The deadline for applying depends on when you plan to start.
Complete your program's requirements by these dates. Call us if you apply after the deadline.
Start Term: Fall
Suggested Deadline: June 1
Start Term: Spring
Suggested Deadline: November 1
Start Term: Summer
Suggested Deadline: March 15
International applicants need to submit all required admissions documents by the application deadline for the start term.
Check your program page for prerequisites.
Our graduate programs require that you have an undergraduate degree. Some programs have other prerequisite requirements, such as coursework, certification or license, or master’s degree in a specific field.
Apply online for your on-campus graduate education program.
Create an account and password before you start your application. You can stop and save your application, and return to complete it later.
You'll need to submit the following supporting materials.
You can send the documents separately, but we won't be able to make an admissions decision until we've received everything.
Have each institution where you earned an undergraduate or graduate degree send us your official transcript.
If your transcript is not in English, provide a notarized translation of it.
If you’re enrolled in a degree program when you apply, submit your transcript of the courses you’ve taken to date. Submit your final official transcript once you’ve completed the degree program.
Your transcripts need to be:
- Conferred by regionally accredited colleges or universities
- Original documents bearing the official institutional stamp
- Received by Graduate Admissions Services in envelopes sealed by the sending institution, or sent electronically directly from the institution
Send transcripts to:
Graduate Admissions Services
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
If the program you’re applying to requires an initial teaching license as a prerequisite, you’ll need to submit a copy of the licenses or certifications you hold.
Written Personal Statement
Your written personal statement gives us insight into your motivation, purpose in pursuing a degree program, writing skills, and communication style. It’s an important part of our review process.
Write a 250–500 word personal statement.
Describe why you want to pursue this graduate certificate program and how it is relevant to your professional goals.
Show relevant work, volunteer, or academic experience on your résumé.