ENLACE Admission Procedures 

Candidates desiring admission to the master's degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education are encouraged to first contact the facilitator of that graduate program, Dr. Gabriel A. Cortez, at g-cortez@neiu.edu or 773-442-5537.

Students can then complete the online graduate application, indicating their program preference by choosing code GX06.

Please note: We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis and will notify candidates at the end of each month until final deadline, July 15, 2021.

Additional admission requirements

  • A personal statement that includes one's experience in education and one’s professional aspirations both related to the mission of the program
  • An updated curriculum vitae/resumé
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Two letters of recommendation from current/former supervisor, faculty or mentor who can speak on your character, accomplishments and commitment to education
  • GRE is not required