Graduating with a master’s degree is a surefire way to snag higher paying, more specialized positions early on in your career.
Our affordable dual degree and accelerated master's programs transition you into our nationally acclaimed Graduate School of Education or Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences as an undergrad, and put you on track to earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as few as five years.
Not to mention, you could save up to 85 percent on your graduate tuition. Need more reasons to apply? Read on.
Why consider a dual degree?
You'll save time.
Knock out required grad courses as an undergrad and complete both degrees in as few as five years, and you won’t have to worry about taking time off of work to return to grad school later on.
You'll save money.
You'll take graduate-level courses in your junior and senior years, which are included in your undergraduate tuition. If you earn your bachelor’s degree from Lesley, you also qualify for 12 free graduate credits through The Lesley Dividend award. As a result, dual degree and accelerated master's degree students save about 43% to 85% on their graduate tuition, depending on the program.
You'll open doors.
With a master’s degree, you’ll have the skills and real-world experiences you need to qualify for a wider range of opportunities. By choosing to specialize in a new area, such as English as a Second Language, nonfiction writing, or human resources management, you’ll create even more possibilities.
Explore dual degree and accelerated master's degree options.
We offer accelerated bachelor’s/master’s degree programs that span academic areas across our Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences and Graduate School of Education.
In a dual-degree program, you'll receive both degrees at the same time (one diploma) once you complete the requirements for the master's degree program. In an accelerated master's degree program, you'll receive your bachelor's degree once you complete the requirements for the undergraduate program and you'll receive your master's degree once you complete the requirements for the graduate program.
No matter what you are majoring in as an undergraduate at Lesley, you can apply to the online MBA program in your junior or senior year. While finishing up your major, you can begin taking up to 3 graduate courses. By earning two degrees, you’ll have a wider range of professional opportunities right after graduation.
We offer a dual degree program for undergraduate students to major in counseling and then continue on in a licensure-oriented program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (60 credits) where you can specialize in Holistic Studies, Trauma Studies, or School & Community Counseling.
You’ll earn two degrees as well as the additional hands-on experience needed to practice in the field or qualify for your license as a clinical mental health counselor.
Choose from more than 10 accelerated master's degree programs in education. Complete your BA, BS, or BFA in select programs and then transition into one of the accelerated M.Ed. programs in our Graduate School of Education. Gain advanced expertise in areas ranging from art education to special education to teaching English as a second language. Get the knowledge and experience you need to earn your teaching license and lead your own classroom.
Explore the many ways that creative expression can improve others’ health and well-being through one of three accelerated dual degree programs in Expressive Therapies. You’ll earn BS and MA degrees, progress as an artist, and gain the clinical experience needed to become a licensed mental health counselor as well as a registered art therapist or expressive arts therapist.
Global Studies / International Higher Education
This accelerated program combines the curriculum of the undergraduate Global Studies major with our master's degree program in International Higher Education. You'll earn two degrees and be ready to engage in meaningful ways with diverse communities and across cultures.
If you are getting your bachelor's degree in Art Therapy or Holistic Psychology & Wellness at Lesley, you can start your master's degree in Mindfulness Studies in your junior year. Earn two degrees and be ready to put your skills to work in helping other people.