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.
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.
|Regular Decision||Higher Education & International Higher Education||12/1/19|
|Regular Decision||All Other Programs||1/6/20|
|Rolling Admission||Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology||6/1/20|
|Rolling Admission||All Other Programs (After Regular Decision period)||8/1/20|
|Rolling Admission||International Applicants (After Regular Decision period)||7/1/20|
The Preferred Application Deadline for the Spring semester is November 1. Applicants that apply by this date are given preferential consideration for any available scholarship funding. After this date, applicants that complete an application will be notified of their admission decision within three weeks and will be considered for scholarship if funding is still available.
Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars
A new Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars cohort begins each Summer semester.
Urban Catholic Teacher Corps (UCTC)
A new UCTC cohort begins each Summer semester.
All Ph.D. programs begin in the Fall semester only. The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (PSAP) program admits a cohort only every other year with the next cohort beginning in Summer 2021.
|Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (PSAP)||2/1/21|
Applicants interested in certificate programs and those interested in enrolling in individual courses for professional development or other purposes will be handled on a Rolling Basis. This means that, once the application form and any required documents are received, processing of the application will happen continually throughout the year, and applicants can expect to hear from the Lynch School within three weeks of being submitted.
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.
Select a program below to learn more and view program-specific application requirements.
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.
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.