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Woods College of Advancing Studies


master of science in leadership and administration

How to Apply

To be considered for admission, applicants to the Leadership and Administration program are responsible for collecting and submitting all necessary application materials. The Leadership and Administration program is open to graduates of fully accredited liberal arts colleges regardless of undergraduate major.


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  • Online application form
  • Application fee $60 (to be paid as part of the online application)
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (minimum GPA 3.0)*
  • Transcripts from each college or university in which you were enrolled (see transcript requirements for international students). 
  • Personal Statement   
  • Two letters of recommendation. (Letters must be sent directly from recommender either through online application portal or directly to Woods College.  We will not accept letters that are not in a sealed envelope mailed directly from recommender or emailed directly from recommender).
  • Résumé
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the areas of computer applications and statistics**
  • GRE (reporting code 7534) or GMAT (reporting code 44X-HX-47) scores (optional)
  • TOEFL (reporting code 3276) or IELTS scores (if applicable) from within the past two years

*Students who do not meet these requirements may be considered for admission with the following condition: the completion of two core courses, Research Methods and Data Analysis and Project Management, with grades of B or better. Credits earned in these courses will be applied towards the degree requirements.

**Evidence of proficiency must be provided in one of two ways:

  1. Passing with a C- or better previous coursework in these areas (e.g., statistics or computer based course) OR
  2. Professional experience that is detailed and documented in a letter of recommendation from one's workplace (from within the last five years of employment)



Boston College WCAS Processing Center

P.O. Box 67445

Chestnut Hill,  MA  02467


2017-2018 Application Deadlines

Entrance Term: Application Due Date: Decision Letter Sent By:
Spring 2018  Early Deadline:
November 1, 2017

(International Students applying for spring 2018 must submit an application by November 1st. Applications received after November 1st will be considered for the summer semester)
November 15, 2017
Spring 2018  Regular Deadline:
December 11, 2017
December 20, 2017
Spring 2018  Rolling admissions after Regular deadline.  Applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis, pending availability.
Summer 2018 

Early Deadline:
March 1, 2018


March 15, 2018
Summer 2018

Regular Deadline:
April 15, 2018

(International Students applying for summer I 2018 must submit an application by March 1st. Summer 2 applicants must submit an application by April 15th).

May 1, 2018
Summer 2018 Rolling admissions after Regular deadline. Applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis, pending availability.
Fall 2018 Early Deadline:
March 15, 2018
March 30, 2018
Fall 2018 Regular Deadline
May 15, 2018
May 30, 2018
Fall 2018

Rolling admissions after Regular deadline.
(International Students applying for Fall 2018 must submit an application by June 16th).

Applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis, pending availability.
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