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Admission to Graduate Studies

The graduate program offers courses year round with terms in the fall, spring, and summer as well as a winter intensive session. Courses are offered in both on campus (web-facilitated and face to face meetings) and fully online in the following delivery formats: eight-week classes, intensive two-week long classes, and semester length classes. Students may study part or full-time. Full-time study is nine credits.

Candidates seeking admission to a master’s degree program or a graduate certificate program must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Candidates must meet the specific requirements stated below and demonstrate through their academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies.

Admission requirements include:

  • A completed application available online at lasell.edu
  • Official transcripts of all college-level coursework
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One page personal statement emphasizing future academic or career goals

In addition to the admission requirements mentioned above, candidates who are international or are applying to the Master of Education or Professional MBA degrees must also:

International Students

  • Submit a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score equivalent to a minimum 79 (ibt) or IELTS score of at least a 6
  • Provide official academic transcripts of all college level coursework translated to English
  • Complete a Declaration of Finance Form certifying resources to fund tuition and one year of living expenses

Master of Education degree candidates:

  • Submit passing scores on the MTEL Communication & Literacy Reading and Writing subtests
  • Hold a minimum 2.75 cumulative average in undergraduate coursework

Professional Master’s in Business Administration candidates:

  • Must demonstrate knowledge of accounting principles and statistics through prior coursework or by successfully completing introductory statistics and accounting courses
  • Submit a resume demonstrating a minimum of three years professional work experience
  • Submit a one page personal statement emphasizing career goals and reflecting leadership competencies

Applications are processed on a rolling admission basis for entry terms beginning in September, October, January, March, May, and July. International candidates planning to study on campus and candidates for the Professional MBA program may apply for terms beginning in September and January only.