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Here, the best come together to excel.
Here, you connect with distinguished professors and accomplished alumni.
Here, academic excellence connects
with up-to-the-minute practice in a
Here, we don’t just study — we get out there and get it done.
Chicago is a global city — home to over 30 Fortune 500 companies and more than three million people from around the world. Here, DePaul students engage with their community both within and beyond the classroom. DePaul’s connection to Chicago will be one of your greatest assets as a student.
DePaul’s programs offer a blend of in-depth study and practical experience, with opportunities to combine disciplines to tailor your education to your unique needs. And, because DePaul is known internationally for academic excellence, our reputation will enhance yours.
COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND DIGITAL MEDIA (CDM)
Organized into three schools—the School of Cinematic Arts, the School of Computing, and the School of Design—CDM offers a wide range of practical and cutting-edge programs and can quickly respond to market demands. You’ll get the right mix of theory and practice needed to apply critical and creative thinking to new fields and become a leader in a constantly evolving world.
KELLSTADT GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (KGSB)
Kellstadt develops real-world business sense in tomorrow’s leaders. Industry-savvy and experienced faculty will teach you how to turn cutting-edge business theory into action. At DePaul, your MBA or MS program is exactly that—yours. KGSB offers the MBA in three flexible formats to suit your personal needs and professional goals and an array of specialized master’s degree options so you can learn the relevant and pragmatic business knowledge you need to advance your career.
Located in one of the top media and advertising markets in the world, DePaul’s College of Communication brings outstanding professors and experienced professionals into the classroom, providing an education that is both practical and theoretically based. Graduates go on to successful careers in corporations, universities, agencies, media outlets, nonprofit organizations and government offices.
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND HEALTH (CSH)
CSH combines innovative curricula, cutting- edge research, expert advising and state- of-the-art facilities to prepare you for a wide range of ever-changing and growing career opportunities. You’ll benefit from DePaul’s extensive connections to Chicago’s vast scientific, medical, technological, health care and policy organizations. Our faculty members come from some of the world’s finest institutions and are as dedicated to their students as they are to their areas of expertise.
DePaul’s College of Law challenges and engages students in a range of degree programs that provide comprehensive instruction in legal theory and policy and integrate practical skills training. The college brings together students, faculty, staff and alumni committed to serving the legal profession in ways that enhance the social, economic, cultural and ethical values of the local and global communities.
When evaluating our graduates, employers say the same thing: DePaul graduates are among the best-prepared teachers, leaders and counselors. DePaul’s College of Education offers programs for professional educators and individuals interested in changing careers. Our long-standing relationships with employers— schools, learning labs, and counseling centers—connect you to job opportunities in Chicago and Illinois.
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (LAS)
By joining theory with real-world experience, our LAS programs give you the skills to meet the challenges of working and living in a dynamic, global environment. Whether you plan to pursue a traditional field or choose an educational path that blends many disciplines, DePaul prepares you to succeed— professionally and personally—in a complex world.
SCHOOL OF CONTINUING AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES (SCPS)
SCPS serves working professionals in diverse fields who want to combine practice with theory, thought with action, and prior experience with new learning.
The School of Music at DePaul University combines the rigor of a highly valued education with the practical experience critical to success as a performer and musician. Faculty are both experienced educators and acclaimed performers, composers and conductors with strong ties to some of Chicago’s most prominent music and performance institutions. Our location allows our students to take advantage of Chicago’s opportunities for hands-on experience, networking and advancement.
Utilizing an intensive learning-by-doing training approach, The Theatre School has exemplified a standard of excellence in American professional theatre training for more than 90 years. With a faculty composed of industry professionals and a legacy of working alumni, The Theatre School is a cornerstone of the theatre community in Chicago and beyond.
Visit go.depaul.edu/graduateprograms to find your program and college.
DePaul operates on the quarter system.
Fall Quarter: September – November
Winter Quarter: January – March
Spring Quarter: March – June
Summer Quarter: June – August
*Summer is optional. The College of Law operates on a semester calendar.
Graduate school tuition varies based on your academic program. Visit go.depaul.edu/ tuition for the most up-to-date tuition rates.
One of the most important investments you will ever make is in your graduate education. Help with the cost of graduate school varies depending on the program to which you apply. Please contact your college of interest for information about college-specific financial aid options, graduate assistantships and scholarships.
DePaul is the nation’s largest Catholic university.
Graduate enrollment accounts for over 36% of the total university enrollment.
DePaul’s 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio lets students connect with professors.
Our diverse students come from all 50 states and 114 countries.
In fall 2019, 22,064 students—including 7,850 graduate students—called DePaul home.
TAKE THE NEXT STEP TO ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS.
Want to know more? Contact the college that interests you—we would be delighted to talk with you. Find your program at go.depaul.edu/ graduateprograms.
When you are ready to apply, visit go.depaul.edu/apply to start your online application.
INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Each graduate program sets its own admission requirements. In addition, applicants with international university credits must submit the following:
• Course-by-course evaluation from one of the following companies:
- Educational Perspectives
- Educational Credential Evaluations
- One Earth International Credential Evaluations
• Proof of English proficiency (if applicable). Most programs accept TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo.
DePaul offers conditional admission to applicants in select disciplines whose level of English proficiency is lower than stated admission requirements. For more information, visit go.depaul.edu/ conditional.
Application deadlines vary by program. For more details, find your program at go.depaul.edu/gradadmission.
There are no clearer measures of a college’s value than the demand for and success of its graduates.
companies recruit DePaul students each year.
of recent graduate-level alumni are employed, pursuing another degree or not seeking.
Our graduates receive more than just a degree. They also become part of our alumni community, opening the door to an unparalleled network of potential mentors, colleagues and employers.
DePaul alumni network
Alumni across the nation and around the world.
Alumni in the Chicago area
“I always loved the idea of studying at a university with an urban setting and active environment like Chicago. Chicago provides many career opportunities for students to explore. DePaul University has strong diversity in its student body and includes students from all around the world. I enjoyed making friends from various backgrounds and learning more about the world.”