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Graduate Admissions at Lewis & Clark

Be an Agent of Change

Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling provides world-class programs for passionate educators and mental health professionals who want to engage communities and transform people’s lives. Our graduates enter the job market with extensive professional experience and rigorous curricular preparation, all while being grounded in social justice and equity principles.

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Advocating for Equity

Through our holistic approach to admissions, Lewis & Clark faculty and the graduate admissions committee carefully consider many factors when reviewing applicants. Aspects such as prior academic record, interpersonal skills, cross-cultural readiness, personal integrity and professional fitness are all relevant to the admissions process.

Admission Requirements

Get Support From Graduate Admissions

Applying to graduate school is an exciting step in your educational journey. The Lewis & Clark Graduate School admissions team is here to help you along the way. Our admissions counselors are ready to answer your questions and guide you through the graduate admissions process, whether you are just starting to consider graduate school or if you are ready to submit your application.

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Graduate Admissions Team

Rebecca Sexton-Lee

Rebecca Sexton-Lee

Director of Graduate Admissions
Samantha Cikara

Samantha Cikara

Graduate Admissions Administrative Assistant
Angie Hamilton

Angie Hamilton

Graduate Admissions Ambassador: Mental Health Counseling, Family Therapy, and Art Therapy Programs
Jamison Jouno, EdS School Psychology '23

I was struck by how serious the graduate school took its commitment to preparing practitioners to be socially just and culturally responsive educators, and also how much the school and program cared about me from the moment I submitted my application.

School Psychology, EdS
Graduate, Class of 2023

Plan Your Visit

Visiting our beautiful campus is the best way to get to know us. Attending a tour on campus, led by our Graduate Student Ambassadors and admissions staff, is a wonderful way to see if our programs are a good fit for you, get to know our admissions staff, and gain further insight into the school.

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Transform Ideas into Action

Lewis & Clark graduate students immerse themselves in their education and are able to cultivate real change in their work. Whether you are learning from our beautiful, historic campus in Portland, Oregon, virtually, or from an internship or practicum, Lewis & Clark Graduate School students and faculty fully embrace what it means to be leaders, advocates, and innovators.

Graduate Academics

Funding Your Professional Goals

We recognize the challenge many students face in meeting the costs associated with a quality graduate education. While the primary responsibility for paying for education rests with students, we are committed to working in partnership with you to develop financial options and payment strategies that will make a graduate degree from Lewis & Clark an attainable goal.

Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

  • 36% 

    The graduate school’s deep connections to the Portland community and greater metro area are compelling reasons for many students to relocate for a top-tier education—36 percent of our 2024 admitted class is from out of state.

  • 200,000 

    Students at the Graduate School provide approximately 200,000 hours of service in K-12 schools and mental health agencies throughout the year.

  • 20 

    Portland Metro Area has 20 school districts with placement opportunities in education.

  • 137 

    Our beautiful campus sits on 137 wooded acres in Portland.

  • $500–$23,000 

    Graduate students received between $500–$23,000 in scholarship funding for the 2024-2025 academic year. For some recipients, their award covered the cost of this year’s tuition in full.