At the Lynch School, acclaimed scholar-practitioners use their experience improving communities to provide a world-class education that extends beyond the classroom. Practical experiences complement our highly ranked programs’ rigorous, relevant coursework—an approach that focuses on educating the whole person and developing reflective leaders who enhance the human condition.
In the classroom and in the field, through internships, practicums, research opportunities, and innovative programs, Lynch School students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to transform lives and strengthen communities.
The Lynch School has five departments:
The Lynch School employs a holistic approach to student formation: We educate our students as whole people—as intellectual, emotional, moral, social, and spiritual individuals—so they can help others flourish and lead lives of purpose.
Lynch School Faculty Members inducted into the National Academy of Education.
Admission for non-degree students is rolling. We do encourage applications to be submitted as soon as possible prior to the first day of the semester. As a non-degree applicant you are not required to pay the $75 application fee. However, applicants will need to submit an official, sealed transcript from their undergraduate institution.
The field experience Mark Soo, M.Ed. ’17, had with Dedham High School science teacher Chris Carucci was an important factor in his development as a classroom teacher. Soo calls the practicum a critical part of his training through the Teaching, Curriculum, and Society Department.
As a Mental Health Counseling graduate student, Felipe Riguera worked to serve teenagers at Charlestown High School. With the help of staff and faculty in the Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology Department, Riguera trained in clinical settings where his focus was on social justice.
We approach education as an opportunity to transform minds and lives, and aspire to enhance the human condition, expand imaginations, and make the world more just.