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Graduate Programs

School of Public Service Graduate Programs
School of Public Service Graduate Programs

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

The world’s problems are complex and now, more than ever, we need individuals who are bold enough to want to solve these issues. 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.

  • MPA

    Public Administration

    Designed for government professionals or individuals wanting to transition into government careers. The MPA program equips students with broad public administration knowledge in government--local, federal and international.

  • MPP

    Public Policy

    Designed for students looking to gain the skills, experience and analytical tools to shape policies that influence our local , regional and national agendas. Using an applied, hands-on approach, the MPP program focuses on: policy design, implementation and analysis, law and public policy, advocacy and lobbying, and economic foundations in public service.

  • MPS

    Public Service Management

    Designed to teach broad-based management skills that lead to careers across many sectors, including nonprofit, governmental agencies, higher education and health care. Students in the MPS program have the opportunity to explore leadership, governance, strategic planning, budgeting, finance and much more.

  • MNM

    Nonprofit Management

    Designed to prepare students for leadership positions in the nonprofit sector. The MNM program builds competencies in leadership, management, ethics, and advocacy, reflecting the areas of study important to today's nonprofit professional.

  • IPS

    International Public Service

    Designed for students interested in the field of international development and global humanitarian affairs. The IPS program provides the essential competencies and skills for managing international projects and leading international nongovernmental organizations.