Dual Degree Program (M.A./M.B.A.) Master of Arts in Higher Education and Master of Business Administration

Dual Degree Program (M.A./M.B.A.) Master of Arts in Higher Education and Master of Business Administration


Students in this program take courses both the Lynch School of Education and Human Development and the Carroll School of Management.

The joint program prepares students to assume leadership positions in such areas as financial management, resource planning, and technology management in universities and policy-making organizations.

At a Glance


How do I apply?

Applicants for the joint degree program apply to both degree program simultaneously and must be accepted separately into each program. Application materials are reviewed by each school's admission committee.


How many education courses?

Students must take 10 education courses, for a total of 30 credits.


How many business courses?

Students must complete 37 credits plus 2 elective courses.


How long will it take?

Full time students can typically complete the program in 3 years.


Financial Assistance


Education should level the playing field – we feel the same way about financial aid.

The Lynch School of Education and Human Development provides more than $7.5 million in financial aid to students each year. As a result, the quality of BC’s instruction, the benefit of our alumni network, and the impact a BC degree will have on your employment options is both affordable and invaluable. Here’s why:

Application Requirements

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A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required, however, this fee is waived for select applicants.

Resume

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include any licenses currently held, any social justice-related experience, any language skills other than English, and any research experience or publications.

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 1,000-1,500 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

Letters of Recommendation

Identification of recommenders/instructions to recommenders are outlined in the online Application Form.

Three letters of recommendation are required with at least one required from an academic source. Applicants with significant relevant professional experience may submit additional recommendations from supervisors.

Transcripts

Undergraduate transcripts are required as part of the application process and graduate transcripts are accepted, but not required. Please note the following:

  • Only official transcripts, bearing the official seal of the institution and the signature of the relevant administrator, are acceptable.
  • Copies and unofficial transcripts are not acceptable.
  • If you are a current student and have not completed your undergraduate degree at the time your transcript is sent, the most updated version of your transcript is acceptable.
  • Transcripts must be mailed to the following address:

    Boston College, Lynch School of Education
    Office of Graduate Admission, Financial Aid, and Student Services
    Campion Hall 135
    140 Commonwealth Avenue
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

    Standardized Tests

    An unofficial score report may be uploaded to your online Application Form; however, an official score report – sent directly from ETS – must also be submitted by the application deadline.

    • This program requires all applicants to have taken the GRE in a maximum of 5 years prior to application being submitted, regardless of previous academic coursework, previous degrees/credentials earned, and/or professional experience. No exceptions will be made.

    • The GRE is the only exam that is acceptable for this program; the MAT, LSAT, MTEL, GMAT, and other exams may not be substituted for the GRE.

    For more information about the GRE exam, including test dates and testing sites, visit https://www.ets.org/gre.

    Lynch School of Education GRE Code: 3218

    Writing Sample

    To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

    All applicants to this program are required to submit one piece of work that demonstrates graduate-level writing ability. This document may be an academic term paper, a published work in which you are the primary author, a training manual or curriculum that you have created, a clinical case formulation, or another representative sample of your writing. The document should be approximately 15-25 pages.

    International Students

    International applicants are encouraged to apply to the Lynch School of Education. Learn about requirements for international students.

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