More about Concordia University-Chicago

Concordia University Chicago is a leader in graduate and undergraduate education. Our accredited, highly ranked, on-campus, cohort and online bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs can help you achieve your education and career goals:

  • Founded in 1864, Concordia-Chicago is celebrating its 150th anniversary of bringing higher education to the world.
  • More than 3,500 students are enrolled in our online, cohort and on-campus master's and doctoral programs.
  • We are the second fastest growing campus among nonprofit master's degree granting institutions in the U.S. for 2004–2009 (Chronicle of Higher Education, 2011 Almanac Edition).
  • In February 2012, the Higher Learning Commission granted accreditation for Concordia-Chicago to offer a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in leadership. As a result, Concordia added PhD to its doctor of education (EdD) in leadership with eight specializations.
  • In 2010, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education conferred its prestigious “Continuing Accreditation of all Education Programs without conditions” on Concordia’s 18 education programs.

The higher education leadership curriculum encourages students to draw and build upon knowledge and experiences related to their professional work while also requiring students to develop strong research skills and a familiarity with evidence-based decision-making. While grounded in topics related to Higher Education systems in the United States, this emphasis also provides opportunities to explore the internationalization and globalization of higher education.

Concordia University Chicago's leadership studies programs are based on the conviction that leaders must learn to lead change so that services and deliverables are effectively, ethically and efficiently delivered to an increasingly diverse population in the context of a changing economy and rapidly developing technologies. The graduate program in leadership studies focuses on practitioner needs by linking theory to the best practices of leadership.

Concordia now makes it easier than ever to earn your degree, offering an accelerated online format alongside traditional on-campus learning. Make the choice to better your future with Concordia University Chicago.

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