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Why You Should Earn Your Graduate Degree at BW

Our motto, transformative and applied education, is a statement that reflects the BW graduate student’s experience. From intimate class settings that allow you to form relationships with your professors and peers, to opportunities that allow you to apply the skills you learned in class in a real-world setting, all of our graduate programs are designed to transform you into an experienced professional, prepared to confidently pursue your chosen career path.

While many graduate schools may have similarities in their programs, BW’s graduate programs stand out from the rest for several reasons. With competitively priced programs, classes taught by renowned scholars and practitioners, flexible class options, strong partnerships and excellent student outcomes, discover why BW is the best choice for your graduate education.

Affordable Excellence

BW’s competitively priced programs are taught by renowned scholars and practitioners.

Flexible Class Options

Several graduate programs offer the option to take classes full-time, part-time, in-person or online.

Excellent Student Outcomes

Our students excel on licensure exams and alums serve in leadership roles across several industries.

Strong Partnerships

Students and alumni benefit from BW’s partnerships throughout the community and Greater Cleveland.

Baldwin Wallace Graduate Programs

With over 30 graduate programs across business, education and healthcare, each program offers the knowledge, skills and credentials that are vital in your field and ensures that you gain practical applications, analytical skills, ethical reasoning and problem-solving strategies. Most importantly, each program is personalized to you, focused on your interests and career goals to help you succeed in your field.

How BW's Graduate Programs Stand Out

Affordable Excellence

Baldwin Wallace takes pride in our affordable excellence. As a leading private university, we offer competitively priced programs with faculty members who are renowned scholars and passionate practitioners. Our graduate students find success through BW’s programs because of smaller class sizes, which supports their ability to learn and grow as individuals, both professionally and personally. To assist with cost, many of our graduate programs offer bundled pricing, which may include textbooks, review courses and other learning resources.

“I loved my cohort. The program’s intimate nature allowed my peers and I to establish meaningful relationships with one another and thus, sustain a network to this day of colleagues and friends who can advocate on behalf of one another’s valuable skills, experiences and insights.”

Autumn Parker '19

Leadership in Higher Education (LHE)

Flexible Class Options

Many of our graduate students appreciate the flexibility of their program’s class options. Depending on the program, BW offers students options to take classes in-person, online through a virtual classroom or a combination of both. Course content is also available online in an asynchronous format to create a work-life-education balance for working professionals seeking a graduate degree at BW. In addition to flexible class options, several of our graduate programs have implemented a waiver for GRE and GMAT for BW undergraduate students, working professionals and others.

“I chose BW’s MPH program because I was able to work full time while pursuing my master’s degree. The classes were on Friday and Saturday which was perfect for my schedule.”

Jackie Buchheister ‘20

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Excellent Student Outcomes

As you seek the right graduate program for you, it’s important that you feel confident in your future success, whether that means passing a licensure exam, being prepared with the best set of skills and experience or discovering your ideal career path. For programs with state and national licensure exams, our students consistently have high pass rates. Our graduates can be found in leadership roles in hospitals, non-profit organizations, school systems and businesses across Northeast Ohio and beyond.

“By providing me with clinical opportunities, the program prepared me for my career. I worked with clients from 2.5 to 60+ years old, which helped me to apply the pediatric and adult academic coursework into intervention sessions.”

Lia French ‘20

Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)

Strong Partnerships

Several of our graduate programs are developed in collaboration with Northeast Ohio companies, hospitals, schools or other community-based partners. These strategic partnerships provide benefits to students such as connections to future employers, discounted tuition for select employers and opportunities for applied practicum or clinical experiences. In addition, many of our graduate programs have unique partnerships with employers specific to a particular field. Some of our partners include The MetroHealth System, Southwest General Hospital, Sherwin-Williams, Bedford City School District and Berea City School District.

“Access to clinicals at some of the top hospital systems such as Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, Summa Health, Akron Children’s Hospital and University Hospitals allowed me to rotate with preceptors in highly specialized fields.”

Chris Ranc ‘19

Physician Assistant (PA)