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Graduate Programs

Fall 2017 Enrollment Data, School of Public Service

DePaul meets you where your interests are and
helps you see what is possible.

Our focus is you. The world's problems are complex and now, more than ever, we need individuals who are bold enough to want to solve these issues. If your interest and passion is here at the local level, we help you cultivate your relationships and expertise within the local community. If your sights are sent on national and global issues, we have a vast network beyond Chicago and the Midwest to you help you get connected.

A distinct focus with similar attributes. Each degree has a distinct focus, while sharing similar attributes: enthusiastic students who share their ideas in dynamic classroom discussions, an interdisciplinary faculty that keep the curriculum fresh and relevant, and a mission-driven purpose to make the world a better place.

Flexible program delivery. We are always innovating to meet the needs of our students. Evening classes are offered at the Loop Campus, while online degree options are available for certain graduate programs. Opportunities for Study Abroad courses are offered to enrich our graduate programs.


  • Public Administration Graduate Program

    Public Administration

    Designed for individuals interested in leadership roles within local, state or federal government, with a unique approach to learning, research and service so students are prepared for opportunities across multiple sectors.

  • Public Policy Graduate Program

    Public Policy

    For students interested in public policy with a focus on ethics-based problem-solving, program evaluation and strategic implementation—all in an effort to serve the common good and advance a just society.

  • Public Service Management Graduate Program

    Public Service Management

    Designed for students interested in a broad-based management degree which can be applied across sectors such as healthcare, association management, fundraising and metropolitan planning.

  • Nonprofit Management Graduate Program

    Nonprofit Management

    Designed for individuals interested in leadership and management of nonprofit organizations and institutions, with a special focus on ethics and advocacy within the nonprofit sector.

  • International Public Service Graduate Program

    International Public Service

    For students interested in pursuing public service work at the international level, with a cross-sector emphasis so students are ready for positions in international leadership, project management and program analysis.

  • Discover Your Degree Path

    Still deciding your degree path?

    Many students come to DePaul with an open mind for their degree path. DePaul intentionally designs the SPS degrees with a cross-sector approach. SPS degree paths share core classes to help you find your best fit.


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