Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch
School of Education and Human Development

Online Master’s Degree Programs

Since 1863, Boston College has prepared students in accordance with the Ignatian values of openness, reflection, and discernment in order to live a life in service to others. The Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch School of Education and Human Development continues that tradition by integrating these core Jesuit principles throughout two new online programs. Students from anywhere in the world may apply to our specialized master’s programs, access world-class faculty, and join the Lynch School online community in the pursuit of advancing knowledge and serving others through education.

Explore Our Master’s Programs

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy

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This online master’s degree is focused on critical reflection, leadership, and social impact.

M.Ed. in Global Perspectives: Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning Environments

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This online master’s program focused on applying global approaches and insights to improve education.

On-Campus Master’s Programs

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Discover the Lynch School’s top-ranked graduate programs in education, leadership, research, applied psychology, and counseling.

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When we educate, we pass on the content of what makes us human from one generation to another.
STANTON E. F. WORTHAM, Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean, Lynch School of Education and Human Development

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Key Dates

Fall Term

Classes Start: August 30, 2021

Spring Term

Regular Admission: November 16, 2021
Rolling Admission Deadline: December 6, 2021
Spring Classes Start: January 18, 2022

Meet Our Community

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Faculty and Alumni

Rebecca Lowenhaupt
Associate Professor

Rebecca Lowenhaupt has dedicated her career to educating underserved communities and inspiring future generations of educators, working alongside school leaders to serve the greater community. At the Lynch School, Lowenhaupt shares her knowledge of immigrant communities with Boston College’s diverse student body.

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Vincent Cho
Associate Professor

For the past two decades, Vincent Cho has dedicated his life and career to education. Today, much of his research focuses on how technology can either enhance or impede classroom learning. His findings influence the way he approaches teaching and shape the insights he shares with the next generation of the world’s education leaders at the Lynch School.

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Joseph DeLeo
M.Ed. ’20

Joseph DeLeo, M.Ed. ’20, a dance and physical education teacher at Providence’s La Salle Academy, came to the Lynch School to become a more effective and impactful educational leader. He says that the Lynch School faculty’s expertise and flexibility will help him chart his path to becoming a school administrator.

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M.Ed. in Global Perspectives Faculty and Alumni

Dennis Shirley

A lifelong educator, Dennis Shirley brings lessons and knowledge acquired from teaching around the world to the Lynch School. His work focuses on improving schools by the classroom, grade level, school and district levels, as well as improving whole educational systems.

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Ben Smith ’10
M.Ed. ’20

Former Boston College hockey and NHL player Ben Smith returned to BC to get the tools and knowledge he needed for the next step on his professional journey. Completing the majority of the master’s degree from Europe, Smith praised the flexibility, sense of community, and the people as high points of the program.

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