International students pursuing a master’s degree at Concordia University Chicago are required to take EDU-6015 Seminar in Higher Education in addition to the courses required for their degree program. The Seminar is a three-credit course taken during the student’s first semester as an enrolled student. This course will serve as an introduction to the U.S.-based higher education learning environment. Students will work to develop academic language, graduate-level study skills and gain essential support with cultural and institutional acclimatization. This course may be waived it if the student earned at least sixty semester hours at a regionally accredited institution of higher learning in the United States prior to admission to their CUC graduate program, and assessed on a case-by-case basis.