DePaul University School of Public Service

  • IL


14 E. Jackson Boulevard
Suite 1600
United States

About Us

Serving professionals in service to nonprofits and government agencies since 1970, we now number 14 full-time and 20 part-time faculty with more than 600 students from around the US and a dozen foreign countries.

Effective leadership in all three sectors has never been more important. Our advanced, professional degrees combine management training with practical skills to develop the next generation of leaders in nonprofit and government sectors. We challenge our students to think critically about current issues, to analyze policies that shape government and international relations. We emphasize writing skills and effective management. Students advance their careers as leaders in service to nonprofit and government sectors through the accumulation and expansion of knowledge and skills through the curriculum.

Our mission is to educate women and men to be effective public service leaders in the global community guided by the values of St. Vincent de Paul.

The key characteristics of the School of Public Service at DePaul are these:

•Seven degree programs and a handful of certificates; •Degrees are available in daytime and evening courses and Online; •Fourteen full-time, dedicated faculty with practical experience in nonprofits and government; •Faculty are diverse and multi-disciplinary: we come from six countries and hold terminal degrees in a variety of fields; •Students hold bachelor degrees from more than 100 colleges and universities in virtually every field; •Students come from many states and several countries; •Students have the opportunity to work in collaboration with the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development and Vincent on Leadership: the Hay Project; students and faculty have collaborated on research projects and publications for both the Institute and the Project; •Our programs go beyond the foundations to nurture students’ desire to make a difference with their lives, to inspire others and create change. •The nexus of management, critical thinking, policy analysis, and communication in our degrees offer students a world of thinking and doing opportunities. This rich and practical experience distinguishes our graduates. More than anything we are about being International by Design. We offer more opportunities for international study and internships than anyone. Over a recent fifteen-month period our students studied in 15 courses in Belgium, China, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Germany, Spain, the Philippines—and the US of course. Students conduct thesis and capstone research abroad and take international internships. More than 1600 alumni work in nonprofit and government organizations all over the US and the world.

The School of Public Service offers the following degrees: •M.S. in Public Service Management •M.S. in International Public Service •M.S. Leadership and Policy Studies •J.D. /M.S. in Public Service Management •Master of Nonprofit Management •Master of Public Administration •Online Degrees

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