professionals with some related experience in a public agency, not-for-profit or profit making setting and provides the student with the skills necessary to enhance the organization's efficiency through applied learning. Each semester is 15 weeks long, and concentrates on an area essential to building leadership careers in public service.
MPA in Emergency and Disaster Management
The Masters of Public Administration in Emergency and Disaster Management offers an advanced degree program which teaches professionals already working in the field the critical thinking and decision making skills necessary to support and supervise comprehensive, integrated or effective management in the event of natural, system-wide, or human-induced crises.
A comprehensive listing of registration events throughout the semester including holidays, submission deadlines for students and faculty, and add/drop and withdrawal deadlines.
Find books in our Online Catalog by searching keywords, subject, title and/or, authorís name.
Find books and articles (by title, author, subject or keyword) using our Online Catalog and our libraries' database.
Useful Websites and Resources
We list online writing guides, Internet tutorials, citing resources, plus a lot
more. Peruse this section for help with your studies.
Online Research Guides
Research materials including book references and helpful websites, listed by
Frequently Asked Questions
Need help getting started with research and computers at MCNY? Here you will find answers to questions about Library Research, Getting Started with Your PC, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power Point and Microsoft Excel.
Hours and Staff Information
Here are the hours of operation for the MCNY Library, as well as staff
Your User Record / Renew Books
See your checkouts with dates due, renew books, place a hold, change your PIN.
Information for Faculty
Check out our Information Literacy Instruction classes and other information for faculty.
We’re here to help…feel free to give us a call or drop us an email.
A listing of administrative staff by office.
In addition to specialized events, The MCNY Office of Career Services offers
lifetime career services to MCNY alumni. Alumni can also find out here how to
obtain a transcript or update their information.
Board of Trustees
Find out who is on our Board of Trustees.
How to Give
Metropolitan College of New York is deeply grateful for the support of its alumni and friends.
Jobs at MCNY
Metropolitan College of New York is committed to appointing faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of our student body and the city in which our students learn, live and work.
Our main downtown campus is walking distance to hundreds of New York City hotspots. We've scouted the area and listed some of our recommendations for cheap eats and leisure activities.
The Metropolitan Institute, formerly the Urban Institute, was founded in 2000 for the purpose of facilitating dialogue, research and assessment in regards to issues surrounding urban policy, particularly those in underserved areas.
MCNY Art Gallery was founded in the Fall Semester of 2001, by students from the MBA in Media Management Program for whom designing a gallery space and mounting an exhibition was a class project. MCNY Art Gallery is now a permanent feature of our Institution.
The Metropolitan College of New York System of Education is now being used in K-12 in schools throughout the country.
Learn where you can find MCNY in the social networking sphere and stay up-to-date.
Welfare to Careers Project
The Welfare to Careers Project is a nationally replicable program, which links a college education to work experience and career development with the ultimate aim of permanently lifting welfare recipients out of poverty.