What you should know

Before you apply to MCNY, review what’s required to be considered for admission to one of our graduate programs:

  • A completed application for graduate admission.

  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, with proof that a A bachelor’s degree was earned from an accredited college or university (unofficial transcript can be used for the initial review)

  • Resume.
  • Interview with Dean/Director of the program: MSED interview required by all applicants; additional programs may require interviews, as determined by admissions.

The following steps are only required for MSEd in Childhood Education (1-6)/Special Education.

  • Applicants to the MSEd in Childhood Education/Special Education must submit two letters of recommendation (LOR) from professionals. LORs from friends/family are unacceptable.

  • Applicants are required to complete a proctored essay and schedule the MSED Director’s interview.

  • International Students: Accepted international students must apply for work authorization from US Immigration in order to complete the required fieldwork component of the program. Please click here or call the Admissions Office for more details.


New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires all students born on or after January 1, 1957 to supply proof of immunizations from measles, mumps, and rubella prior to the first day of class. 

Students have options for securing their Immunization records

  • Contact previous schools attended or place of employment
  • Contact your doctor’s office and request that they complete the MCNY Student Immunization Record Form

If you are still having difficulty, please email the admissions processing team at admissionsprocessing@mcny.edu for assistance. We have a partnership with City MD that our students can utilize.


Fall semester:

Begins second week of September

Spring semester:

Begins third week of January

Summer Semester:

Begins third week of May, except for MSEd, which begins second Monday of may

An accredited institution, all our programs are designed for working professionals with accelerated timetables and flexible schedules. All admission documents become the property of the college and are not to be copied for release to students or third parties.