2015-2016 Graduate Academic Catalog

Lesley University Mission Statement

Lesley University engages students in a transformative education through active learning, scholarly research, diverse forms of artistic expression, and the integration of rigorous academics with professional experience, leading to meaningful careers and lifelong learning.  

Lesley prepares socially responsible graduates with the knowledge, skills, understanding, and ethical judgment to be catalysts in shaping a more just, humane, and sustainable world. 

Core Values: 

We are devoted to academic excellence through active teaching, engaged learning, and individual student development. We design and deliver innovative, interdisciplinary academic programs that value inspired teachers, curious learners, relevant scholarship, and real-life application. 

Learning is an individual and collective endeavor that involves students, educators, families, and communities. We believe in the power of collaboration and its impact on personal and social development. 

Our community respects, values, and benefits from the individual, demographic, and cultural differences of our students, faculty, and staff. As an academic community, our creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving approaches are shaped by this diversity. Through their varied learning experiences, Lesley students develop the tools to interact effectively with diverse populations and strive for social justice and equity. 

Higher educational institutions have a responsibility to prepare their graduates to participate in the cultural, political, and economic life of their community, nation, and world. This democratic ideal is reflected in an academic environment that encourages scholarship, freedom of expression, and the open exchange of ideas.