24 months
18900 USD/year
18900 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Mindfulness Studies Program at Lesley University is the first of its kind in the United States. Unique in its concept and innovative in its design, this program is meant for those students who wish to enrich their lives and the lives of others by being mindful citizens and service providers. 


Immerse yourself in the mindfulness movement that’s making an increasingly significant impact on the western world.

Our Mindfulness Studies master’s degree program—the first of its kind in North America—will prepare you to enrich your life as well as the lives of others through rigorous study and intensive meditation practice. Whether you’re interested in health and wellness, education, social action, leadership, or business, you’ll deepen your personal practice while exploring how to apply mindfulness to your career.

Our low-residency format and online Mindfulness Studies courses at Lesley University make it possible for you to participate in classes from your home on your own schedule. You’ll study the Buddhist roots of contemplative practice, mindful communication, and leadership. And you'll immerse yourself in burgeoning research that shows the impact of mindfulness on stress reduction, as well as studies that link meditation practice to enhanced brain function, emotional regulation, and our innate capacity for compassion.

Learning outcomes

Lesley's faculty bring varied and comprehensive expertise in mindfulness teaching and mindfulness-based stress reduction; Buddhist studies, including ethics; leadership and social change, contemplative neuroscience, mindfulness in education, qi gong, and more. Our interdisciplinary curriculum ensures that you’ll graduate with a solid foundation in the origins and history of mindfulness, as well as the expertise to apply mindfulness in your field of endeavor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Academic Writing
  • Mindfulness: Practice, Theory, and Science
  • Mindful Communication: Theory and Practice of Insight Dialogue
  • Foundations of Contemplative Practice: The Buddhist Traditions
  • Mindful Internship: Mindfulness as Social Engagement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official Transcripts
  • Foreign Academic Credentials Evaluation
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Written Personal Statement
  • Current Résumé
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37800 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    18900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37800 USD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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