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Applying to Online Leadership Programs

Am I eligible to apply?

We use a holistic approach giving careful consideration to all credentials in an application. Students must provide evidence of earning a minimum grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale during the last sixty (60) hours of undergraduate study. Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA must have at least 5 years of professional work experience and submit a letter of intent describing how the professional work experience has contributed to your ability to perform in graduate school

Step 1: Start Your Application

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Step 2: Submit Official Transcripts

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions showing an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. 
    • Transcripts can be sent electronically to or by mail to the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, 30 N. Brainard St., Naperville, IL 60540.
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Step 3: Submit Additional Application Materials

  • Statement of purpose that discusses long range goals, interest in the chosen discipline, and the reason(s) for applying to this program.
  • current resume that includes educational and employment history, college extracurricular activities, community activities, honors and leadership roles, hobbies and nonacademic interests.
  • Two professional letters of recommendation from employers, professors, or others who are able to judge your potential for graduate study.
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Step 4: Admissions Interview

  • Applicants may be invited to an admissions interview if deemed necessary by the School of Graduate & Professional Studies.
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