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.
|Early Decision||All Programs (Except Higher Education & International Higher Education)||11/01/18|
|Regular Decision||Higher Education & International Higher Education||12/01/18|
|Regular Decision||All Other Programs||01/09/19|
|Rolling Admission||All Programs (After Regular Decision period)||08/01/19|
|Rolling Admission||International Applicants (After Regular Decision period)||07/01/19|
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 3 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 2019.
|Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (PSAP)||02/01/19|
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 applicaiton form and any required documents are received, processing of the application will happen ocntinually throughout the year, and applicants can expect to hear from the Lynch School within 3 weeks of being submitted.
Early Decision allows applicants to apply and receive an admission decision earlier than applicants who apply during the Regular Decision period.
Exceptions will be made for applicants who also apply to a Ph.D. program in the same year, as admissions decisions for all Ph.D. applications will not be made until well after January 3, 2019
Regular Decision allows applicants to apply and receive an admission decision in our standard application period and are not committed to enrolling at the Lynch School if accepted. Applicants accepted during this round of admission are given preferential consideration for merit-based awards, but are not guaranteed a scholarship.
Rolling Admission allows applicants to apply and receive an admission decision even after the Early Decision and Regular Decision deadlines, only if space is available in the program of interest. Applicants accepted during this round of admission are given minimal consideration for merit-based awards and only if funding is available.
Applying to a graduate program can be a costly process, particularly for those applying to multiple graduate programs. Knowing that cost can be the determining factor between not attending graduate school and achieving one's dream, the Lynch School offers application fee waivers for select applicants. Fee waivers are approved based on verified answers to questions in your graduate application and no forms or formal requests are necessary. Fee waivers are offered for the following groups of applicants:
The Office of Graduate Admission and Financial Aid will also review application fee waiver requests for financial reasons on a case-by-case basis. In general, only applicants to Master's degree programs are eligible for a fee waiver. Fee waivers are not normally granted for doctoral applicants that identify a lack of funds related to being a current graduate student as the reason for their financial need, since the majority of our doctoral applicants fall into this category. To request a fee waiver for financial reasons, write to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed explanation of your request.
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 view a program’s 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: upload any documents or pay the $65 application fee.