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Graduate Programs

The Graduate Academic Programs offered at Lincoln College are defined as programs, degrees, and offerings which follow an educational delivery method following an accelerated, hybrid model. Courses generally are 8 weeks long and combine a weekly three or four-hour class session with the remainder of the coursework to be completed outside of class in an online environment. The Graduate Academic Program at Lincoln College offers master’s degrees in Organizational Leadership and Business Administration.


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Graduate Program General Admission Requirements


Prospective students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, but late applications will be considered fully as the College has a rolling admissions policy (no deadline for receiving applications).


General Graduate Admission Criteria


Requirements for all applicants for graduate admission are as follows:

  1. A completed bachelor’s degree from an institution of higher education bearing an accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 2.5
  3. Meet any other requirements as specified by the student’s intended program of study.


Graduate Application Material Requirements


To determine an applicant’s qualifications and to complete a student’s admissions file, the following documentation and information are required:

  • A completed Application for Admission
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions previously attended.
  • A personal statement describing the prospective student’s personal and professional goals and how admission furthers those goals.
  • Any additional materials as stipulated by the applicant’s intended program of study.

For questions regarding the graduate programs, please contact Associate Director, Peggy Antoine, at or (217) 735-7250.


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Master of Business Administration

Lincoln College’s Master of Business Administration degree prepares students to be effective leaders in managing organizational resources and to function in a socially responsible manner in a diverse, multicultural business environment.

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Lincoln College’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership is designed to evaluate and analyze the complex understandings of both “leadership” and “organization,” strategic decision making, leading change in an organization, motivating employees, and advancing culture within an organization.