College of

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, 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 Academics page to locate the degree you are seeking and the corresponding deadline.

Required Criteria for Consideration for Admission

  • Online application completed

  • Undergraduate GPA Minimum: 3.0 (unless otherwise stated below)

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

  • Official 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.

  • Clearance Policies: A student who has accepted an offer of admission to the College of Education will be required to obtain and submit, in person,  the required clearances as shown on this page

All documents are uploaded through the online application process - except for 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 attended. Official transcripts are those with a degree conferred date and sent in sealed envelopes directly from the issuing institution directly to the Office of Admissions. Copies of transcripts sent by applicants or any other source will be considered unofficial. These should be mailed directly to the Admissions Office, College of Education, 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015. 

Test Scores 

Applicants should inquire with the Program Coordinator which tests are required.  All scores should be submitted to the College of Education Admission Coordinator 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 International Applicants link for additional information).

Test Degree program requirement


Ph.D. and Ed.S. applicants only


Ed.D. applicants only


GRE test score, minimum 75th percentile

This is a college-wide requirement for the doctoral and ED.S. programs and is combined with the GPA such that, in some circumstances, and applicant can be admitted if they meet the GPA requirement but fall below the GRE requirement.


Graduate students who are non-native speakers of English are 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 . Please also note that the TOEFL Paper-Based Test (PBT) and the TOEFL Computer-Based Test (CBT) have been discontinued and are no longer valued for admissions purposes.  The TOEFL and IELTS test dates must be within the last 2 years. These tests may be waived if the applicant has graduated from a US institution within the last 2 years.

In addition to the above requirements please see the the degree  program for specific requirements.