2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog


Lesley University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), 301 Edgewater Place, Suite 210, Wakefield, MA 01880 Phone: 781-425-7785

Programs leading to educator licensure are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Massachusetts is a signatory of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement. The College of Art and Design is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

The baccalaureate Business Management program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Masters of Social Work (MSW) are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation.

Within the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, the Department of Counseling and Psychology offers school guidance counseling and school adjustment counseling master's degree programs approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (leading to Initial licensure).

The Department of Expressive Therapies is approved by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA), the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), and the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA). 

Lesley University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III.

Accreditations and approvals by state, and by program, may be found in this catalog as "Accreditations and State Approvals" and on the Lesley website at “Accreditations, Licensure and Degree-Granting Authority."