Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


EdD in Administration & Supervision

Admission to the EdD in Administration & Supervision program is currently suspended.

Fall Application Deadline: February 15

A Completed Application Form
We prefer that you submit your application form online. You may also download an application form and mail the completed form to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Official Transcripts
Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor’s degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.

Transcripts must show a GPA of at least a 3.0. In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, GRE scores, recommendations, professional experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body.

Three Letters of Recommendation
If you supply your recommender’s email address as part of your completed online application form, then your recommendation letters may be submitted online. Or, your recommenders may choose to mail them to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

We ask that you submit only three letters, no more, no less. Recommenders may be academic or professional in nature.

A Personal Statement
Your statement should be 1-3 pages, and you should describe:

1. Academic and research interests, as well as professional goals

2. Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice

Standardized Test Scores
Applicants must submit general GRE scores. Loyola’s GRE institution code is 1412.

Illinois Professional Educator License
with Teaching and Principal Endorsements

Proof of a Professional Educator License with teaching and principal (or general administrative) endorsements should be submitted. If a test of basic skills was not required or waived at the time of licensure, proof of passing scores for the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) are also required. A passing score must be submitted no later than second semester registration to continue in the program. Candidates may apply using the ACT/SAT scores in LIEU of the TAP. (For minimum ACT/SAT scores, see the Illinois Basic Skills Testing Requirement.)

  • Please use these instructions for submitting ACT/SAT scores in lieu of the TAP.
  • To submit proof of passing scores an Education Licensure Information System (ELIS) screen shot must be submitted as part of the admission process. You can access the information by creating an ELIS account. You will then be able to view your testing information and future licensure information with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Please refer to the study guide and registration on the Illinois Licensure Testing System site.

Your resume should highlight work experience relevant to your professional goals and indicate at least two years administrative experience and a minimum of two years teaching experience on a teaching license.

Application Fee
A $50 application fee is required for applications submitted by mail. If you complete the online application form, the application fee is waived.

The admissions committee may request an interview. Interviews are by invitation only. 
If invited to a half-day interview, it will include a PowerPoint portfolio presentation demonstration impact on student achievement, real-time analysis of an instructional video, and an on-site writing sample in response to an educational leadership prompt. If invited to campus, an email will be sent with specific instructions prior to the interview.