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Accreditation

​​​DePaul’s School of Public Service has delivered NASPAA accredited degree programs since 2002. Our masters degrees educate ethical leaders to work in local, state and federal government. Through our cross-sector approach to learning, research and service, we help government leaders to connect domestic and global issues, alleviate poverty and build responsive government. We promote compassion for marginalized communities and service to all people with accountability, justice, professionalism, sensitivity and transparency.

The School of Public Service holds official NASPAA accreditation for two of our degrees:

Our Master of Public Administration program was accredited in 2012.

Mission: The Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree prepares students for leadership and administrative roles in the public sector. We educate students on the technical, managerial, informational, and leadership skills required to deliver effective, accountable, and equitable government services to the public. We promote compassion for marginalized communities and ethical service to all people with a focus on social justice, professionalism, cultural sensitivity, and transparency.

Degree Chair: Nick Kachiroubas, PhD

Faculty Nucleus 2023-2024:

  • Nick Kachiroubas
  • Euan Hague
  • Joseph Schwieterman
  • Raphael Ogom
  • Ramya Ramanath
  • Kelly Tzoumis

Graduation Rates for 2017-2018 School of Public Service Cohort by Program
Public Administration — On Campus

Number of students initially enrolled in 2017-2018: 44

  • 2 years — 55%
  • 3 years — 68%
  • 4 years — 73%

Graduation Rates for 2017-2018 School of Public Service Cohort by Program
Public Administration — Online

Number of students initially enrolled in 2017-2018: 8

  • 2 years — 38%
  • 3 years — 50%
  • 4 years — 75%

Employment of 2021-2022 Masters in Public Administration Graduates by program and sector (Total Number of Graduates — 21)

  • National or central government in same country as program – 3
  • State or regional government — 1
  • City, county, or other local government — 5
  • Government not in the same country as the program or international quasi-governmental — 1
  • Nonprofit, domestic oriented — 4
  • Private sector - research/consulting — 1
  • Private sector - not research/consulting — 3
  • Unemployed (seeking employment) — 1
  • Unknown — 2

Learn more about our Master of Public Administration.

Our Master of Public Policy program was accredited in 2017.

Mission: The Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree prepares students to conduct public policy analysis with an emphasis on analytic skill building, community advocacy, and ethical leadership development. We promote compassion for marginalized communities and service to all with sensitivity, professionalism, accountability, transparency, and justice.

Degree Chair: Hugh Bartling, PhD

Faculty Nucleus 2023-2024:

  • Hugh Bartling
  • Euan Hague
  • Ken Rose
  • Joseph Schwieterman
  • Amanda Kass
  • Danielle Vance-McMullen
  • Kelly Tzoumis

Graduation Rates for 2017-2018 School of Public Service Cohort by Program
Public Policy

Number of students initially enrolled: 24

  • 2 years — 38%
  • 3 years — 71%
  • 4 years — 75%

Employment of 2021-2022 School of Public Service Graduates by program and sector
Public Policy
 Total Number of Graduates — 13

  • National or central government in the same country as the program — 1
  • City, county, or other local government — 3
  • Nonprofit, domestic oriented — 1
  • Private sector - not research/consulting — 3
  • Unemployed (seeking employment) — 2
  • Unknown — 3

Learn more about our Master of Public Policy.

Learn more about accreditation

To view the The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) roster and learn more about accreditation, visit the NASPAA website.

The School of Public Service is also a member of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC).

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association accredits all degree programs of DePaul University. In 2007 the Commission granted accreditation to the Schools Online Programs. These specialized affiliations ensure excellence in education and training for institutions in the public service sector.