Lesley University Graduate Program Reviews

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88%
of students recommend
(3.97 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 40 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: NASAD
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 5,067 (1,982 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 72% part-time, 28% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $17,255
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Lesley University has partnered with the Urban Teacher Center in Washington DC to create a teacher residency program that ensures success. I'm finishing my residency year now and I KNOW I'm prepared for my first year as a teacher of record. This is how teachers should be prepared and Lesley University deserves credit for stepping outside the traditional model and taking a risk that has certainly paid off. Between my graduate course work towards a dual degree in Elementary and Special Education, the one-on-one coaching, the guidance of my host teacher, and the collaboration with my peers, I have received the best experiential education possible.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros are the faculty and curriculum. The overall philosophy of the educational teaching.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Generally speaking, I love being at Lesley University for music therapy. Everyone in the music therapy program, or even the music therapy community as a whole (which we are encouraged to be a part of), comes from such different backgrounds and I think that is a huge strength of the program. I am in classes with people who I can learn from. Additionally, we are required to have internships - My internship has been a fantastic experience. Hands-on experience is crucial to expressive therapies and Lesley helps to provide that. My only con of the music therapy program is the intense focus on expressive therapies as a whole. While we are technically in an expressive therapies program, I do think that evidence-based work is hugely important to the field of music therapy and I wish we were offered courses that focused more on neurologic music therapy or other types of music therapy. After all, music therapy should be client based and you never know what a client might need!
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I am a part of a partnership between Lesley University and the Urban Teacher Center in Washington DC where I am completing a 1 year teacher residency and 3 year fellowship in a DC public charter school while I earn a dual masters in Elementary and Special Education. This program represents the future of teacher preparation programs. Lesley University has taken a huge step towards ensuring that the next generation of teachers go into the classroom with real experience backed up by research focused course content. Additionally, Lesley and UTC are receptive and reflective. The program is evolving and becoming better while I'm still enrolled.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

The flexibility of the Lesley low-residency program fits my needs well. I also appreciate the rigorous curriculum and expectations.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Great program, well known in the International Education community. Teachers are great. There are lots of readings and projects, but the workload is bearable. I was able to work and take two evening classes!
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

Lesley University offers a stellar graduate program, with excellent access to faculty and staff.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

It's a very good program and the teachers are very experience and helpful. We can learn a lot through the class as the program use ourself as a learning tool. It provides a chance for us to reflect and heal ourselves, which is very important to the journey of counseling. However, the facilities and social support need to be improved. School did not provide sufficient help to the students, including financially and mentally.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Lesley University is the best place to get an education in Expressive Therapies. Everyday I feel I made the right decision of pursuing my Master's degree at Lesley. As with any graduate program, it is expensive. However, with the quality of classes and the accessibility and care professors give their students, I don't think I could be getting a better experience at a different program. Expressive Therapies are a specialized field, and Lesley goes above and beyond to make sure students of the ET program get the best possible experience and knowledge out of their education.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

The program offers a broad spectrum of courses to students interested in the field of intercultural relations. Many students go into the field of international education, so it would be nice to see more course offerings in this particular area of studies. As I have aspirations to enter into this field, it would be nice to have that option. The professional network and reputation of this program is great.
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