Concordia University Chicago

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $25,000—$30,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation


  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Computer Science, MBA, Business Administration

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 70+ , IELTS: Band 6+

  • Social Media

Not far from one of the country's most vibrant urban communities, Concordia University Chicago (CUC) provides students with access to a multitude of opportunities. The university aims to widen its examinations through various organizations in the United States and abroad. Studying with CUC means having the chance to study from anywhere in the world.

Some of the best reasons to study at CUC are listed below:

  • More than 100 internationally recognized UG &PG programs in various subjects, including the arts, business, education, information technology and science.
  • It has been a college of distinction for five years in a row.
  • CUC was voted 96th out of 684 master’s degree-granting universities in 2013 by Washington Monthly.


Studying at Concordia University Chicago means you will have the chance to experience various pathways to success. The university aims to increase your professional career while boosting your confidence and encouraging to explore new opportunities. Pursuing education at CUC will open ways to your professional future, allowing you to positively impact the lives of others.


Concordia University Chicago offers over 100 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in several subjects including human experience and sciences, business and instruction. A CUC education will make you stand out academically as well as in the workplace, no matter what career you are pursuing.


Students are strongly encouraged to develop their research skills while attending Concordia University Chicago. Research will help you expand your knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of subjects. You will be able to better grasp study aspects such as design and statistics while complementing what you learned in the classroom. Researching will enable you to work together with your fellow students, as well as giving and receiving help, on various projects.


CUC alumni are students who have completed their course at the university, regardless of course length, subject or year of enrolment.


The Career Services team will support you throughout your studies. Its staff members are available to help, should you have any issues at any point during you program at CUC.

Student Life:

The Office of the Dean of Students is focused on helping students, should they have any issues during their program at CUC.


Institutions that have demonstrated strict adherence to accreditation standards in degree programs, courses, faculty, administration, and student support services receive accreditations. Accreditations mean that the institution has provided high-quality education.

Accreditation also ensures that the courses taken and degrees earned through Concordia University Chicago are transferable to other institutions and therefore recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Accreditations, approvals, and certifications are subject to review and modification from time to time.

University Accreditation:

Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award students with baccalaureate, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees. All Concordia University Chicago degree programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

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Concordia University Chicago

Concordia University Chicago
7400 Augusta St
River Forest IL 60305
P: (708) 771-8300

M.S. Computer Science

The Master of Science in Computer Science graduate program is designed to prepare students for immediate entry into the nation’s professional workforce in computer science. The program will help provide advanced quality graduate studies, in the areas of critical importance and great demands (such as Software Engineering, Database, Website Development, Computer Networking, Cyber Security, Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Mobile Application Development), to the citizens of the Illinois, the nation and the world.

Program Objectives

  • The program will enable students to attain, by the time of graduation:
  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design, implementation and evaluation of software systems, processes, components, or programs of varying complexity in a way that meets the desired needs and demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices 
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continued professional development
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice

Course Requirements


  • IELTS: minimum 6.0
  • or TOEFL: minimum 72 (internet based)
  • or Password: minimum 6.0


  • Completed and signed application
  • Objective statement
  • Copy of official transcript
  • Copy of passport
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Declaration of finances/bank statement

Course Duration: 2 years (36 Credit Hours)

Full Program Tuition: $28,275

M.B.A. Business Administration

The College of Business at Concordia University Chicago offers an MBA designed and taught by business leaders and educators to prepare ethical leaders for the global marketplace. Our MBA students are empowered to create their own leadership story and we assist you by offering an exceptional learning community where:

Professors are passionate about teaching and student success.

  • Small classes allow for classroom relationship building with peers and faculty that last a lifetime. 
  • The curriculum is innovative and outcomes based.
  • The format is flexible to meet your life’s demands.

            New Option! One Year, Online MBA

            One-year campus based program

            Two-year evening and online program

  • Specializations and Certificates meet the dynamic demands of a global business marketplace.

            New Option! Digital Marketing

  • Affordable - Our tuition is an exceptional price compared with similar MBA programs.

  • IELTS: minimum 6.0
  • or TOEFL: minimum 72 (internet based)
  • or Password: minimum 6.0


  • Completed and signed application
  • Objective statement
  • Copy of official transcript
  • Copy of passport
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Declaration of finances/bank statement

Course Duration: 18 months - 2 years (39 Credit Hours)

Full Program Tuition: $28,275