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.

Interested in learning more? Attend on-campus or online information sessions, visit over lunch, tour our campus, or meet individually with an admission officer. Register here.

Master's Admission Master of Fine Arts Admission Doctor Of Philosophy Admission

General Application Process

  1. Choose the graduate program that best fits your academic/professional goals. Applicants may have one active application per quarter.
  2. Complete an online application ($25 application fee applies).
  3. Send your official transcripts to the CDM Graduate Admission Office.
  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.

Document Submission

  1. U.S. Transcripts

    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.
  2. International Transcripts

    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.
  3. 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 Information

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/Pertussis
  • Measles (Rubeola)
  • Mumps
  • Rubella (German Measles)
  • Meningococcal

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, or call (312) 362-8714.

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.

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CDM Graduate Admission Office
14 E. Jackson (Daley)
Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60604

Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm

(312) 362-8714

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