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YOUR POTENTIAL
OUR FOCUS

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

A BROADER VIEW,

A BRIGHTER FUTURE.

WE’LL HELP YOU SEE THE BIG PICTURE

TO REALIZE YOUR FULL POTENTIAL

IN YOUR WORK AND IN YOUR LIFE.

World-class academics. Distinguished, committed

professors. Real-world experience in a major urban

setting. An extensive network of accomplished alumni. This is DePaul University. Here, you’ll gain more than knowledge. You’ll develop a greater perspective that will help you enhance your value and reach your goals.

CHICAGO

Chicago is more than just the third largest city in the United States. Chicago is a global city, home to over 30 Fortune 500 companies. The city of Chicago is a living laboratory for DePaul University students to explore and obtain real-world skills alongside their academic studies. DePaul’s connection to Chicago will be one of your greatest assets as a student.

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OUR COLLEGES

With an exciting range of colleges that spans virtually every field, DePaul is a perfect place to pursue your interests, ambitions and dreams. Our 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 COMMUNICATION

Located in one of the top media and advertising markets in the world, DePaul’s College of Communication brings outstanding professors and experienced communication professionals into the classroom, providing an education that is both practical and theoretically based. Graduates of the College of Communication go on to successful careers in corporations, universities, agencies, media outlets (print, online and broadcast), nonprofit organizations and government offices. As communication technologies evolve, there has never been a more exciting time or place to prepare for a career in the field of communication.
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COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND DIGITAL MEDIA (CDM)

With its breadth and depth of programs and resources, CDM is a perfect place to learn, to connect and to innovate. Organized into three schools, the School of Cinematic Arts, the School of Computing and the School of Design, the college 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 world of constant evolution. Choose one of more than 20 CDM graduate degree programs to get the tools you need to advance your career. 
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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

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 more than 15 master’s degree programs, three doctorates and several licensure and endorsement options for professional educators and individuals interested in changing careers. Best of all, our long-standing relationships with employers—public, private and parochial schools; learning labs; and counseling centers—connect you to job opportunities in Chicago, the suburbs and Illinois. 
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COLLEGE OF LAW

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 is proud to bring 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. 
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COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (LAS)  The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is the oldest college at DePaul, with more than 20 graduate degree programs. 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. 
las.depaul.edu

THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE 

The School of Public Service was established in 1970 and became its own school in 2007. Faculty members teach leaders of nonprofit and government organizations the critical thinking, policy analysis and practical management skills valued in the public and nonprofit sectors. The school offers five programs on site at our Loop Campus, two programs fully online, and numerous opportunities for study abroad.
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COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND HEALTH

The College of Science and Health 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. The School of Nursing offers programs for nurses seeking to advance their careers, as well as a Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice program for career-changers. Passionate, caring faculty lead courses that emphasize excellence, innovative health care research, leadership training and interpersonal skills development. Students gain hands-on experience through our network of more than 75 clinical sites and in our facilities in Lincoln Park and North Chicago.
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KELLSTADT GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (KGSB)

The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business develops real-world business sense in tomorrow’s leaders. KGSB’s 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 DePaul MBA in four flexible formats to suit your personal needs and professional goals, and 17 specialized master’s degree options so you learn the relevant and pragmatic business knowledge you need to advance your career.
kellstadt.depaul.edu

SCHOOL OF MUSIC

The School of Music at DePaul University combines the rigor of a highly valued education with the pragmatic experience critical to success as a performer and musician. The school offers graduate-level programs in performance, jazz, composition and education. Classes are led by faculty members who are not only experienced and admired educators, but also acclaimed performers, composers and conductors with strong ties to some of Chicago’s most prominent music and performance institutions. And with over 200 professional music and theatre companies located within 7 miles of DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus, students can take advantage of the city’s opportunities for hands-on experience, networking and advancement. 
music.depaul.edu

THE THEATRE SCHOOL

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. The Theatre School’s training programs consistently appear on The Hollywood Reporter’s yearly Top 25 Drama Schools lists. 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.
theatre.depaul.edu

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Within our 12 graduate colleges and schools, we offer more than 100 graduate and doctoral degree programs. While the scope and content of many programs are guided by professional requirements, many more offer a range of personal choice and creativity in shaping a graduate education that’s purposeful, practical and personal. Here’s a brief overview of our graduate program options. For more information on the specific programs offered by each college, visit go.depaul.edu/graduateprograms.

