Master's & Doctoral Programs


Application Deadlines & Requirements

Your application will be evaluated on the basis of your undergraduate (and subsequent graduate) preparation, graduate aptitude test scores (if required), congruence between your objectives and the program's goals, and any other criteria established by the program to which you are applying.  Deadlines vary by the degree - please visit the Application Deadline page to locate the corresponding deadline for your program of interest. For more information regarding your program and supporting documents, please visit the Program page and select your specific degree.

Required Criteria for a Complete Application

  • Online application

  • $65 Non-refundable Application Fee - paid via credit card with the online application

  • GRE/MAT (if required)

  • Essay/Supplemental Questions (if required)

  • Letters of Recommendation (if required)

  • Resume/CV (if required)

  • Writing Sample (if required)

  • Transcript(s) from each Postsecondary Institution Attended - If you have access to a current version of your unofficial transcript(s) from your prior institution(s), you may upload them to your application and they may be used to review your application. All applicants that accept an offer of admission are required to submit final, official transcripts prior to beginning coursework. Transcripts from institutions outside of the United States require evaluation. Lehigh University's College of Education accepts transcript evaluations from companies that are current members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. We recommend reviewing the options as the cost and time to completion varies by company.

All documents are uploaded through the online application process - except final, official transcripts.  


All applicants that accept an offer of admission are required to submit final, official transcripts prior to beginning coursework. Applicants must provide transcripts from all institutions from which a degree was earned. Official transcripts are those in a sealed envelope with a degree conferred date and sent directly from the issuing institution to: College of Education, 111 Research Drive, Iacocca B306, Bethlehem, PA 18015 or via e-transcript services to: coe-admissions@lehigh.eduTranscripts from institutions outside of the United States require evaluation. See above.

Test Scores 

All scores should be submitted to the College of Education using LU Institutional Code 2365 (GRE) and 1635 (MAT). GRE and MAT scores are valid for a five year period. The TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years. Please refer to the English Language Proficiency page for additional information.

Test Degree program requirement


Ph.D. and Ed.S. applicants only


Ed.D. applicants only


All applicants must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements. Some applicants may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. The TOEFL and IELTS test dates must be within the last 2 years. For questions, please contact