2017-2018 Graduate Academic Catalog

President's Welcome

President Weiss

Dear Lesley University Graduate Students,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 academic year. Graduate study is a major commitment of time, energy, and effort. Our award-winning faculty and talented staff take that commitment and your expertise seriously and strive to create and deliver programs that are engaging and high impact. Our goal is to enable you to pursue learning and refine your practice so that you can continue to make a difference in your communities and beyond.

Our objective is for you to find meaningful connections between your graduate program at Lesley and your broader community of practice.  The integration of theory and practice is critical to the learning that takes place both as an individual and shared experience.  The meaningful relationships you develop with your faculty and peers should deepen and enhance your learning.  The variety of events, speakers, and exhibits that take place during the academic year should add another element to your learning environment and in so doing should stimulate your thinking, lead to new questions, and foster even deeper dialogue. 

We intentionally offer our programs through a variety of delivery models so that we can extend access to a diverse range of learners in greater Boston, the Northeast, and beyond.  These delivery models include face-to-face on campus courses, low residency programs, online programs, and hybrid programs that combine online and face-to-face.  

Regardless of the delivery model, our mission is to prepare socially responsible graduates with the knowledge, skills, understanding, and ethical judgment to shape a more just, humane, and sustainable world. We do this by engaging you in transformative education that leads to meaningful careers and lifelong learning.

I wish you all the best in your studies.  We look forward to helping you take advantage of all we have to offer! 


Jeff A. Weiss