You imagine your own path for learning. You see connections where others see boundaries. Different academic disciplines—dance and biology, art and politics—form a single thread in your creative and curious mind. At MMC, you will harness these diverse learning opportunities to create your own academic experience. Blaze your way to knowledge.

Chart Your Own Course

Class on the Lowerre Family Terrace

Majors and Minors

Our academic programs—more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations—are your guideposts. Mix and match offerings to create an academic experience that reflects your personality and your passions. Pair art with commerce, humanities with sciences, a BS with a BFA. Double-major in Dance and Entrepreneurship. Design your own curriculum in Interdisciplinary Studies. Set off on your academic journey. We are excited to travel with you.

MMC Honors

You’re creative, curious, and smart. We’re thrilled to nurture your talents. Our College Honors Program offers a specialized curriculum for outstanding academic achievement. We also host chapters for a number of national honor societies, and hold an annual Honors Day Colloquium to showcase students’ academic achievements.

Pre-Professional and Post-Bac Programs

Have your sights set on a career in medicine or law? As an undergrad, you can pursue courses that will prepare you for law, medical school, or other health-related professions. If you’re already a college grad, you can fulfill your science prerequisites for medical, dental, speech-language pathology, and other healthcare- and science-related professional programs.

Study Abroad

While New York City can spoil you with its international cachet, there are other great world cities to immerse yourself in. MMC offers a number of study abroad programs that transport you beyond the five boroughs of NYC. Does Paris entice you? What about London? Perhaps Greece or Italy? Choose your location and open yourself to cultural discovery and global perspectives.

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MMC’s signature program that plugs you into the network of New York City.

Find Your Edge

  • The hands-on nature of the classes left me ready to jump into the technical theatre world with real, applicable skills and knowledge.

    Seán Linehan ’04

    Class of 2004, BFA in Acting
    Lighting Designer, Master Electrician, The Lighting Syndicate, and the T.E.A.M.

  • I always knew that my opportunity to become a better artist would start with living in New York City. I could further my education as a performer with all the best resources at my fingertips. Marymount Manhattan College and New York City were a perfect match for me.

    Annaleigh Ashford

    Class of 2005, B.F.A. in Acting and Musical Theatre
    Tony Award winner, Best Featured Actress in a Play, You Can’t Take it With You

    Meet Annaleigh
  • Sanjit is now back in New York City living his dream, working in the Advisory division of KPMG as a Technology Consultant, where he helps some of the largest companies in the world solve important business problems.

    Sanjit Varma’20

    Class of 2020, Major: BA Business with a concentration in Economics

    Meet Sanjit
  • The professors at MMC are what really made my experience enjoyable. The passion, dedication, and expertise that they projected created an environment where everyone wanted to succeed.

    Brooke Czoski ’15

    2015, BS Marketing

    Minor: Fashion Studies

    Meet Brooke
  • The JK Watson Fellowship application process has been an exciting and enriching experience. Although applying was not easy or free from anxiety, it allowed me to gain many useful skills such as resume building, communicating effectively during an interview, and how to present my value as a business person. I was initially interested in the Fellowship because of the working and hands-on experience it offered, but I came to be more excited about the idea of working with a carefully selected group of business people with a vision of their own.

    Ethan Giroux’ 22

    Class of 2022, BA Business Major with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship 

