Discover what makes the Lynch School a transformative place to study and launch a purposeful career.
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.
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.
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
Doctoral Degree Programs
|All Ph.D. Programs||12/01/17|
Early Decision allows applicants to apply and receive an admission decision earlier than applicants who apply during our Regular Decision period. Applications to other institutions must be withdrawn within 2 weeks upon receiving notice of Early Decision acceptance. All applicants accepted during this round of admission are given preferential consideration for merit-based awards and are guaranteed a minimum $15,000 scholarship if accepted with the potential for up to a full-tuition scholarship. Applicants must agree to commit to enrolling at the Lynch School if accepted.
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.
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.
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