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How to Apply

Apply for our master's degree program in International Higher Education.

If you are an international student, you'll have additional application requirements. Get the International Student application guide for this program here.

 

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Contact us at luadmissions@lesley.edu if you're applying after the extended deadline.

Start Term: Fall
Preferred Deadline: March 15
Extended Deadline: June 1

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

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.

Application Form

Application Form

Apply online for your graduate program.

Create an account and password before you start your application. You can stop and save your application, and return to complete it later.

2022 Application for Admission - Apply Online

Submit Documents

Submit Documents

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.

Official Transcripts

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:

appstatus@lesley.edu or

Lesley University
Graduate Admissions Services
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

2 Letters of Recommendation

Include 2 recent recommendations from those you’ve worked with closely in an academic or professional setting.

  • At least one of your recommendations should come from a present or former supervisor.

  • If you’re in school or are a recent graduate, one recommendation should come from a professor.

  • We don’t accept recommendations written by friends or family, or that were written more than 2 years before your application date.

Within your online application form, include the names and emails of the people writing your letters of recommendation. They'll receive an email from you with an electronic recommendation form, and they can upload a letter if they choose.

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 750–1250 word personal statement.

Use narrative form and address the following questions.

  1. Reflect on your personal and professional history. What has influenced your professional growth and has contributed to your decision to apply to this Lesley University program?

  2. What are your long-term professional goals (new directions, opportunities, interests, skills, professional renewal, and work advancement), and how do you think this Lesley University program would help you to meet them?

  3. Is there other information you think would help the admissions committee to understand you better? This could include:

  • Special interests
  • Publications
  • Academic achievements
  • Supervisors' reference
  • Unusual career path
  • Awards and honors
  • Special accomplishments
  • Leadership abilities

Current Résumé

Show relevant work, volunteer, or academic experience on your résumé.

Interview

Interview

This program requires an interview with the program director and/or faculty members, once your application file is complete and ready for review. The interview may be conducted here on the Lesley campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by phone, or virtually. The program department will contact you to schedule the interview.

Contact Admissions

Contact Admissions