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Computer Science Technology

DePaul University

24 months
1622 USD/credit 45416 USD/year
1622 USD/credit 45416 USD/year
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The primary goal of the joint Computer Science Technology program at DePaul University is to prepare students for successful legal and related careers in industry, government, and other institutions that develop innovations, engage in electronic commerce, employ information technologies, and manage and protect information and data.


Key facts:

  • A critical need exists for attorneys in a wide range of fields involving software development, high-technology innovations, information processing, internet and telecommunications services, digital-content, and more. Lawyers are needed to provide advice, counseling, and litigation services regarding the acquisition of and licensing of intellectual property rights; the assertion and defense of such rights; regulations governing the use, protection and preservation of information; and contractual and business practices in the high-tech sector. 
  • Graduates who have a substantive understanding of legal and technological issues regarding e-commerce, information technologies, e-discovery, computational finance, network security, digital media, or related computer science fields will have a substantial advantage in obtaining and flourishing in such positions. 
  • Graduates with the Computer Science Technology program at DePaul University will be better prepared to be drafters, negotiators, and litigators when seeking to obtain and protect inventions, trademarks, analog and digital creations, internet websites, and domain names; advisors concerning licensing, reverse engineering, or reusing computer software, expressive, or functional media; and managers when developing policies governing the acquisition, preservation and dissemination of information for their clients and within their own institutions.

Programme Structure

  • The joint JD/MS program allows students to obtain dual degrees in both law and computer science fields with only one additional year of study beyond the regular JD program and with a minimum of additional expense. 
  • The program is designed for all students who wish to deepen their technical expertise while also obtaining a law degree.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


56 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application (required)
  • $40 Nonrefundable application fee (required)
  • A personal statement not exceeding two pages (required)
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts for all degrees received (required)
  • A current resume (required - should not exceed two pages)
  • Letters of recommendation, while optional, are highly recommended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1622 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    45416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1622 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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