DePaul University College of LAS > Academics > School of Public Service > Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

While each of our master's degrees has a distinct focus, all share a few attributes: enthusiastic students who share their ideas in dynamic classroom discussions; an interdisciplinary faculty that make the curriculum particularly fresh and relevant; and a mission-driven purpose to make the world a better place.

We’re flexible in program delivery—always innovating to meet the needs of our students, most of whom are working adults. We offer classes in the evening at our Loop Campus. Study-abroad courses typically begin with one or two classes in Chicago followed by a one-week intensive program in the host country.

We provide the following master's degrees:

The School of Public Service also oversees the following certificates:

Program Length

In order to graduate, students in all programs must successfully complete a minimum of 52 credit hours (13 courses). Some students pursuing SPS degrees full-time (2 courses per quarter) finish in two years; others take one course a quarter and complete their program requirements in three to four years

"I was seeking a program with a focus on people and service, not numbers and research. Everything about DePaul — its Vincentian values, the faculty, and students — blends together in the best possible ways. I could not have made a better choice in a graduate degree program.”

— Charles J. Szoke, Executive Director, Channahon Park District, Channahon, Illinois​​​​​​​