Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


MEd in Administration & Supervision for Principal Preparation

Application Deadlines

  • Catholic Cohort, Spring 2019: October 15
  • Chicago & Suburban Public School Cohort, Spring 2019: October 15

A Completed Application Form
You may submit your application form online.

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, 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.
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611

We ask that you submit only three letters, no more, no less. (One letter from current principal or supervisor.)

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

  1. Academic and research interests, as well as your professional goals;
  2. Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice.
  3. Describe how you have demonstrated transformational leadership throughout your P-12 experience.


A current resume that highlights work experience relevant to your professional goals and indicates a current teaching position in an appropriate school for the cohort to which you are applying with the teaching experience* on a teaching license.
* Catholic Educator Cohort: at least two years experience
   CPS Cohort: at least four years experience
   Lake County Cohort: at least four years experience

Work Experience

Teaching certification isn't necessary.  You will need 2 years of experience in a not for profit organization, community organization, or school personnel (school nurse, school counselor, school psychologist, school social worker, school marriage and family counselor).


The admissions committee may request an interview. Interviews are by invitation only. If invited to interview, it will include a PowerPoint portfolio presentation, real-time analysis, and an on-site writing sample. If invited to campus, an email will be sent with specific instructions prior to the interview.

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