Continuing your education at the graduate level is an investment of time and resources. You want to make sure to find the best program for your professional goals.

That’s where a graduate admissions counselor can help.

At Lesley, you can pursue teacher education, counseling, the arts, and mindfulness, among other fields. You’ll find more than 65 master’s degree, PhD, and certificate programs taught on campus in Cambridge, in a residency format, or at locations off campus. We have another 15+ online programs.

As you navigate your wide range of choices, feel free to reach out and ask us anything at all.

Have questions about your graduate application, deadlines, and program start times? We can help with those questions, too.

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Barbara Selmo, Director of Graduate Admissions

Barbara Selmo oversees our dedicated team of graduate admissions counselors and staff.

“Lesley University is deeply connected to the practice of teaching, to education as it happens in the classroom, in the studio, on the playground, in the health care facility. It is a place that acknowledges its history but is not afraid to create new narratives.”

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Stephanie Correia, Senior Assistant Director

Area of focus at Lesley: Graduate teacher education programs delivered off campus; One-Year Collaborative Internship Program (Teacher Residencies).

“Lesley focuses on making the world a better place by training teachers and counselors to be some of the most well respected professionals in their fields.”

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Robin Laskey, Senior Associate Director

Area of focus at Lesley: MFA in Photography and MFA in Visual Art programs; PhD programs in Educational Studies.

“I have always been impressed by Lesley’s unique academic program offerings, strong reputation for providing training to educators and counselors, and commitment to the arts, social justice, and community service.”

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Wyatt Lewis, Assistant Director

Area of focus at Lesley: Expressive Therapies Master’s; MFA in Creative Writing programs; CAGS in Expressive Therapies.

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Courtney Millette, Senior Assistant Director

Area of focus at Lesley: Programs in International Higher Education & Intercultural Relations; Mindfulness Studies; and Counseling & Psychology (but not Expressive Therapies counseling programs).

“I love the sense of community that I have working at a small, liberal arts school where faculty, administrators, students, alumni are committed to changing the world for the better.”

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Debbie Mosher, Regional Director

Area of focus at Lesley: Ecological Teaching and Learning; Graduate teacher education programs delivered off campus; PhD programs in Educational Studies.

“I have been at Lesley University for more than 10 years, and what has kept me here is the school community. I really enjoy the people I work with and love helping students find what they want to do with their lives.”

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Melissa Nalband, Assistant Director

Area of focus at Lesley: Art Education, Community Arts, Educational Technology, Middle School and High School Education, Integrated Teaching Through the Arts, and Reading Specialist programs; Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education taught on campus; Elementary Education Urban Initiative (EEUI) Teacher Residency program; our Early Childhood Education Teacher Residency program in Somerville, Massachusetts; Graduate Certificates in Arts & Health and Expressive Therapies Studies.

“I am drawn to Lesley for its inclusive atmosphere, diverse population of learners, and beautiful campus. Students gain a truly life-changing education through experiential learning.”

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Chelsea Willis, Senior Assistant Director

Area of focus at Lesley: Expressive Therapies master’s and PhD programs.

“Lesley’s social justice orientation is one of the reasons I work (and study) here. Giving voice to the disempowered is a main tenet of the institution. Students leave here with a commitment to do likewise, encouraged by the hope that they can have a positive impact on our world.”

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