Cooperation, Connection, and Commitment to the Common Good

At the Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch School of Education and Human Development, we cultivate a culture in which students strive to meet the challenges of a rigorous education while thriving academically, socially, and emotionally. Our world-renowned faculty provide one-on-one mentoring, offer career guidance, and supervise significant research projects.

Application Deadlines

We encourage prospective students to view the application deadlines listed below. It’s important to begin the application process early to ensure a complete application well before the deadline.

Application Form

Applicants to master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs, as well as those interested in individual coursework as a non-degree student can apply through the link below. The Office of Graduate Admission and Financial Aid in the Lynch School deeply values the contributions made by a diverse community of scholars. Learn more about Boston College’s notice of nondiscrimination.

Program Offerings & Application Requirements

Select a program below to learn more and view program-specific application requirements.

Interested in taking a course before applying to a program?

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.

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Interested in taking a course for professional development?

We collaborate with leaders and organizations to support staff development and customize programs that meet critical needs and leverage our faculty’s deep and diverse expertise. We design each course to address the specific needs of professionals and practitioners. 

Learn more about our Professional and Continuing Education offerings.