Application Policies & Process

Students should apply online by clicking here.

Applicants will have required documentation such as official transcripts, letters of recommendation and other materials to supply in order to complete their application. To view our application checklist with all requirements, click here.

In addition to the online application, for the masters programs students must submit an objective statement, all academic transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Additionally, for the Doctoral programs, students must submit a current (within past 3 years) Graduate Record Exam or Millers Analogies Test scores, a résumé, and a writing sample.

For full admission requirements, please visit here

For Doctoral programs, students can either take the GRE or the Millers Analogies Test. Test scores will be accepted if taken within the past 3 years.

At the masters level, Concordia University Chicago does not require a GRE score for admission.

No. Concordia’s online graduate programs in kinesiology and sports studies are 100% online.

Applicants who possess a cumulative grade point average of 2.84 or lower or who have earned a master’s degree with a GPA lower than 3.0 may receive provisional or probationary admission. Please see the admission requirements for a full description.

International students must meet all standards for the program they wish to enter, as well as fulfill additional requirements covering English and transcripts.

Students do not need to be admitted to their masters degree program in order to register for their initial semester. Students may be placed on Pending Status until all required documentation has been received and may attend classes for one semester. Pending Status status does not apply to doctoral or international students.

Concordia University Chicago allows guest students in our Bachelor’s and Master’s Applied Exercise Science programs.  This option allows students who may only want to take a limited number of classes to enroll.

Tuition rates may vary for guest students.  For more information, please contact us.

Technology & Online Learning

No. Online students will complete all coursework and discussions through Blackboard, which is a web-based program that includes file posting, discussion boards, a calendar and grade posting, among other tools.

Students with technology problems or questions should call CougarNet. CougarNet is a collective group of technology services on Concordia University Chicago’s campus serving faculty, staff, and both residential, off-campus and online students. Contact the CougarNet Helpdesk at 708-209-3131 if you need personal assistance.

Students should be able to use whatever home computer they already own, whether a Mac or PC. You do not need to purchase a specific type of computer. You will need to have reliable access to the internet.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Currently, there are no university scholarships available for students in master’s and doctoral programs. Students are sometimes able to obtain scholarships from an outside party.

Yes. Our financial aid advisors will be happy to discuss your options and go over the application process with you. Contact one of our advisors for more information or see our financial aid options for graduate students.

Click here to learn about the steps involved in financial aid for graduate students.

Graduate students should contact 708-209-3234

Payment is due before the start of each class.

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