If you do not wish to complete an entire degree program, you may take up to two classes prior to admission into a degree program. You might choose to take a course or two for professional or personal development, or to update your knowledge of a particular subject. Applying for the Non-Degree admission process is the same as traditional master's degree admission process. After completion of two courses, a student can choose to convert to a full degree seeking master's degree student. Students who wish to take more than two classes are encouraged to consider enrolling in a degree program. Only two classes taken as a non-degree student can be applied towards a CDM master's degree.
- Complete an online application ($25 application fee)
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Present a bachelor's degree earned at a regionally accredited institution
- Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
The following items are not required, but can be used to supplement and strengthen an application:
- Professional experience as evidenced by a resume or industry certifications
- Letters of recommendation
Two post-master's certificates are being launched in 2012-2013 to provide opportunities for master's degree holders to sharpen their skills. Students who earned their master's degree from DePaul CDM automatically qualify for a scholarship.
Applicants must hold a master’s degree in any IT field or business subject or a master’s degree in any subject plus three or more years of IT experience. Applicants must submit transcripts from their master's degree and a resume for consideration. Choose non-degree seeking programs on the DePaul Application.
Students who wish to enhance specific technology skill development might also wish to consider CDM's Institute for Professional Development
. The Institute for Professional Development offers a variety of certificate programs varying in length from two to