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2020 - 2021 Academic Catalog

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 both on-campus (web-facilitated and face to face meetings) and fully online in the following delivery formats: eight-week online classes, intensive two-week long classes, and on-campus semester length classes. Students may study part or full-time. Full-time study is nine credits per semester (two eight-week terms).

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 may apply for terms beginning in September and January only.

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
  • 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, Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science, Master of Science in Nutrition for Human Performance or 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 in Elementary and Master of Education in Moderate Disabilities degree candidates

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

Master of Business Administration candidates:

  • Must demonstrate knowledge of microeconomics and statistics through prior coursework or by successfully completing introductory statistics and economics courses
  • Submit a resume 
  • Submit a one-page personal statement emphasizing career goals and reflecting leadership competencies

Master of Science Athletic Training candidates:

  • General Biology with lab (4 credits)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab (4 credits)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab (4 credits)
  • General Chemistry with lab (4 credits)
  • General Physics with lab (4 credits)
  • Exercise Physiology with lab (4 credits)
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • General Psychology (3 credits)
  • Nutrition (3 credits)

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science candidates:

  • B.A./B.S. in a health-related field from an accredited institution
  • Hold a minimum 2.75 cumulative average in undergraduate coursework
  • Fulfilled the following coursework prerequisites:
    • Anatomy and Physiology with lab (8 credits), Kinesiology (3-4 credits), Statistics (3 credits)

Master of Science in Nutrition for Human Performance candidates:

  • B.A./B.S. in a health-related field from an accredited institution
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 
  • Completion of 2 courses in Anatomy & Physiology (8 credits), 1 course in Exercise Physiology (including lab) or 1 course in Chemistry (including lab) (4 credits), and Statistics (3 credits) with a C or better if not in a health-related Bachelor's degree.