Attain your interdisciplinary educational goals your way.
At Lesley, we believe in critical examination, scholarship, interdisciplinary study, and the value of relating theory to practice.
If you're an experienced professional who wants to make an intellectual contribution to your field of interest, this flexible program will help you meet that goal. Here, you’ll learn qualitative and quantitative research methods, and examine the very nature of inquiry. In interdisciplinary seminars, you’ll explore the forces that shape roles of professionals in institutions of social change, and interact with experts in the field. Elective courses from across the university will add further power to your inquiry.
To start, you’ll develop a study plan that aligns with your professional and personal goals. In Phase I, you’ll take courses in research methods and interdisciplinary study. In Phase II, complete chosen elective courses and write a qualifying paper. Phase III is the writing of the dissertation.