Mission Statement for Graduate Studies
La Salle University offers graduate programs that enable students to augment their academic background, to acquire both practical and theoretical knowledge in their chosen field, and to enhance their professional competencies. Steeped in the teaching tradition of the Christian Brothers and responsive to current societal needs, these programs, while complete in themselves, are also preparatory for further study. La Salle’s graduate programs help students to correlate and synthesize information from various fields, to relate the theoretical to the practical, and to develop values in the liberal arts tradition. Students who earn a master’s degree at La Salle University are prepared both to advance in their professional career and to pursue appropriate doctoral studies. Doctoral programs build on the foundations of undergraduate and master’s degrees. Each doctoral program, uniquely informed by the discipline, enables students to establish themselves as professionals recognized by peers and colleagues.
La Salle’s programs are designed to invite participation by persons who are interested in advancement in chosen professional areas. La Salle provides a blend of instructors to support the practical educational experience our graduate students seek. Some are highly trained specialists who bring to the classroom the latest theoretical information in their discipline. Others are practicing professionals who provide the insight and skill to apply this theoretical base to the demands of present practice. Working in La Salle’s traditional learning environment, they impart a graduate experience that is second to none.