Concordia Chicago Graduate and Innovative Programs

Welcome to Concordia University Chicago! We look forward to receiving your online application and to working with you throughout the admission process. Our online application format is easy to navigate and is processed quicker than a paper application.

All applicants should have an earned Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Concordia's graduate admission committee evaluates all credentials submitted by applicants on a rolling basis, to determine a student's ability to succeed in graduate school. Concordia admission representatives are committed to help, assist and expedite the admission and enrollment process for you. Concordia University Chicago admits students without regard to age, sex, creed, race, color, or national or ethnic origin.

If you have any questions or experience any problems as you complete your application, please contact us at 1.708.209.4093 or Grad.Admission@CUChicago.edu.


Name and Address
Please provide your personal and contact information.
Are you a U.S. Citizen?* Yes No
Are you a U.S. Permanent Resident?* Yes No
Alien Registration Number / A-Number / USCIS# :*
Do you currently have a visa to study in the United States?* Yes No

Current Visa Type:*

Are you looking to apply for a visa through Concordia-Chicago? * Yes No
Are you looking to take an online program from outside the U.S.? * Yes No

Are you: * Looking to change your current visa to an F-1/Student visa
                        Applying from aboard for an F-1/Student or J-1/Exchange Vistor visa

Nationality: *

Are you transferring to Concordia-Chicago from another institution? * Yes No

Will you be applying to the Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission (SACM) for scholarship support?*
Yes No
 
 
Legal Name:*   
Maiden: 
(Last Name Only) 

List all names separated by commas
Home Phone:*
Work Phone:*
Cell Phone: 
Email:*
Program or Degree
Please select the program or degree you are applying for, as well as any other required details pertaining to your selection.

What type of student do you plan to be?

Online Degree Programs/Face-to-Face Cohorts - MA, MAT, MBA, MS, Doctoral (EDD, PHD, DBA)

Graduate cohort students at the doctoral or master's level enroll in a sequence of courses which are offered to a group of students who remain together until completion of the program.

Traditional Graduate - MA, MAT, MCM, Post Masters, EDD

Traditional graduate students enroll in courses on Concordia's main campus.

Certificate Programs/Non-Degree Earning

Students interested in enrolling in a sequence of courses which lead to a Concordia Certificate or MBA specialization should apply in this section (MBA specializations are offered online only).

Guest Graduate/Non-Degree Earning

Students interested in enrolling in graduate courses that do not lead to a degree should apply as a guest student. Most courses for non-degree programs are held on campus and online.


Partnership Programs

IL Association of School Administrators (IASA)

Superintendent endorsement and/or doctoral degree programs available to members of the IL Association of School Administrators (IASA) only.

HUEB to CUC MBA (Hebei University of Economics and Business)

Concordia University/HUEB 3+1 joint program undergraduates applying to the CUC MBA on campus.

LSBF Singapore MBA (London School of Business)

Concordia University Chicago's MBA core program available to students who attend the London School of Business (LSBF) in Singapore.

Concordia St. Paul (CSP)/CUC Doctoral Program

DBA and PhD leadership programs available to students who have an earned master's degree from Concordia St. Paul (CSP).

Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission

Master's and Doctoral degree programs available to Saudi Arabia international students.

University of California Davis (UC Davis) Affiliate Discount Program

Doctoral and master's online programs available to students who have an earned bachelor's or master's degree from the University of California Davis (UC Davis)

Kane County Regional Office Of Education (Kane ROE)

Offering graduate credit for online continuing education courses through Virtual Education Software (VESi) for PreK-12 Educators.

Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation (CLEF)

Masters programs available to Pathways to Excellence participants.

Illinois ASBO Partnership

Doctoral degree educational leadership (Ed.D or Ph.D) cohort program available to educators within the state of Illinois who are members of IL ASBO.

CPS ESL and Bilingual Endorsement

CIE and Bilingual endorsements available to active members/teachers within the Chicago Public School system (only).

SAIL Educators

Master's and Doctoral degree programs available to members of the SAIL for Education organization (only).

COSA Educators

Principal License, Professional Administrator License, as well as Doctoral and Master's degree programs available to members of the COSA organization (only).

Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW)

Master's and Doctoral programs affiliated with Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW)

Catalyst Schools

Master's and Doctoral degree programs (except MBA) available to members of the Catalyst Schools (only).

Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA)

Online business degree program (MBA School Business Management)


Select a degree program:

Ed.S. - Education Specialist /w Superintendent Licensure

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership w/ Superintendent Endorsement 

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership
Ph.D. in Educational Leadership w/ Superintendent Endorsement 


Select a Certificate Program:

Business Certificates
Digital Marketing
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Health Care Management
Leadership & Change Management
Not-For-Profit Church Management
Sports Management

Business Endorsement
Chief School Business Official

Human Services Certificate
Gerontology Certificate (non-degree)
Applied Exercise Science Certificates
Fitness and Health Promotion
Human Movement Science
Sports Nutrition
Sports Performance and Training
Strength and Conditioning

Other Certificates
Couple and Family Relational System Certificate
TESOL
Women's & Gender Studies


Select a Program:

Masters, Certificate and Endorsement Programs:
Curriculum & Instruction
Curriculum & Instruction w/ ESL
Curriculum & Instruction w/ ESL (Bilingual Endr.)

ESL with optional TESOL Certification
TESOL
TESOL w/ International Practicum
ESL Endorsement (non-degree)
Bilingual Education Endorsement (non-degree)

Special Education
Special Education Endorsement (non-degree)
Special Education, Early Childhood Ed.
Special Education Leadership

Reading (Type 10 w/ Masters)

Instructional Design and Technology
Educational Technology Curriculum & Instruction
Educational Technology Leadership

Early Childhood Education

Masters of Ed. in Teaching and Learning
Master of Arts in Teaching - Elementary Education
Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Education

Teacher Leadership
Teacher Leadership Endorsement (non-degree)
Illinois Principal Preparation
Illinois Principal Prep. - Certification Only
Educational Administration

Leadership Studies Health Care Leadership
Leadership Studies Higher Education Leadership
Leadership Studies Organizational Leadership

Superintendent Endorsement (post-masters)

School Counseling (Type 73 w/ Masters)
Type 73 Certificate Only (post-masters)

Differentiated Instruction
Differentiated Instruction Gifted Education

M.S. Computer Science

M.A. Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Gerontology
Gerontology Certificate (non-degree)
Grant Writing, Management and Evaluation
Human Services
Human Services - Administration
Religion
Sports Leadership
Women's & Gender Studies


Applied Exercise Science Masers of Science Degrees
Fitness and Health Promotion
Human Movement Science
Sports Nutrition
Sports Performance and Training
Strength and Conditioning

Applied Exercise Science - Dual Concentration
Pick Two:
      Fitness and Health Promotion
      Human Movement Science
      Sports Nutrition
      Sports Performance and Training
      Strength and Conditioning



Masters of Business Administration
Masters of Business Administration - Core Program
Doctorate in Business Administration
Doctorate in Business Administration

Please indicate any MBA specializations you wish to pursue: (limit of three specializations)
Accounting
Chief School Business Official
Digital Marketing
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Healthcare Management
Leadership & Change Management
Not-for-Profit / Church Management
School Business Management
Sports Management
No Specialization


Education Specialist (Ed.S)
Ed.S. - Education Specialist w/ Superintendent Licensure


Doctoral Programs:
Doctor of Education in Leadership (Ed.D.)
Curriculum & Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership w/ Superintendent Endors.
Educational Technology w/ Corporate Emphasis
Educational Technology w/ K-12 Emphasis
Gerontology
Health and Human Performance
Higher Education Leadership
Organizational Leadership
Reading, Language and Literacy
Special Education Leadership
Sports Management/Admin. Leadership
Teacher Leadership
Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership (Ph.D.)
Curriculum & Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership w/ Superintendent Licensure
Educational Technology w/ Corporate Emphasis
Educational Technology w/ K-12 Emphasis
Gerontology
Health and Human Performance
Higher Education Leadership
Organizational Leadership
Reading, Language and Literacy
Special Education Leadership
Sports Management/Admin. Leadership
Teacher Leadership
Select a COSA partnership Program:

Licensure
Initial Administrator Leader (IAL)
Continuing Administrator Leader (CAL)

Education Specialist
Educational Leadership

Master of Arts
School Leadership
School Leadership with Initial Administrator License

Doctoral Programs
Ed.D. - Educational Leadership - District
Ph.D. - Educational Leadership - District


Select a CPS ESL/Bilingual Endorsement Program:

ESL Endorsement (non-degree)
Bilingual Education Endorsement (non-degree)


Select a CLEF partnership program:

Educational Administration
Illinois Principal Preparation
Illinois Teacher Leadership


Select a Guest Graduate Program:

Guest I want to take a few classes as a guest graduate student.


Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators Degree Program:

Masters of Business Administration
Online MBA - School Business Management


Select a Program:

Curriculum & Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Psychology

Ph.D. in Educational Technology w/ Corporate Emphasis
Ed.D. in Leadership, Early Childhood Education
Ph.D. in Leadership, Early Childhood Education
Ed.D. in Leadership, Educational Leadership
Ph.D. in Leadership, Educational Leadership
Ed.D. in Leadership, Special Education
Ph.D. in Leadership, Special Education
Ed.D. in Leadership, Sports Management/Admin. Leadership
Ph.D. in Leadership, Sports Management/Admin. Leadership


Select a SAIL for Education Program:

Endorsement
OH Teacher Leader Endorsement
Principal License Only
Superintendent License Only

Master of Arts
Teacher Leader
School Leadership
Grant Writing, Management and Evaluation

Ed.D. Doctoral Programs
Teacher Leader
Initial Leader
Experienced Leadership

Ph.D. Doctoral Programs
Teacher Leader
Initial Leader
Experienced Leadership


Select a Sports Management Degree Program:

Masters Program
M.A. - Sports Leadership
MBA - Sports Management Specialization

Doctoral Programs
Ed.D. in Leadership: Sports Management/Administration
Ph.D. in Leadership: Sports Management/Administration


Select a Kane ROE Graduate Program:

Graduate credit for online continuing education courses
       through Virtual Education Software (VESi) for PreK-12 Educators



Select a IASA partnership program:

Ed.S. - Education Specialist w/ Superintendent Licensure

PHD Educational Leadership w/ Superintendent Endors.
EDD Educational Leadership w/ Superintendent Endors.

Superintendent Endorsement (only)


Select an eligible program:

PhD, Curriculum & Instruction
PhD, Early Childhood Education
PhD, Educational Leadership
PhD, Educational Technology w/ Corporate Emphasis
PhD, Educational Technology w/ K-12 Emphasis
PhD, Gerontology
PhD, Health and Human Performance
PhD, Higher Education Leadership
PhD, Organizational Leadership
PhD, Reading, Language and Literacy
PhD, Special Education Leadership
PhD, Sports Management/Admin. Leadership
PhD, Teacher Leadership
Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)


Select a Program:

Masters, Certificate and Endorsement Programs:
Curriculum & Instruction
Curriculum & Instruction w/ ESL
Curriculum & Instruction w/ ESL (Bilingual Endr.)

ESL with optional TESOL Certification
TESOL
TESOL w/ International Practicum
ESL Endorsement (non-degree)
Bilingual Education Endorsement (non-degree)

Special Education
Special Education Endorsement (non-degree)
Special Education, Early Childhood Ed.
Special Education Leadership

Reading (Type 10 w/ Masters)

Instructional Design and Technology
Educational Technology Curriculum & Instruction
Educational Technology Leadership

Early Childhood Education
Masters of Ed. in Teaching and Learning
Teacher Leadership
Educational Administration

Leadership Studies Health Care Leadership
Leadership Studies Higher Education Leadership
Leadership Studies Organizational Leadership

Differentiated Instruction
Differentiated Instruction Gifted Education

M.A. Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Gerontology
Gerontology Certificate (non-degree)
Grant Writing, Management and Evaluation
Human Services
Human Services - Administration
Religion
Sports Leadership
Women's & Gender Studies


Applied Exercise Science Masers of Science Degrees
Fitness and Health Promotion
Human Movement Science
Sports Nutrition
Sports Performance and Training
Strength and Conditioning

Applied Exercise Science - Dual Concentration
Pick Two:
      Fitness and Health Promotion
      Human Movement Science
      Sports Nutrition
      Sports Performance and Training
      Strength and Conditioning



Masters of Business Administration
Masters of Business Administration - Core Program
Doctorate in Business Administration
Doctorate in Business Administration

