Degree

Application Deadline 

On Campus Doctoral Degrees (PhD & EdD)

December 1 Fall

Online Doctor of Education (EdD)

April 15 Fall

Doctoral Degree in Educational Administration & Leadership

  • Superintendent Endorsement
    • On-Campus
    • Fall Cohort
  • Superintendent Endorsement
    • Off Campus Location: Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, IL
    • Summer 2022 Cohort
  • Certificate of Advanced Study
    • Off Campus Location: Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, IL
    • Summer 2022 Cohort

April 1 Summer and Fall

Will accept applications after deadline based on remaining cohort space.

On-Campus Master’s Degree

  • Curriculum and Instruction (non licensure)

October 15 Spring 
February 1 Fall

On-Campus Master’s Degree 

  • Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
  • Note: Higher Education (Higher Ed) admits for the fall term only

October 15 Spring
December 1 Fall and Summer

On-Campus Master’s Degree

  • Educational Psychology QUERIES MS

December 1 Fall

On-Campus Master’s Degree 

  • Special Education

April 1 Fall and Summer
May 15 Summer (LBSII only)

On-Campus Master’s Degree plus Licensure in Curriculum and Instruction 

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education 
  • Secondary Education

February 1 Fall (all programs)
October 1 Spring (Secondary Education only)

On-Campus and Off-Campus Master’s Degree in Educational Administration & Leadership

  • Principal Preparation
  • Certificate of Advanced Study
For off-campus, you will select a meeting location between Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, IL or the Illini Center in Chicago, IL. 

April 1 Summer and Fall

Will accept applications after deadline based on remaining cohort space.

July 15 Fall Term A
September 15 Fall Term B

December 1 Spring Term A
February 15 Spring Term B

April 15 Summer Term A
May 15 Summer Term B