College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences/School of Public Service

DePaul University
Chicago, IL


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Private
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $40
  • Financial Aid Available

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Degrees Offered

Master of Arts/Science (MA/MS)
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM)
Master of Public Service Management (MPS)

Our Program

DePaul University in Chicago is the largest Catholic University in the country with over 22,000 students and 166 graduate programs.

At DePaul’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS), you’ll create a strong foundation from which to think, solve, lead and live. Home to more than 30 dynamic graduate programs and certificates within traditional fields and in blended disciplines, designed and scheduled to meet the needs of working students.

The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy empowers students to become diplomats in a wide range of industries and develop solutions for the challenges present in today’s complex world.

The School of Public Service at DePaul University is a leader in research, service and education in the areas of public and non‐profit leadership, administration and policy analysis. We are a true Chicago institution; thus, we count a rich set of connections to public, non‐profit and policy actors throughout the city and region. Our mission at SPS is an important one: to educate the next generation of public service leaders. 

DePaul University offers 120+ graduate programs in several colleges. Check out this link to see a full list of graduate program options.


  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $40


  • checkbox-alt Varies by program

Additional Requirements

All programs require official transcripts from each college/university a student has attended. Each program has specific admission/application requirements: find admission information here. International students should check additional requirements here. Application fee is different than above (and not eligible for fee waiver) when applying through Centralized Application Systems (NursingCAS, SOPHAS, etc).

Application Deadline

Deadlines vary by program.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

  • checkbox-alt Financial Aid Available
  • checkbox-alt Application Fee Waivers Available
  • checkbox-alt $715 per credit (2020-2021)