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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

  • Principal Endorsement - EdD
    • Follows the hybrid on-campus/off-campus model)
  • Superintendent Endorsement
    • EdD On-Campus
    • EdD Off Campus Location: Des Plaines, IL
    • CAS - On or Off Campus (Note: for students who already have a masters degree and do not intend to pursue a doctoral degree)

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

  • 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 2024. Applications will be accepted for review beginning August 2023.

April 1 Fall and Summer
April 1 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)
August 1 Spring (Secondary Education only)

On-Campus and Off-Campus Master’s Degree in Educational Administration & Leadership: Follows the hybrid on-campus/off-campus model)

  • Principal Preparation Endorsement
    • Certificate of Advanced Study (Note: for students who already have a masters degree and do not intend to pursue a doctoral degree)

      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

      March  15 Summer (Middle Grades Cert. only)

      April 15 Summer Term A
      May 15 Summer Term B


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