Graduate Studies at Lake Erie College | Painesville, OH

Move ahead in your profession with relevant classes, real-world experiences and advanced technology from the graduate studies degree programs at Lake Erie College.


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Our Mission for Grad Students

Lake Erie College provides an excellent, Inclusive, and highly personalized education grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Guided by hope and care, our students are empowered to lead lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens. With an emphasis on applicable skills such as communication, critical and intellectual inquiry, and designing solutions for real-world problems in specific disciplines, faculty in the Graduate Studies programs guide students to aspire to the highest levels of personal and professional fulfillment.

Grad School at LEC Outcomes and Objectives

Students who graduate from anyone of our graduate programs at Lake Erie College will:

  • Develop content mastery, independent thought in subjects of increased complexity and critical understanding of research

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, about theories, arguments, methods and concepts related to the specific area of study

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the professional skills needed to participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of chosen career field.

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The Next Step on Your Professional Journey

Our graduate studies programs come with flexibility and individual support, ensuring your learning success and preparing you for future career opportunities. Our personal approach to teaching and learning is uniquely suited to help you meet the challenges of a graduate program and prepare you for dynamic career and life opportunities.

Application Process for Graduate Students These are the two things you will need to apply to graduate studies at Lake Erie College:

  • #1 Bachelor's Degree

    First, you'll need a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

  • #2 Transcripts

    Submit your official undergraduate transcripts and any graduate work completed — sent directly to Admissions Office from the degree-granting institution.

GMAT Requirements

  • The GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) may be required at the discretion of LEC faculty. Students who have taken the GMAT should have all scores forwarded to the Admissions Office.

Admission Decisions

  • Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and students are usually notified within one week once their application is complete.

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We're Here to Help You Take the Next Step

At Lake Erie College, we take the application and admissions process personally. To us, that means concierge-level support at every step. Want to talk to someone today? Request information about any of our programs below to start a conversation about your future at LEC and beyond!

Graduate Council Defined:  

  • Graduate Council is the body that oversees graduate programs at Lake Erie College.

About the Graduate Council at Lake Erie College

The Graduate Council at Lake Erie College has several purposes: (1) to communicate with the faculty senate on policy discussions and proposals, program review, and to make recommendations regarding graduate studies and resources affecting graduate programs; (2) to study and review both new and existing graduate programs and to provide institutional guidance regarding the exploration of new graduate programs (3) to act as a board of appeals on matters of academic petitions as they pertain to graduate studies. 

The Graduate Council at Lake Erie College is composed of The Director of Graduate Studies, Deans of the schools with graduate programs, A faculty representative from each graduate program, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs (ex officio)