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Lynch Graduate School of Education Boston College

  • Chestnut Hill, MA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 74%26%
    student ratio
  • 391
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition

Overview

Graduate Programs in Education and Psychology, Lynch School of Education at Boston College

The Lynch School of Education at Boston College offers Ph.D., Ed.D., M.A., M.A.T., M.S.T., M.Ed., and C.A.E.S. degrees in the areas of teacher education, counseling, applied psychology, higher education and educational leadership, and educational research. As a mission-driven Jesuit and Catholic institution, the Lynch School has a strong commitment to collaborative learning, urban education, and social justice for children, families, and communities. Through research, field experiences, and service, graduate students become actively involved in improving education for all.

Coursework in every field of study addresses problems of social inequity and explores resolutions to those problems. The Lynch School partners with local agencies, research centers, and schools, providing students with many opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to real-world experience. Field sites are located in surrounding schools, clinics, universities, and hospitals throughout Boston.

Graduate Offerings Include TEAC-Accredited Teacher Preparation and APA-Accredited Counseling Psychology Programs

The Lynch School offers programs that lead to doctoral and master's degrees in several TEAC-accredited programs in teacher preparation, including early childhood, elementary, secondary, reading and literacy, and special needs education. A non-licensure option in curriculum and instruction allows students already licensed in a teaching area to focus their graduate work in a specialized area, including reading and literacy, math, science, and technology. Students in all of our teacher education master's programs are eligible to pursue the Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) Certificate as part of their programs of study.

Programs in psychology include the Ph.D. in counseling psychology, which is APA-accredited. Another doctoral program is offered in applied developmental and educational psychology. Students interested in pursuing master's programs can pursue mental health counseling, school counseling, or applied developmental and educational psychology. The mental health and school counseling options lead to licensure.

The Lynch School also offers programs in administration-12 educational leadership and higher education, Students wishing to pursue professional careers in university leadership can apply to programs in higher education administration, student affairs, or Catholic university leadership. Educational leadership programs are offered to prepare aspiring administrators in either public schools or Catholic school leadership. The Lynch School's Professional School Administrator Program (PSAP) provides an opportunity for full-time working elementary, secondary, and central office school administrators to pursue doctoral study in an Ed.D. program specifically tailored to aspiring school superintendents.

The doctoral and master's programs in educational research, measurement, and evaluation provide students with expertise in research methodologies and educational assessment. Students collaborate with faculty and other experts on research being conducted in one of the Lynch School's research centers or in offices throughout the university.

Dual-degree programs allow students at Boston College to pursue specific areas of study in the field of business, law, education, and pastoral ministry.

Research and Outreach

The Lynch School is a community of scholar-practitioners who conduct pioneering research that extends from the Boston area to national and global arenas. Faculty and students engage in research and community partnerships to inform policy, improve practice, and enhance the human condition.

Recent research has included teacher development and retention, early intervention on children with developmental disabilities, sustainability of Catholic elementary schools, evaluation and public policy regarding college admissions, and science and technology focused programming for urban youth.

The Lynch School is a community of scholar-practitioners who conduct pioneering research that extends from the Boston area to national and global arenas. Faculty and students engage in research and community partnerships to inform policy, improve practice, and enhance the human condition.

Recent research has included teacher development and retention, early intervention on children with developmental disabilities, sustainability of Catholic elementary schools, evaluation and public policy regarding college admissions, and science and technology focused programming for urban youth.

The Lynch School houses 7 research centers and institutes: Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education; Center for Optimized Student Support; Center for Human Rights and International Justice; Center for International Higher Education; Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy; Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture; and International Study Center: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS).

The Lynch School also houses 2 scholarly journals: Educational Policy, and Catholic Education: A Journal of Theory and Practice.


Location & Contact

Lynch Graduate School of Education

Boston College

135 Campion Hall 140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
United States

Dr. Maureen Kenny

Dean

Phone: 617-552-4200
Fax: 617-552-0812

Domenic Lomanno

Director, Graduate Admission and Financial Aid

Phone: 617-552-4214
Fax: 617-552-0398
Email: domenic.lomanno@bc.edu

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Departments & Programs


Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Education Certificate of Advanced Educational Specialization (CAES)
      Doctor of Education (Ed D)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Education (JD/M Ed)
      Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
      Master of Arts/Master of Arts (MA/MA)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts (MBA/MA)
      Master of Education (M Ed)
      Master of Education/Master of Arts (M Ed/MA)
      Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 311
    • Doctoral Degrees 20
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 6
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

52% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 1,826
    • Accepted 967
    • Acceptance Rate 52
    • Enrolled 391
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $65
    • Application Fee - International $65
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesletters of recommendation, transcripts, and personal statement, resume
    • Doctoral's Degreesletters of recommendation, transcripts, writing sample, and personal statement, resume
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Traineeships, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students391
    • Female Percentage74%
    • Male Percentage26%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students391
    • Part-time Percentage41%
    • Full-time Percentage59%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino7%
    • Black / African American6%
    • White / Caucasian67%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian6%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown10%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty109
    • Full-time Percentage50%
    • Part-time Percentage50%
    • Female Percentage62%
    • Male Percentage38%


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