Our online programs give students two to three opportunities throughout the year to begin their master’s degree, depending on the program. Courses are offered year-round. No GRE/GMAT scores are required for applicants.

MEd in Behavior Analysis, Certificate in Behavior Analysis and MEd in Educational Leadership

Start date: January 20, 2025

Application deadline: December 15, 2024

MEd in Mental Health Counseling

Start date: January 20, 2025

Application deadline: December 15, 2024

We review applications on a rolling basis. If you have questions about one of our programs or our admissions process, you can contact an admissions coordinator by calling us toll-free at (866) 760-8978 or sending us an email.

Admission Materials

Completed Online Application
It takes less than 10 minutes to start an application. Your progress is automatically saved, allowing you to take your time and return to the application when you are ready.

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Application Fee
There is a $65 application fee when you submit your application.

Official Transcripts
All applicants who 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 must be sent directly from the issuing institution via e-transcript services to or mailed to:

College of Education
111 Research Drive, Iacocca B306
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Your resume serves as a comprehensive professional overview that emphasizes your work history, educational background (including notable honors or awards), contributions to research or publications and pertinent skills and qualifications.

GPA Requirement
We require applicants to have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in prior coursework.

Two Letters of Recommendation*
Choose recommenders who can speak to your professional and academic accomplishments and can share why you will succeed in a rigorous master’s program. Please note that at least one letter of recommendation must be from a faculty member at an accredited institution.

*Not required for the Certificate in Behavior Analysis program

Personal Statement*
Your personal statement is a way for the admission team to gain a holistic view of your goals and achievements. We want to understand your personality, motivations, how your life experience has led you to graduate education and what you intend to do with your degree. The personal statement also demonstrates your capacity for effective communication.

*Not required for the Certificate in Behavior Analysis program

Acknowledgment of Clearances Policy
Per the Pennsylvania Department of Education, all Lehigh University College of Education students who come into contact with children through fieldwork or research experience in school settings must obtain and present to the Office of Professional Certification (OPC, Iacocca A308) up-to-date (no more than one year old) clearances upon matriculation into their academic program.

Learn more about our policies on our clearance page.

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