Accepting master’s applications on a rolling basis until August 15, 2018

Cooperation, connection, and commitment to the common good define the Lynch School experience. We also 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. 

How To Apply

A typical graduate application includes most or all of the items below. However, specific requirements for each program are outlined in the Admissions section of each program's individual webpage. Please use the links in the academic programs section below to access individual program webpages. 

  • Application Form 
  • Application Fee *
  • Transcripts 
  • Personal Statement 
  • Writing Sample 
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Resume 
  • GRE score report  
  • TOEFL score report (For non-native English speakers only)
      * Applicants interested in a fee waiver please complete this form.


Master's Degree Programs

Early Decision All Programs 11/01/17
Regular Decision Higher Education and International Higher Education 12/01/17
Regular Decision All Other Programs 01/10/18
Rolling Admission All Programs 08/01/18
Rolling Admission International Applicants 07/01/18


Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars

SEUS-Eligible Programs ONLY (Biology, Chemistry or Physics majors ONLY) 12/01/17
All Other Programs 1/10/18


Urban Catholic Teaching Corps

Early Decision 12/01/17
Regular Decision 1/10/18


Doctoral Degree Programs

All Ph.D. Programs 12/01/17



Students choose from three majors and more than a dozen minors and interdisciplinary programs in areas such as American Heritages, Perspectives on Spanish America, and Management.

Undergraduate Programs


Our four departments house 15 master’s programs that cover every stage of development and many aspects of counseling, leadership, education, and statistics.


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Master's Programs


The Lynch School’s six doctoral programs feature collaboration with faculty leaders on major studies, interventions, conferences, and other research initiatives.


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Doctoral Programs

Professional & Continuing Education

We offer certificate and specialization programs designed to help students and professionals advance their careers—including in fields such as Human Rights and International Justice, Positive Youth Development, and Early Childhood Leadership.

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Professional & Continuing

Non-Degree & Special Student

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: upload any documents or pay the $65 application fee. 

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