Hello, I'm Sandra Walker, Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, commonly known as GSASS. I'd like to welcome you to GSASS and thank you for taking the time to take a virtual tour of our campus, programs, and learn more about the Lesley graduate experience. It's always exciting to see people getting ready to take the leap into graduate studies and new stages of professional practice, and we really hope that after this digital visit, you will be moved to join our community.
We are a graduate school uniquely focused on the art of being human. We started the first program in Expressive Therapies and then the first program in Mindfulness Studies. Our strengths in training mental health counselors and our cutting edge work in Creative Writing and International Higher Education makes us distinct. We are known for launching professionals into their fields. In Counseling and Psychology and in Expressive Therapies, we train the largest number of mental health counselors and expressive arts therapists in New England. Our mindfulness graduates are innovating fields like law enforcement and high tech with much needed mindfulness practices. In the MFA in Creative Writing, our graduates are trailblazers and award winning authors in various genres. Our International Higher Education program prides itself in alumni who are making lasting changes in colleges, universities and organizations across the globe. If you choose to study in one of our programs, you will develop yourself so you can impact the world. We will tailor internships and field placement to meet your needs. You will also take advantage of the many perspectives of the study of human relationships, our forte, and finally, we offer the flexibility you need in a rich university environment, which includes online learning, low residencies, traditional on campus learning, and a combination of online and face to face learning. Whatever program you review on our site today, you'll find that Lesley's core values of innovation, social justice, and multiculturalism, and an international reach underpin all of our offerings.
I hope that this is just the beginning of your time with us here at Lesley and that we will see you again. Thank you.