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President’s Message

Brennan O'DonnellWelcome to Manhattan College online. As you’ll see on this site, Manhattan is an exciting place to be for students, faculty and staff alike.

At Manhattan, our online graduate students are at the center of our programs, and everything we do is focused on providing the challenge and support that our students need to excel both professionally and personally. We pride ourselves on our graduates’ success, grounded in our Lasallian Catholic values.

You may have seen us described in a recent advertisement as the “Biggest Little College in New York.” It’s a catchy way of describing a key distinguishing feature of the education that we offer: our combination of large-university opportunities with small-college personal attention. Our students have always enjoyed a strong sense of community and challenging programs; now, we are extending that experience to qualified students everywhere with our online graduate programs.

Infused with the spirit and drive of New York City, our online graduate programs offer all of the challenge, personal attention and practical application of our on-campus courses, but with the flexibility to manage your courses online, on your schedule. Education is an investment, and we are committed to helping our students see excellent returns.

The founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, John Baptist de la Salle, was a brilliant educational innovator. Among the hallmarks of our Lasallian heritage is a longstanding and firm commitment to combining learning in the liberal arts tradition with a very practical orientation. Our online graduate programs are designed with a strong focus on experiential learning. Knowledge is most powerful when it is applied. Our hands-on approach enables students to gain valuable experience that they can apply to their lives and careers immediately.

Manhattan graduates are known for their leadership, knowledge, skills, and accomplishments. Our online graduate programs are designed and taught by real-world experts whose attention and guidance helps shape student outcomes throughout the program, as they develop into highly successful leaders.

We invite you to learn more about us and our online graduate programs. We look forward to welcoming you into our community.

—Brennan O'Donnell, Ph.D., Manhattan College President