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Lewis University Online Degree Programs

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

Lewis is committed to creating industry leaders through inclusive service-based learning. We offer practical master's degrees and graduate certificate programs that deliver advanced knowledge and new skill sets needed by employers. You graduate prepared to expand your career and serve your community.

Lewis offers customizable, market relevant and practical degree programs that are immediately applicable to today’s workplace.

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Online Master’s Degree Programs

M.A. in Organizational Leadership (MAOL)

The Lewis online organizational leadership masters program offers four 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.

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.

Professional and Executive 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.

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.



  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Enterprise and Cloud Computing
  • Software Engineering

M.S. in Criminal 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

Unlock the Patterns Within Big Data

Build your skillset in data mining, data visualization, predictive analysis and data management with an online MS in Data Science degree. Students will have the opportunity to leverage cutting-edge cloud computing resources and use an array of techniques and theories such as linear algebra and distributed storage and processing — all to identify trends and solve problems with big data.



  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Computer Science

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

Data Science

Provides students with background and insight into the key mathematical and computer science issues involved in the analysis of big data sets as well as an immediate application to diverse fields. All credit hours earned can be applied towards Lewis’ online Master’s in Data Science program.

Data Science in Computational Biology & 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.

Professional and Executive Coaching

This is an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) 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. You’ll earn all 125 training hours needed for ICF's ACC and PCC credentialing exams.

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.

Frequent Flyer Alumni Discount

Lewis University alumnus are eligible for an exclusive 20% tuition discount1 towards a master’s degree or graduate-level, credit-bearing courses through our Frequent Flyer program.


Rankings and Accreditation

  • Named one of the “Best Midwestern Universities” by Princeton Review
  • Ranked a top 20 regional Midwestern university by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked #1 Best Private School for Vets in Illinois by Military Times
  • Designated Military Friendly School by GI Jobs
  • Nationally recognized as a College of Distinction
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission


Looking to visit the campus? Lewis University is located in Romeoville, Ill. and is only minutes away from Joliet and 35 miles southwest of Chicago.


*Must be 18 years of age or older and present a valid photo ID with Illinois address upon first visit to the club. Applies to All Access membership only. Cannot be used in combination with any other Lewis University discount, scholarship, waiver or award. Certificate and non-degree bearing programs are not eligible.
1In situations where an applicant is eligible for more than one discount or scholarship, the higher level discount or scholarship will apply. The tuition rate should be confirmed and verified by the Admissions Counselor at the time of registration. Discount does not apply to the Occupational Therapy, MS program. For more information, visit

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