M.Sc. On Campus

Public Service Management

DePaul University

24 months
729 USD/credit 18954 USD/year
729 USD/credit 18954 USD/year
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You know that you want to make a difference by helping solve the problems of our communities and our world. The Master of Public Service Management (MPS) from DePaul University is designed to teach you broad-based management skills that lead to careers across many sectors, including nonprofit, governmental agencies, higher education and health care.


You’ll choose a concentration in one of the following areas:

  • Emergency Management. It is a critical concern for the public, private and non-profit sectors. Both the conceptual and practical implementation sides of homeland security and emergency preparedness rest at the intersection of national defense, law enforcement, and emergency preparedness. This concentration will provide students with both theoretical and practical knowledge that will prepare them for private or public sector employment in the area of emergency preparedness for both security and non-security related incidents.
  • Health Care Administration. This concentration teaches students the managerial and analytical skills necessary to understand and influence the processes through which hospitals, associated health care organizations, and public and private agencies provide health care in the United States.
  • Higher Education Administration. For managers in post-secondary institutions of learning, this concentration teaches necessary analytical and administrative skills. The coursework helps students develop an understanding of management principles, policy analysis and research within higher education.
  • Metropolitan Planning and Urban Affairs. This concentration provides students with a broad perspective on issues relating to land use, transportation, housing, economic development and related social problems. It instills an understanding of the institutional and analytical issues affecting units of government, planning agencies and other urban public service institutions.
All courses for this Master of Public Service Management (MPS) from DePaul University are offered in the evening on the Loop Campus or entirely online. The program can be completed in two years and one additional quarter (including one summer) by following a schedule of two classes per quarter.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Public Service Management
  • Cross-sector Analysis
  • Fundamentals Of Human Resource Management
  • Policy Design And Analysis
  • Research Methods I: Introduction To Applied Research And Statistics
  • Research Methods II: Advanced Applied Research And Statistics
  • Research And Statistics For Management
  • Advanced Research Methods And Statistics For Management
  • Ethical Leadership In Public Service

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


52 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application​
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended 
  • Two-page professional statement describing your educational and career goals, relevant work or volunteer experience, and any special circumstances affecting past or prospective academic performance
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18954 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18954 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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