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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
  • Superintendent Endorsement
    • Off Campus Location: Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, IL
  • Certificate of Advanced Study
    • Off Campus Location: Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, IL

April 15 Summer and Fall
October 15 Spring

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
  • Educational Psychology Mental Health Counseling MS

December 1 Fall

On-Campus Master’s Degree 

  • Special Education
  • Note: The next cohort for LBSII will begin Summer 2022. Applications will be accepted for review beginning August 2021.

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 15 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