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Courses and Schedules

​​Course Descriptions

To view a list of all courses offered by the School of Public Service and the course descriptions, please visit the University Catalog.

Find additional information about Study Abroad courses and transferring existing credit from our site.

Quarterly Schedules

Schedules for each quarter are released several weeks prior to the start of registration.  You can view the available schedule on the University Registrar website or by searching on Campus Connect.

Campus Connect > Search for Classes > Select term > Select Graduate in Course Career > Select College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences > Select Public Services in subject box > Search

Course Locations

All courses for the School of Public Service (SPS) are held on the Loop Campus. Classes run once a week in the evenings from 5:45pm - 9pm. Occasionally some of our classes are offered in the daytime or in a condensed format (study abroad courses or a few summer quarter classes) but students should expect to take their classes in the evening.

Online Classes

The School of Public Services does offer online classes however; online classes are restricted to online students only for part of registration. Non-online students interested in taking an online course must first add themselves to the wait list for the course (via Campus Connect) and if space is available once the online student restriction is lifted, then wait-listed students will be moved into the course. For further information on how to be added to a course wait list please visit DePaul Central's registration page. Please note that the wait list is first come first served and it is highly recommended that students work with the SPS academic advisor to determine a plan B prior to registration in the event space is not available in the online class.

Classroom Tools

Program Requirements

Students can view their program requirements navigating through our Graduate Programs tab. Students are encouraged to meet with the SPS Academic Advisor during the first quarter in the program to discuss an academic plan (what courses to take, when to take them, pre-requisite requirements, electives, study abroad experiences, internships, etc.).

Your Faculty Advisor can help you 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.

Degree Audits

Track your progress through your degree with DePaul by Monitoring Degree Programs, running a Degree Progress Report. From here, you can see requirements and electives attained and build a plan with your Academic Advisor.​