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Depaul University

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Guided by the university's 2018 strategic plan and its mission statement, the Office of Mission and Values collaborates with university departments and constituencies in ways that measurably enhance their understanding and support of DePaul University's distinctive Catholic, Vincentian, and urban identity. 

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (42)
Medicine & Health (4)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



The transformation of DePaul from small, struggling St. Vincent's College to the second largest Catholic university in the United States is a story of the creation of a university and its search for identity. DePaul has been administered and governed by a number of persons and organizational entities, and its presidents played powerful roles in the development and design of the institution.


DePaul has more than 300 undergraduate majors and graduate programs, so chances are good we have what you're looking for. Many of our professors work in Chicago as consultants, researchers and entrepreneurs, and incorporate their experiences in the classroom.


Our professors and students work to find solutions and answers to a range of challenges and questions and to make a lasting impact. Research at DePaul is happening in every discipline from biology to music. And finding and fostering collaborative research opportunities across disciplines is not only a goal, but one way in which DePaul seeks to be innovative.


Career Advisors can assist you with choosing a major, identifying career options and trends in a particular field, deciding whether to attend graduate school, developing a resume, preparing for the interviewing process, negotiating a compensation package, making a career change and more.

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Student services

International Student and Scholar Services is committed to providing quality advising services to international students and scholars at DePaul University. ISS provides immigration advising to more than 1,500 non-immigrant students and scholars in F-1 and J-1 visa statuses.

Housing services

Your college experience is about more than just classes, lab sessions, papers and exams. One of the most exciting parts is the opportunity to live on your own. Our on-campus dorms, suites and apartments are comfortable, spacious and full of students like you — giving you an instant sense of community when you walk through the door.

Library services

The DePaul University Library is a critical feature of the educational landscape at DePaul and is committed to supporting goals shared across academic libraries as well as goals distinct to the mission of DePaul University.

ICT services

DePaul classroom, lab, and office computer models have standard software installed for use by faculty, staff, and students. In addition to the standard software already installed on University computers, DePaul has also licensed other software titles for employees to use on DePaul-owned computers.

Medical services

The DePaul Student Health Service is offered through Presence SAGE medical group. It is available to all enrolled students for a fee. If you live in a residence hall, with the exception of 1237 West Fullerton or University Center, you are automatically enrolled in DePaul Student Health Services.

Student Life

Campus life

At DePaul, your "college town" is the entire city of Chicago — and it's all yours to explore. 

  • Lincoln Park Campus

Lincoln Park is a residential and retail center, bordered by Lake Michigan and a huge park (think the size of 900 football fields, 14 Portillo's restaurants and an Intelligentsia coffee shop). This is an eclectic and lively neighborhood.

  • Loop Campus

The Loop is the city's largest business district. It’s called "the Loop" because of the elevated train tracks that circle the area, allowing for easy access not only to classrooms but all that downtown has to offer.

Sports facilities

Men's Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
Women's Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Student clubs

DePaul has more than 350 student organizations, and new ones start up every quarter. The easiest way to peruse all the options is to attend the semi-annual Student Involvement Fair, sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement. It takes place at the beginning of the academic year on both campuses and again at the start of winter quarter, and introduces students to student clubs, groups, organizations and on-campus activities.


Specialized Accreditation:

  • American Chemical Society – Department of Chemistry, Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and biochemistry
  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at DePaul University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Council on Education for Public Health – master's of public health
  • Council on Social Work Education – master's degree program in social work
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation: Music (MUS) – institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree granting programs

Student Reviews

Dream City Life
Olivia Wilson rated 4 out of 5 stars

I always wanted to move to the big city. Choosing to move to Chicago right out of high school allowed me to become truly independent and form connection right off the bat. It is the opposite of many state schools in which one may feel confined to a college island in the middle of cornfields. You become completely immersed into the city culture, the classes even incorporate...

Great city school!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I loved the city experience, living in Chicago and going to DePaul. I think that living in an urban setting rather than a campus set me up for a well-adjusted life in the city afterward. Great friends, great food, great experiences!

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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