From the President

Dear Prospective Graduate Student:

I am pleased that you are interested in pursuing graduate level studies here at Lewis University. The University offers a variety of high quality, career-oriented graduate programs, leading to master’s degrees and certificates in many fields, plus doctoral programs in Educational Leadership for Teaching and Learning (Ed.D.) and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Each is designed to assist you in achieving your professional and personal goals. You will find that Lewis University enriches its curriculum with values-based principles to provide for our students a liberal and professional education, reflecting our Catholic and Lasallian heritage.

The Lewis University faculty has considerable expertise in their academic fields. Many are also practitioners who bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. They are very capable teachers and adept facilitators of adult learning. Our small interactive classes can provide you the opportunity both to get to know your instructors and to learn from your peers.

This catalog provides an overview of the University’s various graduate programs. Additional information on specific courses, certificate programs, seminars, and workshops can be found in the University Course Schedule , through a visit to our Web site, or by calling the appropriate academic department.

We recognize that you are seeking fine quality, adult-oriented academic programs, as well as convenience and a good return on your investment. You will find that the Lewis Mission pledges to provide effective learning opportunities through a creative and critical interaction of a community of learners, which is ideal for graduate studies. As adult students with a variety of educational and career experiences, your feedback is invited on ways to further enhance our many fine offerings. You can be assured that we will provide you with a challenging, yet rewarding graduate experience at Lewis University. You are to be commended for pursuing your lofty educational aspirations. Much encouragement to you in achieving your academic goals here at Lewis University.


Brother James Gaffney, FSC