Please indicate any MBA specializations you wish to pursue: (limit of three specializations)
Accounting
Chief School Business Official
Digital Marketing
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Healthcare Management
Leadership & Change Management
Not-for-Profit / Church Management
School Business Management
Sports Management
No Specialization


Doctoral Programs:
Doctor of Education in Leadership (Ed.D.)
Curriculum & Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership w/ Superintendent Endors.
Educational Technology w/ Corporate Emphasis
Educational Technology w/ K-12 Emphasis
Gerontology
Health and Human Performance
Higher Education Leadership
Organizational Leadership
Reading, Language and Literacy
Special Education Leadership
Sports Management/Admin. Leadership
Teacher Leadership
Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership (Ph.D.)
Curriculum & Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership w/ Superintendent Licensure
Educational Technology w/ Corporate Emphasis
Educational Technology w/ K-12 Emphasis
Gerontology
Health and Human Performance
Higher Education Leadership
Organizational Leadership
Reading, Language and Literacy
Special Education Leadership
Sports Management/Admin. Leadership
Teacher Leadership
Select a Traditional Graduate Program:

Master of Church Music (M.C.M.)
Church Music

Master of Arts (M.A.)
Christian Education
Music
Psychology


Select a LSBF Program:

Masters of Business Administration - Core Program


Select an MBA Program/Specialization:

Masters of Business Administration
Masters of Business Administration - Core Program

Please indicate any MBA specializations you wish to pursue: (limit of three specializations)
Digital Marketing
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Healthcare Management
Leadership & Change Management
Not-for-Profit / Church Management
Sports Management
No Specialization


Indiate an emphasis of study for the M.A.T. Secondary Education program:*

Do you hold a valid teaching certificate?* Yes No

What Certificate Type and State do you hold?*

Type:  
State:



Have you taken the Illinois Basic Skills test? * Yes No

Have you taken the GRE or MAT? * Yes No

Woud you like to persue this degree in an accelerated format? Yes No



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Academic History
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Final cumulative
Bachelor's
GPA:
* (example 3.50)


Indicate if you have had a transcript evaluation provided by each of the following:*
Educational Crediential Evaluators (ECE) Yes   No
World Education Services (WES) Yes   No

Have you completed any of the following courses: *

Level 12 at a Berlitz Language Program Yes   No
Level 112 at an English Language School (ELS) Yes   No

Have you taken any of the following tests: *

Michigan Language Test Yes   No
King George International College Exam Yes   No
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Yes   No
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Yes   No

Professional Experience
List professional experience relevant to your program, starting with the most recent first.

List professional experience relevant to your graduate program, starting with the most recent first.
NOTE: MBA applicants are not required to complete this section of the online application

Employer:
*
City/State:
*
Dates Employed:
*
Job Title:
*

Employer:
  
City/State:
  
Dates Employed:
  
Job Title:
  

Personal Information
Please provide us with some additional information about yourself and your family.

Do you plan to live on campus or off campus?* On Campus     Off Campus

Gender: Male Female *

Date of Birth: *

Marital Status:  

United States Military Information:*

Are you:
Active Duty
Reserve/Guard
Veteran
Military Dependent
Military Spouse
None of the above



Ethnicity 
Are you Hispanic or Latino? Yes   No

Are you (select one or more):
           American Indian or Alaskan Native
           Asian
           Black or African American
           Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
           White



Religion:


Are any of your family members graduates of Concordia University Chicago,
Concordia University - River Forest, or Concordia Teachers College?
Yes No
What relation are they to you?
Please select multiple if there are several family members who are alumni.
Financial Aid Information

Concordia University Chicago offers a full range of financial options for students of all types. Most students receive some type of financial assistance from a combination of federal, state, and outside sources.

Would you be interested in additional information regarding Financial Aid?
Yes, Please send me information about Financial Aid.
No, I'm not interested in Financial Aid.

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As a student of Concordia University Chicago and a member of the larger society, you pledge to uphold an academic honor code that supports serving and leading with strong personal integrity. Specifically this includes not cheating or using inappropriate or dishonest means in the completion of academic requirements. This also includes not giving unauthorized assistance to others. You understand that it is your responsibility to comply with this honor system.

I understand and conset to the terms of the FERPA Consent to Release Student Information policy.
I have read and understand the gainful employment disclosure related to the program I am applying for.