Welcome to Concordia University Chicago and thank you for your interest in applying to one of our master's programs. Admission may be granted for fall, spring or summer semesters, with the exception of the Master of Arts in Religion, which begins annually each fall semester. All documents relating to admission should be submitted to Concordia University’s Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services prior to the deadline for your anticipated term of enrollment. See your degree of interest on this Web site for application and file completion deadlines.
Admission requirements for the MBA programs are distinct from those for the master's programs. For MBA admission requirements, click here.
To be considered for admission to a master's program, applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and submit the following:
All documents should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services, Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305. The office fax number is (708) 209-3454.
Applicant's must show evidence of ability to achieve success in a graduate program through the following:
Superintendent endorsement and doctoral programs have higher GPA requirements. See requirements in their respective sections.
Depending on program of study, students may be required to take additional tests such as the Graduate Record Exam, Miller Analogies Test and/or the Illinois Basic Skills Test. A writing sample, essay, FBI fingerprint criminal background check, valid teaching certificate and/or interview may also be required to determine what may be necessary for a student to qualify for a graduate program.
Students applying for admission to a master’s, post-master’s, post baccalaureate, or for a Certificate of Advanced Studies may enroll in an eligible program with Pending Status if all the required documentation has not been received at the time the student wishes to register for the course. Students admitted under Pending Status may register for courses in their initial term of admission only. To register for subsequent terms, pending students must be unconditionally admitted to the graduate program for which they have applied. Students entering with Pending Status are not eligible for any form of financial assistance from the university.
Doctoral and international students are not eligible to enroll with Pending Status.
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are required to meet all admission standards listed for the program they wish to enter. In addition, the following are required to be considered for admission:
All documents must be received by the Office of Graduate Admission and Enrollment Services at least three months prior to the expected date of entry. I-20 forms may be issued only after University acceptance is granted and will remain in effect only for students who continue to make satisfactory progress as full-time students in an accepted university program. The program length may vary for each student.