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Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the Public Service Management (MPS) program, students must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. In addition, successful applicants must demonstrate, through past academic or professional work, a capacity for achievement.


To apply, please submit the following:
  1. A completed online application​
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended 
  3. Two-page professional statement describing your educational and career goals, relevant work or volunteer experience, and any special circumstances affecting past or prospective academic performance
  4. Current resume or curriculum vitae
How to Apply

Application can be submitted through the Online Application Center

Transcripts and other required credentials should be mailed to:

The Office of Graduate Admission 
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
DePaul University 
2400 North Sheffield Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60614-3936

Application credentials (including official electronic transcripts) also can be emailed to The Office of Graduate Admission at Please make sure your name is on all documents.​​​

International Applicants

Students educated outside of the United States where English is not the official native language must present evidence of English proficiency. A minimum TOEFL score of 590 (paper-based), 243 (computer-based), 96 (Internet-based) or a minimum 7.5 on the IELTS may be submitted for this requirement.

International students (those who were educated outside of the U.S. and/or require an F1 visa) must take additional steps to be considered for admission.  Please visit the International Admission page for exact information.​​​

Current students may visit Campus Connect for current course information. Prospective students may log on as a guest. Once on Campus Connect please select Course Descriptions followed by the department.

Please note that the information provided is current as of March 2017 and is subject to change.

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If you need assistance to complete your application and/or have questions, contact the LAS Graduate Admission office at (773) 325-7315 or