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PhD In Counseling and Psychology: Transformative Leadership, Education, and Applied Research

Earn a doctoral degree that will enable you to facilitate social justice, the capacity for critical inquiry and self-reflection, health-promoting behavior, and inclusive communities that affirm the dignity of every human being.

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Counseling and Psychology Programs at Lesley University


Lesley University offers a broad range of licensure-oriented graduate programs in Counseling and Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  Specialization options include trauma studies, holistic studies, school and community counseling, professional counseling, and more.  

Faculty Donna San Antonio Co-Edits Journal Issue on Rural Youth Development

Faculty Donna SanAntonoCounseling Psychology faculty Donna San Antonio recently co-edited a May 2016 Special Issue of Peabody Journal of Education.  Titled "Rural Futures: Supporting Youth Aspirations and Sustaining the Promise of Public Education," the issue features well-known scholars in rural education and rural youth development from across the United States and Canada.  Articles explore issues including unsustainable economic policy, exploitative industrial practices, and lack of youth attachment to local and community schools.  Access the full issue.

Counseling and Psychology Scholarships

graduate-class-discussion-2-spotlightLesley's Division of Counseling and Psychology awards $1.25 million in merit scholarships each year in a range of amounts up to $12,000 for master's degree candidates and up to $16,500 for PhD candidates. Learn more at our graduate and doctoral scholarships page.