Graduate Admissions

​​Graduate Admission

Working professionals value CDM's flexible degree programs, evening courses, and online learning options. We make it easy for you to start your graduate education in the way that best complements your schedule.

At DePaul CDM, you get the right mix of theory and practice - the education you need to apply critical thinking in new and unpredictable situations. Becoming a leader in a world that's constantly changing requires nothing less.

In fact, DePaul graduates are respected for their ability to apply cutting-edge concepts to real-world business. Perhaps that's why they're sought by the best employers in Chicago, in Illinois and around the world.

General Application Process

  1. Choose the graduate program that best fits your academic/professional goals.
  2. Complete an online application ($25 application fee applies).
  3. Send your official transcripts to the CDM Graduate Admission Office at 243 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60604.
    • U.S. college and university transcripts should be mailed to the address below
    • DePaul alumni/undergraduate students applying for graduate admission must also submit a DePaul transcript. Request a fre​e electronic transcript.
    • Individuals with international transcripts need to have a course by course ​​​​​transcript evaluated by one of the three evaluation companies that DePaul University accepts. Please visit the Transcript Evaluation page for more information.
  4. Send in optional materials for consideration, including letters of recommendation. resume or industry certifications, and any GMAT or GRE test scores. (GRE or GMAT is required for MS applicants in Computational Finance and GRE is required for Ph.D applicants).

More detailed instructions are available in the Master's Degrees, MFA, and PhD students sections.

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizen and Permanent Resident Applicants​International Applicants 
Fall Quarter Deadline: August 1st
Winter Quarter Deadline: December 1st
Spring Quarter Deadline: March 1st
Summer Quarter Deadline: May 1st
Fall Quarter Deadline: June 15th
Winter Quarter Deadline: October 15th
Spring Quarter Deadline: January 15th
Summer Quarter Deadline: April 15th

Immunization records are required for all registered DePaul undergraduate and graduate students. By Illinois law, all students born on or after January 1, 1957 and enrolled half-time (Undergraduate: 6 hours, Graduate: 4 hours) or more at a post-secondary institution must provide proof of immunization for:
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria
  • Measles (Rubeola)
  • Mumps
  • Rubella (German Measles)
Students enrolled in online courses only are exempt from this requirement. For more information about student immunization requirements and exemptions, go to DePaul’s Office of Student Records.
CDM Admission
  • CDM Graduate Admission Office
    243 S. Wabash Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60604
  • Monday - Friday
    9:00am - 5:00pm
  • (312) 362-8714