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Assistant Director for Academic Advising
Students can meet with the Assistant Director for Academic Advising at any point in their academic career. We encourage new students to meet with an advisor in their first quarter to develop an academic plan. Students can use this plan to guide their academic career. The Assistant Director for Academic Advising can help with progression toward degree completion, degree and conferral requirements, navigating the university, course selection and registration issues, study abroad options, waiver processes, elective substitutions, program reclassification and transfer credit requests.
Given DePaul's mission as a teaching institution, especially one devoted to providing students with personal attention, advising is an extension of the faculty's role as teachers. Faculty can help students understand relationships among different courses, suggest classes beyond specific requirements that might be beneficial, provide information about internships, study abroad programs, PhD programs and career opportunities related to their degree; and perhaps most importantly, listen and respond to students who seek guidance.
Faculty Mentors by Degree Program:
Nonprofit Management: Joseph Schwieterman
Public Administration: Nicholas Kachiroubas
International Public Service Management: Ramya Ramanath, Michael Diamond
Master of Public Policy: Robert Stokes
Public Service Management: Raphael Ogom, Ramya Ramanath, Michael Diamond
Degree chairs typically contact students throughout the year with degree specific information. Students should contact degree chairs for general concerns related to their degree program.
Degree Progress ReportYour Degree Progress Report (DPR) in Campus Connect tracks and helps you plan your progress to degree. Your DPR provides requirement information for your declared major (as well as double majors or minors), detailing what you have completed and what courses you can choose to complete the remaining requirements.