School Overview

A private university founded in 1909 by Edith Lesley, Lesley University confers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificates in 23 states and online. The education component of the school dates back to its early days as an instructional facility to educate kindergarten teachers. Today it has expanded its educational roots to prepare teachers in early education, math, science, special education, and literacy, along with programs like counseling and psychology.

Lesley offers bachelor's and master's degrees in a fully online format from the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences primarily. 

School Details

Location: 29 Everett St,Cambridge, MA 02138-2790

Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Sector & Type: Private, Not-for-profit

Military Support:

  • Credit for Training
  • Dedicated POC
  • Member of SOC
  • Recognized SVO
  • Yellow Ribbon

Highest Offering: Doctorate

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education



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Lesley University is authorized to offer postsecondary programs in Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. For states not listed, Lesley recommends visiting the National Center website ( to determine if your state is authorized to issue a license upon completion of a degree.

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