Fall 2020 Guidance
In response to COVID-19, university courses and operations remain predominantly online for fall.

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Masters 18 Programs

Master of Arts

On Campus
Low Residency
On Campus
Low Residency
Promote healing through drawing, painting, sculpting, and other media. Learn theoretical and practical approaches to help people gain self-awareness and understanding. Become engaged with individuals, families, and communities to foster well-being.
On Campus
Low Residency
On Campus
Low Residency
Learn to use dance and movement to enhance communication and relationships and foster mental and physical wellness in clients. As a dance/movement therapist and mental health counselor, explore how dance can yield fresh insights and facilitate the healing process.
On Campus
Low Residency
On Campus
Low Residency
Facilitate change through improvisation and performance. As a licensed mental health counselor, use experiential techniques to help others become spontaneous and flexible in their relationships. Practice in schools, clinics, and community centers.
On Campus
Low Residency
On Campus
Low Residency
Learn from pioneers in the field as you train to become a licensed mental health counselor, whose practice integrates multiple areas of expression, including art, dance/movement, drama, and music. Choose from our on-campus or low-residency options.
On Campus
Low Residency
On Campus
Low Residency
Engage others in music making as a means to wellness. Use musical performance to instill confidence and collaboration. Prepare for careers in diverse settings, including at-risk youth, underserved communities, and clinical and educational centers.
Low Residency
Low Residency
Deepen your practice of mindfulness and bring its benefits into your professional and personal life. Gain an understanding of the mind-body connection, and discover the science behind contemplative practices. Prepare to help others live more fully.

Master of Fine Arts

Low Residency
Low Residency
Our MFA in Creative Writing nurtures and challenges your creative potential in one of six genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Graphic Novels and Comics, Writing for Stage and Screen, or Writing for Young People.
Low Residency
Low Residency
Pursue an MFA that’s rigorous yet individually tailored for the 21st century artist. The interdisciplinary focus of the program allows you to craft a course of study that integrates creative work into your daily life.

Master of Education

On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
Prepare to nurture the social, emotional, and intellectual development of PreK-2 children. Explore teaching methods that will help you inspire in your students a lifelong love of learning. Gain rich experience and prepare for a rewarding career.
Teacher Residency
Teacher Residency
This one-year residency in a Somerville school prepares you to teach in early childhood classrooms with diverse language learners. Courses are offered at the school site and on Lesley's Cambridge campus.
On Campus
Teacher Residency
On Campus
Teacher Residency
Play a vital role in helping grade 1–6 students become critical thinkers who will thrive in an era of change. Explore ways to support children with varied abilities, and emerge from your studies with the skills you need to succeed as a teacher.
Teacher Residency
Teacher Residency
Help students in grades 1–6 become critical thinkers who will thrive in an era of change. Learn how to teach children who do not speak English as a first language. Emerge from your studies with the skills you need to succeed as a teacher.
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
Expand your content knowledge while gaining strategies for engaging students and preparing them for college and careers. Choose from English, history, math, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, or social sciences, and become a highly effective licensed educator.
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
Be a teacher who can effectively teach students with moderate learning disabilities in both special education and inclusive classrooms. Study instruction, current issues and laws, and how to provide all students with full access to learning.
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
Become a teacher who can educate students with moderate learning disabilities. Prepare to teach in special education and inclusive classrooms. Study instruction, current issues and laws, and how to provide all students with full access to learning.
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
Prepare to educate and encourage students with severe disabilities. Make a meaningful difference for those with complex learning needs by providing access to curriculum, behavior support, skills development, and quality of life options.
On Campus
Teacher Residency
Online
On Campus
Teacher Residency
Online
Design an advanced degree based on your professional and personal goals. Pursue a specialization or choose a variety of courses from across the university, and take a combination of face-to-face and online courses.
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
On Campus
Off Campus
Teacher Residency
Learn the vital skills needed to teach middle school students English, general science, history, humanities, math/science, math, or social sciences.

PhDs 4 Programs

PhD

Low Residency
Low Residency
Become a leader who can develop forward-thinking approaches for the improvement of K-12 student learning. Designed for working professionals, this PhD program is for both traditional school leaders and other educators who want to facilitate change.
Low Residency
Low Residency
Transform individuals and communities through creativity, scholarship, and collaboration. Enhance your practice and become a leader in expressive therapies through this low residency doctoral program, which interweaves artistic expression and inquiry with a focus on research
Low Residency
Low Residency
In this low-residency PhD program, you'll develop a deep understanding of social, psychological, and biological conditions that affect the development of humans over the lifespan, and prepare you to better serve individuals of all ages in a variety of academic, social, and governmental contexts.
Low Residency
Low Residency
Prepare to take increased leadership responsibility in Jewish educational institutions and organizations. Offered in collaboration with Hebrew College, this program is appropriate for Jewish educators or professionals who aspire to be change agents.

Certificates 1 Program

Graduate Certificate Programs

Low Residency
Low Residency
Join a community of students and faculty who will support and guide you toward integrating mindfulness principles into your profession. Our program is especially useful for health and wellness professionals, social workers, counselors, educators, and those who wish to develop a practice of mindfulness and to share these practices with students, clients, and colleagues.