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Student Resources


Applying to the School of Public Service is easy, but we're always ready to help. Reach out to us, the Graduate Admissions Office, or attend an Information Session to learn more!


Academic advising is critical to academic success for all graduate students in the School of Public Service. The Assistant Director for Academic Advising and faculty advisors/mentors work together to provide high quality advising service to help students achieve their academic, co-curricular, and career goals from the introductory course through degree conferral. Read on for more information, and contact us anytime.

Life in Chicago

Pursue your graduate degree in internationally renowned Chicago. Though we are the third largest city in the United States, but we will always be the Second City.

The School of Public Service, located on DePaul University's bustling Loop campus, is just steps from the Art InstituteMillennium Park, the Lake Michigan shoreline, public transportation, and a dizzying array of restaurantsshoppingnightlife and more. Regardless of the neighborhood you choose to call home,  a quick bus or "El" ride can take you to Wrigley Field, the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Music Box TheatreSteppenwolf Theatre CompanyHouse of BluesNavy Pier, and dozens of other attractions. 

We are host to hundreds of conferences, sports games, fairs, festivals and events each year, but most importantly, the education and opportunities available to our students as a result of our location are unparalleled.

Student Life

There are a wide variety of student groups that are active on the DePaul campus who offer many events and other opportunities to become active in the DePaul community.  Explore the DePaul Student Life website for more information.


Student​s relocating to Chicago will find the city provides ample housing options.

  • Off Campus: Graduate students typically live off campus in apartments located close to public transit. Students generally settle in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, Lake View, Wrigleyville, Old Town, Gold Coast, and Wicker Park neighborhoods.  Each neighbor offers a variety of public transit, cultural events, and conveniences for residents. Students with questions regarding neighborhoods or amenities should consult DePaul’s off campus housing website or search for an apartment through the Chicago Reader Apartment Finder.
  • On Campus: DePaul also off graduate housing in the Loop and Lincoln Park neighborhoods for students interested in the convenience of furnished apartments.  For information about on-campus options consult DePaul’s housing options website.​

Student Resources

Graduate Student Support

The Graduate Student Services Office assists students in the graduate programs of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences throughout their academic careers.  From orientation to graduation, the Graduate Student Services Office is dedicated to helping students meet their educational goals.

Adult, Veteran and Commuter Student Services provides programs and services for all graduate students. These include community building events, academic support, social networking and a strong network of partners for service referrals. Visit Adult ServicesVeteran Services and Commuter Services to learn more.​