GENERAL INFORMATION

ENROLLMENT

We are proud to remain, for the 18th consecutive year, the nation’s largest Catholic university. We also are the 13th largest private, not-for-profit university in the USA.

In fall 2016, our total enrollment was 23,110 students. Our graduate enrollment currently accounts for 29 percent of the total university enrollment. Almost 2,000 international students, from 110 countries attend DePaul. This represents 7% of the total enrollment and is a growing number. 


2016 GRADUATE ENROLLMENT BY COLLEGE

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

DePaul operates on the quarter system (except for the College of Law). Fall classes begin in early September and end by the end of November. Winter classes begin the first week of January and end in mid-March. Spring classes are held from late March until mid-June. Summer quarter is optional. 

CAREER AND ALUMNI

There are no clearer measures of a college’s value than the demand for and success of its graduates. More than 450 companies recruited DePaul students in the 2015-16 academic year, 

either by attending job fairs or participating in

the On-Campus Interviewing Program. This is in addition to several thousand organizations who posted openings on DePaul’s job board. Recent data shows that 93 percent of our 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, which is more than 175,800 strong. In fact, more than 113,000 alumni live in the Chicago metropolitan area—opening the door to an unparalleled network of potential mentors, colleagues and employers.

TUITION
 

Graduate school tuition varies based on your

academic program. Visit go.depaul.edu/tuition for the most up-to-date tuition rates.

SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE

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. 
 

(Based on fall 2016 total graduate and law enrollment of 7,703)

College of Communication 

College of Computing and Digital Media  

College of Education 

College of Law    

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

College of Science and Health   

Kellstadt Graduate School of Business  

School of Music 

The Theatre School   

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TAKE THE NEXT STEP

TO ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS.

EXPLORE

Want to know more? Contact the college that interests you by phone or email—we would be delighted to talk to you. 

APPLY

If you are ready to apply, visit go.depaul.edu/apply to get started on your online application.

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the individual program requirements, applicants with international university credit must submit the following:
 

  Course-by-course evaluation by one of the following

      evaluation companies:
      Educational Perspectives
      Educational Credential Evaluators
      One Earth International Credential Evaluations

  Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) (if

       applicable)

CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

DePaul offers conditional admission to applicants in select disciplines whose level of English proficiency is lower than admission requirement.
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COLLEGE CONTACT INFORMATION

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION

Phone: +1 (773) 325-4405
Web:
communication.depaul.edu

Email: gradcom@depaul.edu

COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND DIGITAL MEDIA

Phone: +1 (312) 362-8714
Web:
cdm.depaul.edu
Email: admission@cdm.depaul.edu

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Phone: +1 (773) 325-4405
Web:
education.depaul.edu
Email: edgradadmissions@depaul.edu

COLLEGE OF LAW

Phone: +1 (312) 362-6831
Web:
law.depaul.edu
Email: lawinfo@depaul.edu

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Phone: +1 (773) 325-7315
Web:
las.depaul.edu
Email: graddepaul@depaul.edu

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE

Phone: +1 (773) 325-7315
Web:
go.depaul.edu/sps
Email: graddepaul@depaul.edu

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND HEALTH

Phone: +1 (773) 325-7315
Web:
csh.depaul.edu
Email: graddepaul@depaul.edu

SCHOOL OF NURSING

Phone: +1 (773) 325-7315
Web:
go.depaul.edu/nursing
Email: graddepaul@depaul.edu

KELLSTADT GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Phone: +1 (312) 362-8810
Web:
kellstadt.depaul.edu
Email: kgsb@depaul.edu

SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Phone: +1 (773) 325-7444
Web:
music.depaul.edu
Email: musicadmissions@depaul.edu

THE THEATRE SCHOOL

Phone: +1 (773) 325-7999
Web:
theatre.depaul.edu
Email: theatreadmissions@depaul.edu

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