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Chicago Graduate Schools

Graduate Schools in Chicago, Illinois

There are at least 38 colleges in the Chicago area that have graduate programs. This includes graduate schools in cities surrounding Chicago (Evanston, Oak Park, River Forest). The specific degree types offered by each school are included below. Popular graduate degrees include Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Masters in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD).

For more graduate school options, we have also compiled a list of featured Graduate Schools in Illinois.

Graduate Schools in Chicago

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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Chicago, IL

Pursue a certificate, master, or doctorate degree in Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology.

  • Program Categories: Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees : Doctorate, Master
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Argosy University

Argosy University
Chicago, IL

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Program Categories: Business, Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees : Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
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Universal Technical Institute

Universal Technical Institute
Lisle, IL

At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), you won’t just train for a career. 

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees : Diploma, Certificate
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Northwestern College

Northwestern College
Bridgeview, IL

Northwestern College is a special place. Focused programs. Flexible schedules.

  • Program Categories: Business, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees : Certificate, Associate
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Lincoln Tech

Lincoln Tech
Melrose Park, IL

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees : Diploma
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Cortiva Institute

Cortiva Institute
Chicago, IL; Joliet, IL

Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy's innovative program will help you learn the art of massage therapy and introduce you to a range of career opportunities.

 

Classes start September 5th

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees : Certificate
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Judson University

Judson University
Elgin, IL

Judson University School of Leadership and Business Adult and Graduate Programs

  • Program Categories: Business, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees : Master, Associate, Bachelor
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Graduate Schools in Chicago with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Adler School of Professional Psychology
65 East Wacker Place, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: counseling psychology, clinical psychology, art therapy, hypnotherapist, substance abuse counseling, marriage and family therapy, organizational psychology, psychotherapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 549 students, 548 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
36 S Wabash
Chicago, IL 60603

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: fine arts, creative writing, art history and criticism, art therapy, arts management, historic preservation and conservation, art education, industrial design
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 3,006 students, 2,969 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 778 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-610. Math: 490-610.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Catholic Theological Union at Chicago
5416 S Cornell Ave
Chicago, IL 60615-5698

  • Programs: ministry, pastoral counseling, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 477 students, 277 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 112 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654

  • Programs: clinical psychology, forensic psychology, organizational psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 1,327 students, 1,169 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Chicago State University
9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628-1598

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: special ed, elementary school teaching, educational administration, social work, counseling psychology, library science, reading teaching, secondary teaching
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 6,810 students, 5,032 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 330 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Chicago Theological Seminary
5757 University Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

  • Programs: ministry, pastoral counseling, religion, theology, philosophy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 236 students, 108 full-time equivalent.

University of Chicago
5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, law, social service professions, social services, humanities, public policy analysis, medicine, economics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 14,538 students, 12,026 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,686 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 660-770. Math: 650-760.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Concordia University
7400 Augusta
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: superintendency and administration, curriculum and instruction, reading teaching, school counseling, secondary teaching, human services, elementary school teaching, early childhood education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 4,126 students, 2,965 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 714 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 450-580. Math: 450-580.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201-3298

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: ministry, theology, pastoral counseling and ministries, religious education, theology and religious vocations, philosophy, religious music, pastoral counseling
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 315 students, 105 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 263 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

University of Illinois at Chicago
601 S Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: medicine, business management, social work, pharmacy, public health, educational supervision, nursing science, dentistry
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 25,747 students, 22,396 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 3,800 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Illinois College of Optometry
3241 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616-3878

  • Programs: optometry
  • Degrees/Certificates: First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 614 students.
  • Dorms: 200 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Illinois Institute of Technology
3300 S Federal St
Chicago, IL 60616

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: law, computer science, electrical engineering, information technology, finance, public administration, mechanical engineering, foreign lawyers
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 7,277 students, 4,691 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,225 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-640. Math: 610-700. Writing: 520-630.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Institute for Clinical Social Work
200 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 407
Chicago, IL 60601-5908

  • Programs: clinical social work
  • Degrees/Certificates: Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 85 students, 53 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

The John Marshall Law School
315 S Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60604

