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Expand Your Career Opportunities with an Online or On-Campus Degree from a Premier US University

Grow Your Career, Change Your Life.

Concordia University Chicago is a leader in graduate education, allowing international students to choose from in-demand master’s and doctoral programs. Classes are offered both online and on-campus for maximum flexibility so that working professionals can achieve their academic dreams from wherever they are, anywhere in the world.

We believe in innovation, leadership with a global perspective, and, most importantly, helping students achieve their career goals. Our programs are designed to provide students with skills, knowledge, and experience to help their resumes stand out.

The Concordia University Chicago Difference

Concordia-Chicago is for students who want to:

Improve their career prospects

Earn a degree from a premier US university

Broaden their worldview through global perspectives

Students from all over the world are earning graduate degrees from Concordia-Chicago because of its:
  • Reputation as a high-quality institution
  • High acceptance rates
  • Does not require GMAT or GRE

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Programs & Tuition

Getting an innovative degree from a distinguished university is easy. Earn your degree online anytime from anywhere. Or join us at our River Forest, IL location for an on-campus experience. See below for admission and tuition information for each of our in-demand online degree programs.

Our tuition guarantee program is an important way we help keep tuition affordable and predictable, so you know what the total cost of your graduate education will be. As long as there are no interruptions in your course of study, we guarantee your tuition will remain the same and never increase while earning your degree.

Ignite Your Career with an MBA from Concordia University Chicago

Today’s top leadership positions are typically reserved for candidates with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and specialized expertise. Concordia University Chicago proudly offers MBA programs both on-campus and online. Our MBA programs allow busy professionals to prepare for coveted leadership roles while learning the strategies and tactics that are critical to an organization’s success.

Prerequisites:

  • 2.85 cumulative GPA minimum or will have earned a master’s degree with a 3.0 or higher
  • Application and official transcripts
  • Objective statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Registration form

*Includes $18 technology fee

CourseCost Per Credit
The Concordia University Chicago Core MBA$728/credit*
Accounting Specialization$728/credit*
Chief School Business Official Specialization$728/credit*
Digital Marketing Specialization$728/credit*
Finance Specialization$728/credit*
Health Care Management Specialization$728/credit*
Leadership and Change Management Specialization$728/credit*
Project Management Specialization$728/credit*
Sports Management Specialization$728/credit*
Concordia University Chicago Offers Students a Chance to Master Their Profession with Online Master’s Degrees

Almost every professional reaches a point where they consider earning a master’s degree. Concordia University Chicago’s Master’s degree programs make it a reality for international students through the convenience and flexibility of an online format. Students may also attend in person at our River Forest, IL campus. These programs prepare students to take on the top jobs in their chosen profession and are designed to create leaders who can guide organizations through changing times while delivering products and services that are effective, ethical and efficient.

Prerequisites:

  • 2.75 cumulative GPA minimum or will have earned a master’s degree with a 3.0 or higher
  • Application and official transcripts
  • Objective statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Registration form

*Includes $18 technology fee

CourseCost Per Credit
MA, Leadership: Higher Education Specialization$478/credit*
MA, Leadership: Organizational Leadership Specialization$478/credit*
MS, Computer Science$710/credit*
Becoming An Expert: Earning A Doctorate Degree In Your Chosen Profession

For those who want to become a top-level expert in their field, a Doctorate in Business Administration degree is the best way to get there. Concordia University Chicago offers two specializations for those with the ambition and perseverance to earn a terminal degree. Programs are offered online or on-campus, providing maximum flexibility for working professionals who want to earn their degree on their terms.

Prerequisites:

  • Must have earned a master’s degree with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Application and official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Writing sample with objective statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Registration form

*Includes $18 technology fee

CourseCost Per Credit
Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA): Strategic Leadership and Innovation Specialization$963/credit*
Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA): Innovation in Health Care Management Specialization$963/credit*
Becoming An Expert: Earning A Doctorate Degree In Your Chosen Profession

For those who want to become a top-level expert in their field, a doctorate degree is the best way to get there. Concordia University Chicago offers a PhD and EdD option with two specializations for those with the ambition and perseverance to earn a terminal degree. Programs are offered online or on-campus, providing maximum flexibility for working professionals who want to earn their degree on their terms.

Prerequisites:

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum for master’s
  • Application and official transcripts
  • Resume
  • GRE or MAT taken within 3 years
  • Objective Statement
  • Writing sample
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Registration form

*Includes $18 technology fee

CourseCost Per Credit
PhD/EdD Leadership: Organizational Leadership Specialization$753/credit*
PhD/EdD Leadership: Higher Education Specialization$753/credit*

Admission Requirements for International Students

Admission requirements vary by degree type. Please visit the individual overview page linked above for specific Admission Requirements by degree type.

Please note: All documents related to admission should be submitted to Concordia University Chicago’s Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services at least four weeks prior to the term in which the student intends to take classes. International Students must qualify for regular admission to a degree program prior to enrolling in coursework.

English Language Requirements for International Students

Concordia University Chicago is proud to accept qualified students from around the world. Please review the requirements below for English language proficiency. 

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 72 (internet-based)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6.0
  • Password Test score of at least 6.0
  • Pearson Test of English score of at least 61
  • Proof of successful completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language School or certificate of Completion of Program from an English Language Institute (ELI), along with a recommendation of the program director
  • Duolingo score of 90 or above
  • Michigan test score of 85
  • King George International College (KGIC) English for Post-Secondary Education (EPE) final proficiency test score of 75% with a passing class score of 80.

International applicants who have earned an advanced degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or students from an international English-speaking country or university (in which the lingua franca is English) need not submit English language scores.  Students that earned a degree from a school outside of the U.S. must submit a letter from the Registrar’s Office at the university where the degree was earned.  The letter needs to state that the primary language of the school is English.

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Our Mission

Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.

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