School of Public Service

Dublin, Ireland

June and July of every year.  Dates vary depending on course taken.  See Courses Offered (below) for exact dates.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Each year spend the summer in Dublin, Ireland taking classes with an international student body taught by faculty from DePaul and All Hallows College. Here, you will explore public service management and strategy as applied in non-government sectors, such as health care, social service, associations, education, and the arts.  The program offers one-week, executive-style courses beginning Sunday evening and concluding Friday at 1 pm with pre- and post-course meetings in the U.S. These courses are standard four-credit courses enhanced with international students, faculty, and perspective.  The beautiful campus is conveniently located midway between the Dublin Airport and City Centre.

Courses Offered Summer 2013

June 22 – June 27

MPS 521 Leadership and Management
With a special emphasis on servant leadership in 2014. The course includes a one-day conference on servant leadership co-hosted by All Hallows College and Viterbo University; students attend the conference free. This hands-on, behavior-based course is a truly diverse experience. (Instructor: J. Patrick Murphy)(

June 29 – July 4

MPS 542 Policy Design and Analysis
With a focus on processes and techniques of analyzing and designing public policies, this course teaches students how to define and model policy problems, design and evaluate policy alternatives, and anticipate problems of policy implementation. The course includes policy case studies and group discussions in the classroom and associated site visits in Dublin. Instructor: Lecturer, All Hallows College. Contact Ron Fernandes

July 6 – July 11

MPS 522 Human Resource Management
Course teaches public service leaders how to “Hire Hard – Manage Easy.” Hire Hard covers culture, teams, strategy, and equal opportunity, and follows with job design, recruiting, selection, and training. Manage Easy covers talent and performance management, rewards, compensation, and benefits, and closes with risk management and employee relations. Highly interactive including off-site visits to top quality agencies. (Instructor: Mark Light) (


Living Arrangements: Students stay in a residence hall (O’Donnell House) on the campus of All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin.  Rooms are single occupancy with a sink, bed and common bathrooms.

Expenses: Students will be responsible for regular DePaul tuition for each course taken and the study abroad program fee: one course is $800, $500 for each additional course.  The program fee covers room & board at All Hallows and local transportation, 3 meals a day and health insurance during the program.

# of Students: 15 per course. Admissions on first-come first served basis

Application Deadline: View the current Dublin Brochure and Apply to the Dublin Program.

Contact/Further Information

Dr. Ron Fernandes