Lesley University’s doctoral programs in Educational Studies and in Expressive Therapies are designed to produce the next generation of leaders and scholar-practitioners in the fields of education and mental health counseling.
Doctoral degrees are critical for those who wish to become advanced practitioners, organizational and thought leaders in the fields of education or expressive therapies. Doctoral students at Lesley work with expert faculty mentors to generate research ideas, and develop a supportive, lifelong network of peers.
Educational StudiesEducational Studies is defined at Lesley University as an interdisciplinary area of inquiry that includes the examination of the individual and social processes of learning and teaching in institutional and social contexts. Ph.D. students may choose to specialize in Educational Leadership or Adult Learning, or design a program of study specific to their professional or scholarly interests.
Educational Studies, Ph.D. – Educational Leadership SpecializationEducational Studies, Ph.D. – Adult Learning SpecializationEducational Studies, Ph.D. – Individually Designed
Expressive TherapiesLesley University's Low-Residency Doctoral Program in Expressive Therapies drives the continual development of expressive arts therapies, providing a supportive and motivating environment for expressive therapists who recognize the use of expressive arts as a powerful tool for psychological, physical and spiritual wellness. Expressive Therapies, Ph.D.
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