    Meet Ethan
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When 71st Street is calling 💙 Glad to have you back, Griffins. There’s A LOT to look forward to in the next couple of months. 🍓🎓�
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#GoGriffins 💙 One good way to spend Spring Break: Binging Netflix’s Dance 100, which features MMC alum Keenan Cooks ’12. We won’t reveal what happens, but it’s quite a ride! #TeamKeenan #dance100netflix @ayokeenan @netflix
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Griffy’s taking a breather, and so should you! Happy Spring Break, Griffins! See you in a week. #GoGriffins #MMC
Our alums keep us #MMCProud! Check out these awesome updates, and if you're an MMC grad, DM us and tell us what you're up to. We'll highlight you in an upcoming alumni roundup. 💙   📸1: A big congrats to Nora Stock ’22 (left), whose capstone film exploring the consequences of toxic masculinity "Ecstasy Behind the Forgotten" ran at the Golden State Film Festival in Hollywood. Fellow MMC alum Nick Bradshaw ’20 served as cinematographer, while Kate Cannon ’22 (right) and Macie Barefoot ’22 (center) were part of the makeup and costuming crew. 📸 2-3: Dance alum Cindy Reid ’15 is the artist coach and an ensemble member of the "America's Got Talent presents Superstars Live" residency in Las Vegas. Catch it if you're out on the West Coast! 📸 4: After graduation, Michaela Calabrese ’19 entered a film-directing program at the School for Visual Arts, where they began writing and directing @Periculum_film, the first of a trilogy of short films. In 2021, they completed production on its sequel, @Captis_film, which has been featured in festivals in the U.S. and around the globe. Calabrese, who is nonbinary, directs under the name Mick Gorley. Check out their work!   #GoGriffins #NYC #uppereastside #NYCColleges #Dance #Thearts #Theatre
MMCProud! ? A big congratulations to Kathryn Miramontes, who?s been named valedictorian of MMC?s ...
MMCProud! 💙 A big congratulations to Kathryn Miramontes, who’s been named valedictorian of MMC’s 2023 graduating class. She’ll address faculty and administrators, her classmates, and their families at Commencement, which takes place at the United Palace theater on Friday, May 19. Miramontes is a History major with a concentration in Fashion History and Historical Costuming and an Art History minor. After graduation, she hopes to work as a fashion history research consultant overseeing period costumes on sets or as a stylist. Her message for fellow graduating seniors? “We all have different plans after MMC,” she said. “But my main goal is to tell the Class of 2023 that no matter what your next step is, this is a huge accomplishment. We’re all graduating from college in New York City, and that’s so awesome.”  Go to to read more about Kathryn! #Classof23 #MMC #GoGriffins #collegegraduation #NYC #UES @art.mmc @humsoc_mmc
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#ADayIntheLife! Angelina Hahn ’24 shows us what it’s like to be a dual major in Dance and Biomedical Sciences at MMC. 💙 #GoGriffins #MMC #STEM #dancerslife
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Happy International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Griffins! Here are some wise words from some wise women to carry you through. #internationalwomensday #womenshistorymonth #GoGriffins #MMC
It's #AlumniTuesday, and our grads are making big moves! Here are just a few great stories: 📸 1: Miguel Urbino ’16 will be co-designing the set for the Encores! revival of "The Light in The Piazza" at New York City Center, running this June. Fun fact: As a junior at MMC, Miguel designed the set for the mainstage TPW production of the play. 📸 2: Mia Massaro ’19 recently starred as Paula in the North American tour of "An Officer and a Gentleman." She’s also the co-founder of the app/website Reader (, which connects actors with a virtual reader for their self-tapes. 📸 3: Adam David Gold ’20, co-founder of the marketing and branding agency GoldenSnow, was named to Graphic Design USA's 2023 People to Watch list. He's married to fellow alum Paige Elizabeth Zahn ’12; they have two daughters.  📸 4: Hailey Gallegos ’22, who graduated with a BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry, is an emergency medicine clinical research assistant for three hospitals in Rhode Island. She gets to put the lab skills she learned at MMC into practice daily and is responsible for enrolling patients for 20 different studies. 💙 #MMCPROUD #GoGriffins @mmcbiology @mmctheatrearts #nyccollege #NYC #UES
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When #LawandOrder films on your street! (A big thanks to Raegan Taylor ’25, who was quick enough to get these shots!) You never know what you’ll see here on the Upper East Side. Just another perk of going to college in #NYC. 😁
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#MMCProud 💙 Erin Barnes ’23, a Dance BFA Choreography major, can add one more title to her belt: published author! Check the link in our bio to see her blog in @officialbroadwayworld about life as an MMC dance student and the busy new semester. Congrats, Erin! 📸 Erin Barnes; Erin and fellow Class of 2023 BFA Dance Majors in the Great Hall
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It’s #AlumniTuesday and we’ve got some great updates on MMC grads! 📸 1: That’s Theatre alum Michelle E. Carter ’18 and Dance alum Gracie Anderson ’19. They’ve been on the North American tour of CATS since 2021 and will continue performing until June. Michelle plays the role of Jennyanydots, and Gracie is a swing/dance captain.   📸 2: Lindsay Grymes ’20 choreographed the piece “Falter Upward” for the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group’s Spring Gala. She was one of two choreographers to be selected for the group’s Creative Movers Choreographic Initiative, which drew hundreds of applicants last fall.  📸 3: Dance alum Mattie Love ’16 will take the stage in Bob Fosse’s musical revue Dancin’ when it returns to Broadway in March. She recently performed as a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall, toured with Wicked, and was featured in the 2019 miniseries Fosse/Verdon. ➡️ Alums, DM us your updates! #MMCPROUD #NYC #NYCColleges #UES #Dance #Theatre
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#MMCProud 💙 Our community has two good reasons to celebrate a new star-studded revival of A Doll’s House opening on Broadway March 9: Its cast includes Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Jesmille Darbouze-Smith and Theatre alum Franklin Bongjio ’16. Check the link in bio for details! #NYC #NYCCollege #UES #Theatre #theatrestudents #theaterlife @adollshousebway #GoGriffins

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