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.
Interested in learning more? Attend on-campus or online information sessions, visit over lunch, tour our campus, or meet individually with an admission officer.
Master's Admission Master of Fine Arts Admission Doctor Of Philosophy Admission
General Application Process
- Choose the
graduate program that best fits your academic/professional goals. Applicants may have one active application per quarter.
- Complete an
online application ($25 application fee applies).
- Send your official transcripts to the CDM Graduate Admission Office.
- 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
PhD students sections.
Submit official transcripts from all college and universities attended, one of which must show the conferral of a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
U.S. college and university transcripts must be sent directly to CDM Graduate Admissions from the college or university. We do not accept transcripts sent to us from applicants.
Transcripts may be sent electronically to:
Transcripts may be mailed to:
CDM Office of Graduate Admission
243 S. Wabash Ave
Chicago IL 60604
DePaul alumni/undergraduate students applying for graduate admission must also submit a DePaul transcript.
Request a free electronic transcript.
Individuals with international transcripts need to have a course by course transcript evaluation done by one of the three evaluation companies that DePaul University accepts. Please visit the
Transcript Evaluation page for more information.
Optional Material Submission If you would like to submit optional materials such as letters of recommendation, resumes, GMAT or GRE test scores, they can be submitted at the time you submit your application, or via email to
*Please note that transcripts CANNOT be uploaded through this site.
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:
- Measles (Rubeola)
- Rubella (German Measles)
Students enrolled in online courses only are exempt from this requirement. For more information about student immunization requirements and exemptions, visit the
University Registrar page.
If you have additional questions please contact the Office of Graduate Admission,
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 362-8714.
What is the Deadline to Apply?
For most programs, the priority deadlines are 1 month prior to the start of classes for domestic applicants and about 3 months prior to the start of classes for international students. However, we encourage you to visit the
Master’s Program Admission or
PhD pages to verify the exact deadlines for your program of interest.
Can the Course-by-Course Evaluation for International Applicants be Waived?
Can the TOEFL be Waived?
Is the GRE/GMAT Required for Admission?
What is the Cost of Tuition?
Do Out-of-State or International Students Pay a Higher Tuition Rate?
What is the Difference Between Part-Time and Full-Time Enrollment?
Is the Application Process Different for Those who Intend to Enroll on a Part-time Basis?
Where do I Indicate that I Plan on Being an Online Student?
How do Online Classes Work?
When and Where are Graduate Classes Offered?
Do you Offer Classes on DePaul’s Suburban Campuses?
Are Scholarships Available?
My Plans Have Changed. Can I Defer my Application or Admission?
What Are the Career Placement Rates for Graduates from CDM Programs?
When Do Classes Start?
How Does the Quarter System Work?
I Do Not Have a Technical Background. Am I Able to Apply to Your Graduate Program?
How Many Graduate Students Are in CDM?
What is the Typical Class Size?
Are There Many Female Students in CDM?
Are There Many International Students at CDM?