Frequently Asked Questions

1.) Does Lasell College require GRE/GMAT scores?
No, you are not required to submit a GRE/GMAT score.

2.) Why not?
Beginning your graduate education is a big decision and once you make the decision to attend you want to be able to get started. At Lasell, we don't want to create any obstacles for working professionals who are ready to begin their master's degree.

3.) How fast can I complete my master's degree?
Students who choose to study full-time (9 credits per semester) can complete the program in 12 months. On average, students who study on a part-time basis (6 credits or less) will complete in 18 months.

4.) Will I be assigned an advisor?
Yes, Lasell College graduate students are assigned an advisor during their first semester. Your advisor will assist you with course planning, academic policies and also be a resource during your program.

5.) What is a hybrid course?
We define a hybrid as a course that is delivered online and is complemented by on-campus meetings typically one night every other week.

6.) How do the online courses work?
The online courses run in 6-week sessions and are accelerated. The fast pace requires students to be engaged on a daily basis while the asynchronous nature allows students to choose when to complete work within assignment deadlines.

7.) Once I apply to the program, how long will it take to recieve a decision?
S tudents who complete their admission file by submitting all required documents will learn of a decision within a week or two.

8.) I haven't been in a classroom for a long time. How do I know that I'm prepared?
Returning to the classroom can be intimidating but you'll be amazed how the skills you have acquired as a working professional will go to work for you in the classroom. Time management, the ability to work in groups and problem solving are just a few examples.

9.) I never feel I have the time to begin my master's. Do you have any suggestions?
Pursuing your master's degree will definitely require balancing work, home and study. You have to be prepared to plan your time wisely and make earning your master's a priority.

10.) I want to begin studies at the graduate-level but I'm not certain where to begin. Should I pursue a degree or a certificate?
Contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 888-LASELL4 or by email at gradinfo@lasell.edu. You can speak to a graduate admission staff member or schedule an appointment to visit. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

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