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Lewis University Online Degree Programs

Take your career to a higher-earning level with an award-winning institution.

Committed to creating industry leaders, Lewis University provides a dynamic education that teaches you the advanced skills and theories needed to achieve your career goals and to serve communities. As a Lewis University online student, you’ll gain an appreciation for your role in society through an inclusive and service-based learning approach.

Lewis offers practical master’s degrees and graduate certificate programs.

Online Master’s Degree Programs

M.A. in Organizational Leadership

The Lewis online organizational leadership masters program offers five unique concentrations, so you can customize your education in order to meet your professional aspirations and become an effective leader.


Higher Education – Student Services

Transform your role in postsecondary education with the skills to effectively manage students’ non-education needs, such as student services and advising.


Program Outcomes:

  • Understand the institution-student relationship.
  • Properly plan, staff and budget.
  • Serve a culturally and demographically diverse student body.
  • Exhibit effective team development and management.

Not-for-Profit Management

Gain specialized skills tailored toward people-focused strategies and tools, as well as learn how to apply them to nonprofit enterprises, such as charities, boards and associations.


Program Outcomes:

  • Create fundraising strategies to meet goals.
  • Develop corporate and foundation support.
  • Work with and managing volunteers.
  • Write effective proposals.

Organizational and Leadership Coaching

Gain the vital skills to help others become influential leaders. This concentration utilizes cutting-edge technology and a hands-on approach to develop your coaching skills and practices. Accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the four coaching courses will help you prepare for the ICF’s credentialing exam.


Program Outcomes:

  • Build a successful and influential coaching practice.
  • Discover and apply coaching research.
  • Explore the latest coaching strategies and theories.

Organizational Management

This concentration provides you with the management tools and leadership skills to understand human behavior so you can help employees work together effectively and efficiently.


Program Outcomes:

  • Practice and apply team development theory.
  • Read and write financial texts.
  • Research and understand organizational culture.
  • Strategically plan and manage employees in an increasingly diverse setting.

Training and Development

Get the skills to train and empower employees so they can succeed in their roles. You’ll learn the most effective practices and methods for training and teaching adults from diverse backgrounds as well as those with varying learning styles, abilities and experience.


Program Outcomes:

  • Create clear and effective communication on all levels.
  • Organize and train individuals to groups inside and outside the organization.
  • Help others reach their full potential and perform their jobs well.
  • Tailor presentations and training for maximum impact.

M.S. in Computer Science

Shape the Science of Technology


Create future-shaping innovations with Lewis University’s online Master of Science in Computer Science. Through hands-on coursework, research and capstone experiences, you will learn advanced computing while honing your problem-solving, analytical and creative abilities. Gain highly valued tech knowledge and skills in this rapidly growing field, and get ready to shape tomorrow’s technology in dramatic ways.


Concentrations:

  • Cyber Security
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Software Engineering

M.S. in Criminal/Social Justice

The online Criminal Justice Master’s program expands on your experience protecting and serving the public. You’ll acquire a broad base of knowledge and skills to critically analyze and ethically address the complex issues of criminal justice. With this advanced credential, you’ll be able to securely lead an array of criminal justice administration, law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice and homeland security roles.

M.S. in Data Science

Lewis University’s online Data Science Master’s offers two degree concentrations in data science with 36-credit-hours that can be customized to career goals and interests, plus an 18-credit-hour Graduate Certificate that can be completed in as little as 12 months.


M.S. in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

This concentration looks at data analysis from the perspective of biology and prepares you to develop solutions for computational biology and bioinformatics data management projects. You will learn to:


  • Use data mining to design custom pharmaceuticals.
  • Track the spread of disease.
  • Understand and apply genomic data.
  • Process and present large quantities of data.
  • Solve current problems in the healthcare industry.
  • Write and present research in Master’s thesis.

M.S. in Computer Science

This concentration approaches data analysis from a programming perspective and prepares you to create large-scale data storage systems that meet the requirements of a given problem, including:


  • Prescribe the hardware, software, and communication links that comprise the systems.
  • Design and develop computing projects.
  • Enable the processing, interpretation, and presentation of large data sets.

M.S. in Information Security

Lewis’ online M.S. in Information Security program offers two tracks of study. This gives you the opportunity to choose the track that best complements your career interests and goals.


Management Concentration

Designed for IT leaders, this concentration focuses on identification and mitigation of information security risks and threats faced by organizations, as well as strategies for securing the data, processes and organizational systems. You’ll gain an advanced insight and understanding of risk management, security assurance as well as auditing and computer forensics.


Technical Concentration

This hands-on concentration examines how information systems and networks can be monitored, investigated and made secure. Coursework covers information processing and operating systems, applications, network security, cryptography, protocols and other issues.

M.S. in Public Safety Administration

Earn your Master’s in Public Safety Administration and learn to lead with confidence. You’ll manage the complex challenges of public safety, communicate with authority and inspire hope in times of crisis. You will be prepared to meet the need for well-trained, knowledgeable leaders in the public safety field.


Program Outcomes:

  • Create ethical framework to influence decision-making in public safety.
  • Gain emergency management and response skills.
  • Implement environmental protection rules and regulations.
  • Ensure public safety in a variety of settings.

Online Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Data Science in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Designed for those who desire a greater understanding of how to work with big data at the interface between life sciences and computational methods. You will take a few specialized classes from the Data Science Master Program to gain a strong understanding of how to apply data analysis techniques to the Graduate Certificate in Data Science in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.


Program Outcomes:

  • Evaluate possible solutions for data storage.
  • Meet prescribed performance and storage requirements.
  • Implement data management solutions.
  • Compare cloud-based solutions for storing large data sets.
  • Assess performance, security, query mechanisms, software development, and cost.

Higher Education Leadership

Delve into the skills needed to effectively manage student services, and learn how to advise and assist traditional/non-traditional student needs with courses related to higher education organizational leadership.

Organizational Leadership

Develop the management and leadership skills to transform into a strategic leader. The certificate program is designed for professionals currently working in or aspiring to work in managerial positions in corporate, nonprofit or governmental organizations.

Organizational Leadership and Coaching

This is an Approved Coach Specific Training Hours Program (ACSTH) offered through the International Coach Federation (ICF). You’ll build the skills to coach organizational leaders and be able to understand the core coaching competencies while you apply coaching models and techniques.

Lewis University Chicago and Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, balances professional training with a liberal education, so you graduate with a broad understanding of the world.

Rankings and Accreditation

  • Named one of the “Best Midwestern Universities” by Princeton Review
  • Ranked a top tier university by U.S. News & World Report
  • Designated Military Friendly by GI Jobs
  • Recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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