Application for Graduate Admission

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 708.263.6758 or

Please provide information about your citizenship status.
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

Name and Address
Please provide your personal and contact information.
Legal Name:*   
(Last Name Only) 

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

Masters of Art

Leadership Studies Higher Education Leadership

MBA Program and Specializations
MBA Core Degree Program

Business Certificates/Endorsements
Chief School Business Official

Doctoral Programs
Ph.D. - Leadership: Higher Education Leadership
Ed.D. - Leadership: Higher Education Leadership
Ph.D. - Leadership: Organizational Leadership
Ed.D. - Leadership: Organizational Leadership

Doctorate in Business Administration

Please indicate your DBA specialization you wish to pursue:
Innovation in Healthcare Management
Strategic Leadership and Innovation

Do you hold a valid teaching certificate?* Yes No

What Certificate Type and State do you hold?*


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

Have you taken the GRE or MAT? * Yes No

Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN): *

Select a Program above for a list of terms:
Academic History
List ALL colleges and universities where you earned a degree.

A Bachelor's degree is required to submit your application.
Have you earned a Bachelor's degree? * Yes    No
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Have you earned a Master's degree? * Yes    No
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Have you earned a Doctoral degree? * Yes    No
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Have you earned additional degrees other than those listed above? * Yes    No
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Final cumulative
* (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: *

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

Dates Employed:
Job Title:

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
Military Dependent
Military Spouse
None of the above

Are you Hispanic or Latino? Yes   No

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


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.


Concordia University Chicago Policies and Procedures

* By checking this box, you are verifying that the information provided on this application is true and correct. You understand that the falsification or withholding of any information in regard to this application may result in a loss of credit and dismissal from the institution. You understand that Concordia University Chicago's official policies and procedures are published in the Graduate Catalog. You understand and agree that these policies and procedures may be revised during your enrollment at Concordia University Chicago. You agree that you are responsible for reviewing and abiding by these policies and procedures.

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. As you enroll and start your graduate program at Concordia University Chicago, you acknowledge that Concordia is a Christ-centered Lutheran university and, as such, you understand that CUC will remain faithful in upholding its deeply held religious beliefs and values.

*By checking this box, I consent to the use of my personal data, including personal data revealing my race or ethnic origin and religion for the purposes of processing my application. Please review our Privacy Policy for more information.
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.