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Bachelor's/Master's in International Public Service


The combined bachelor's + master's degree programs allow students to complete 12 graduate credit hours while still undergraduates. These 12 graduate credit hours will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

DePaul Undergraduate Degree + International Public Service (MS)

Students completing any undergraduate degree at DePaul are eligible to apply for the bachelor's + master's in International Public Service no later than the end of the spring quarter of their junior year if they have completed at least 88.0 credit hours of their undergraduate degree with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The student admitted to the bachelor's + master's degree program will take, in their senior year, three courses in International Public Services in consultation with the School of Public Service Academic Advisor. These three courses will serve as electives in the undergraduate program (unless the student's undergraduate college applies them to major or minor field requirements) and double-count for the MS degree.

Through the combined Bachelors/MS program, the student is responsible for working with both their undergraduate advisor to manage their undergraduate degree progress and the SPS academic advisor ( to plan a graduate program of study that includes the MS courses as open electives or major field electives. Undergraduates are advised to meet with a faculty member once per quarter during their senior year as an undergraduate to ensure that they are on track to graduate and transition into the master’s program. They also must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in their graduate-level courses in order to matriculate into the graduate program.

The student's bachelor's degree will be awarded upon the completion of their undergraduate degree requirements. The master's degree will be awarded upon completion of the graduate degree requirements.

Click on DEGREE REQUIREMENTS for descriptions of the required MS in International Public Service coursework.

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