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For Master's and Doctoral Education Programs

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Thank you for your interest in OAESA Concordia Chicago's Online Master's and Doctoral Programs.

To reserve a seat in the cohort we will need your application, registration, and $60 application fee (Includes 1-year OAESA Associate Membership). These items are found in Steps 1-3 and can be completed by clicking the button(s) next to each step.


Application for Graduate Admission

Complete and submit the cohort application by clicking the button.


Graduation Registration Form

Complete the graduate cohort registration form by clicking the button.


Application Fee (Includes 1-year OAESA Associate Membership)

Please click the button to submit your non-refundable $60 application fee. The link will take you directly to OAESA-CUC’s secure online payment form.

Once your seat has been reserved, please follow the remaining steps to complete your admissions file:


Financial Aid & Payment Options

If using Financial Aid, Complete the FAFSA online. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible.

If using financial aid, click the button for more information.


Letter(s) of Recommendation

The easiest and fastest way to request a recommendation is to use our online system by clicking the button. This will allow us to e-mail reference forms directly to your recommender on your behalf. Letters should be from individuals able to comment on your academic potential, personal character, and competence and effectiveness in professional work.


Official Transcripts

Transcripts must be sent directly to CUC from the college or university where you received your degree(s). Arrange for official, sealed transcripts to be sent to:

Concordia University Chicago
Office of Graduate Admission & Student Services

7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

Please email official electronic transcripts to:


Objective Statement

This statement should include information on your future educational goals and/or objectives and their relationship to pursuing graduate work at Concordia. Please upload your completed essay by clicking the button.


Teaching License

Submit a copy of your teaching license by clicking the button. You may fax a copy of the front and back of your certificate to 800-504-7618 if you prefer.

Doctoral Students Only: Complete steps 9 & 10 below.


Professional Resume

Submit a copy of your professional resume by clicking the button. You may also email your resume to Tom Richards at or fax to 800-504-7618.


Test Scores

Please submit Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores from an exam taken within the last three years to Concordia University Chicago.

Ohio licensure students only:


Employment Verification Form

Please submit the required Employment Verification form to be completed by your employment supervisor or applicable school/district human resources employee. Your employment verification must indicate two full years of teaching experience for the Ohio Principal Licensure programs and the Ohio Teacher Leader programs. Two years of successful administrative experience is required prior to enrolling in a program leading to Ohio Superintendent Licensure.