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Lynch School of Education

Graduate Program Offerings

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For a comprehensive list of all graduate programs offered by the Lynch School of Education, please see our Academic Programs and Departments page. Visit this page to view printer-friendly summaries of our programs.

Degree Programs

Non-Degree Program (Special Student Status)

Students who are not seeking a degree but who have an interest in pursuing course work at the graduate level may apply for admission as a non-degree student. For more information visit the non-degree program page.


Fifth Year and Early Admit Programs
(for BC Undergraduates)

The Fifth Year Program offers academically outstanding Boston College juniors a unique opportunity to begin graduate study during their undergraduate senior year, allowing them to graduate with a bachelor's and master's degree in five years. All undergraduate juniors are eligible to apply.  For more information on the Fifth Year Program, please click here.

Dual-Degree Programs

Applicants interested in one of our dual programs must file two separate applications, one to the Lynch School and one to the other unit, following the guidelines, observing the application deadlines, and meeting the application requirements established by each unit.  In order to enter into a dual-degree program, applicants must first be admitted to both schools. 

Urban Education

Boston College is committed to urban education in the both the surrounding neighborhoods and global community. Through the Lynch School’s extensive partnerships and associations, there are many ways to become involved and exposed to urban education.

Catholic Leadership Program

The Lynch School of Education and the School of Theology and Ministry have partnered to offer a joint degree program in Catholic Higher Educational Leadership.

Additional Certificates

Some graduate programs allow students the option of adding additional special certification to their program of study.


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