  • Programs: law, US law, legal research
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 1,530 students, 145 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60611-9810

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, social work, law, medicine, biomedical sciences, pastoral counseling, educational administration, secondary teaching
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 15,545 students, 12,976 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 4,100 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 540-648. Math: 530-640. Writing: 540-630.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 E 55th St
Chicago, IL 60615-5199

  • Programs: ministry, theology, pastoral counseling
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 365 students, 68 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 222 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

McCormick Theological Seminary
5460 S. University
Chicago, IL 60615

  • Programs: ministry, pastoral counseling, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 251 students, 56 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 75 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Meadville Lombard Theological School
5701 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

  • Programs: ministry, pastoral counseling, religion
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 68 students, 5 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 11 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

National-Louis University
122 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: curriculum and instruction, educational administration, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, counseling psychology, special ed, reading teaching, business management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 7,405 students, 5,876 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Northwestern University
633 Clark St
Evanston, IL 60208

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: marketing, finance, management science, business management, law, organizational behavior, business administration, entrepreneurship
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 19,005 students, 15,450 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 5,972 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 670-750. Math: 680-770. Writing: 660-750.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: educational administration, special ed, school counseling, computer science, reading teaching, teacher education, accounting, linguistics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 12,814 students, 8,173 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Roosevelt University
430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605-1394

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, elementary school teaching, clinical psychology, business communications, secondary teaching, public administration, human resources, human resources development
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 7,163 students, 5,103 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 720 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 512-628. Math: 455-610. Writing: 510-610.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Dominican University
7900 W Division St
River Forest, IL 60305

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: library science, business management, teacher education, social work, early childhood education, curriculum and instruction, special ed, information science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 3,338 students, 2,607 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 633 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 450-575. Math: 430-570. Writing: 520-570.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Rush University
600 S. Paulina St. STE 440
Chicago, IL 60612

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: nursing science, medicine, occupational therapy, speech pathology, biotechnology, clinical lab tech, health care administration, audiology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 1,596 students, 1,076 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 544 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare.

Saint Xavier University
3700 W 103rd St
Chicago, IL 60655

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: teacher education, business management, reading teaching, educational administration, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, financial management, education of disabled
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 5,675 students, 4,352 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 975 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-580. Math: 410-560. Writing: 440-560.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Seabury-Western Theological Seminary
2122 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60201-2976

  • Programs: theology, theology and religious vocations, ministry, pastoral counseling
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 108 students, 21 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 53 student capacity.
  • Notable: Study abroad option.

Spertus College
610 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

  • Programs: social service professions, Jewish studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 288 students, 174 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago
3535 West Foster
Chicago, IL 60625

  • Programs: Talmudic studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 77 students, 71 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 126 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

VanderCook College of Music
3140 S. Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616-3731

  • Programs: music teaching
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 320 students, 369 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 150 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-540. Math: 390-550. Writing: 430-670.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

West Suburban College of Nursing
3 Erie Ct
Oak Park, IL 60302-2519

  • Programs: registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 213 students, 221 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Erikson Institute
451 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654-4510

  • Programs: child development, early childhood education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 314 students, 191 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
4334 N Hazel, Suite 206
Chicago, IL 60613-1429

  • Programs: traditional Asian medicine
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 151 students, 206 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Study abroad option.

NorthShore University HealthSystems School of Nurse Anesthesia
2650 Ridge Ave, Rm G603C
Evanston, IL 60201-1718

  • Programs: nurse anesthetist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 60 students, 57 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare.

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
6045 S. Kenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

  • Programs: computer science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 9 students, 11 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Chicago Graduate Schools with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

American Academy of Art
332 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60604-4302

  • Programs: painting, design and applied arts
  • Student Body: 387 students, 417 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.

Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605-1996

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: arts management, creative writing, teacher education, interdisciplinary studies, fine arts studies, dance therapy, photography, journalism
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 12,021 students, 10,954 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,667 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

DePaul University
55 E Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, law, elementary school teaching, computer science, information science, public administration, information technology, computer security
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 23,401 students, 18,915 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,750 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
3646 N Broadway-2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60613

  • Programs: acupuncture
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 249 students, 200 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.
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