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.
  • Two professional letters of recommendation.

  • Personal Statement:

    • For MBA applicants only: A 300–500-word essay describing the business venture the student will develop and work on during the program.
    • For MPA applicants only: A 350–500 word essay describing what you hope to gain from the master’s degree program at Metropolitan College of New York.
    • For MSEd applicants only: A proctored timed writing sample will be completed on-line before the Director’s Interview.
    • For MA Community Health Educator applicants only: A 300-500 word essay describing your interest in community health education.
    • For Project Management applicants only: a 350–500-word essay describing your career goals as a project manager.
  • Resume.
  • Interview with Dean/Director of the program.

The following steps are only required for MPA in Public Affairs and Administration.

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

  • Applicants are required to complete a proctored essay and schedule the MSED Director’s interview for acceptance consideration. 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 immediately after Labor Day

Spring semester:

Begins the first week of January

Summer Semester:

Begins late April/early 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.