Graduate Programs

DePaul University GPP students can choose from the following graduate programs offered.
A full list of programs offered for direct entry is available here.

English Language Academy

DePaul's University English Language Academy (ELA) is a comprehensive learning community that provides intensive instruction to a diverse student population to help them master English. Classes are small, allowing students to receive significant individual attention. The ELA’s comprehensive approach focuses on language skills, academic and social life, and American culture to help students prepare for a successful university life at DePaul, and thriving careers in the global community.

Learn more about the levels, dates and tuition. >>

Graduate Global Pathway Checklist

• Application fully completed and signed by the student
• English Language Proficiency
   -Measured by the TOEFL or Academic IELTS
   -Score is program-specific
   -Scanned copies to be included with your application
• Scan of transcripts
• Course-by-course transcript evaluation
• Copy of identification page in passport
• Resumé or CV
• Bank Statement and Financial Affidavit of Support

Graduate GPP Entry/Exit Requirements

Graduate ProgramGPP Entry RequirementsGPP Exit Requirements*
Program Length/Credits English GPA English GPA
Standard GPP 2 quarters of academic and English courses

12 credits
70 TOEFL or 6.0 IELTS or waived for students who complete midway EC's pre-advanced level of English CDM^ 2.5
KGSB^^ 2.8
Must pass all ESL courses with a B or better CDM: Minimum 3.0 GPA;
KGSB: Minimum 3.0 GPA, maintain a 3.0 GPA in each course
Extended GPP 1 or more quarters of ESL courses**

2 quarters of academic and English

12 credits
60 TOEFL or 5.5 IELTS or waived for students who complete EC's upper intermediate level of English CDM 2.5
KGSB 2.8
Must pass all ESL courses with a B or better CDM: Minimum 3.0 GPA; 
KGSB: Minimum 3.0 GPA, maintain a 3.0 GPA in each course

*Students who meet the Exit Requirements will be admitted to DePaul University.
**Graduate Extended Program includes one or more quarters of Pre-Sessional English (dependent upon student proficiency level and progression in English courses) plus two quarters of Graduate Standard GPP.
^College of Computing and Digital Media
^^Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Students must have a background in Business, Economics, Computer Science, Math or Science.

Graduate Pathway Tuition & Fees 2018-2019

  Standard
GPP
Extended
GPP
Tuition CDM^: $17,250
KGSB^^: $20,000
CDM^: $20,845
KGSB^^: $23,595
UPASS $180 $270
Health Insurance $438 $657
English Testing Fee (1st quarter only) $40 $40
Total  CDM^: $17,908
KGSB^^: $20,658
CDM^: $21,812
KGSB^^: $24,562

*International students must take a minimum of 8 credits per quarter for an I-20.
^College of Computing and Digital Media
^^Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

Graduate Pathway Tuition & Fees 2019-2020

 CDM Standard Pathway 
2-Quarter
CDM Extended Pathway
3-Quarter
KGSB Standard Pathway
2-Quarter
KGSB Extended Pathway
3-Quarter
Tuition  $18,025  $21,620  $20,600  $24,195
Fees*  $419   $607   $419  $607
Health Insurance  $451   $677   $451  $677
Total  $18,895   $22,904   $21,470  $25,479

*Fees include student activity, health services, UPASS transportation and 1st quarter English testing fee.

Global Pathway Program Dates

 Application DeadlinesArrivalOrientationFirst Day of ClassLast Day of Class
Winter Quarter 2019 Nov 1, 2018 Jan 1, 2019 Jan 2, 2019
Jan 5, 2019
Jan 7, 2019 Mar 22, 2019
Fall Quarter 2019 Jul 1, 2019 Sep 5, 2019 Sep 6, 2019 Sep 11, 2019 Nov 26, 2019
Winter Quarter 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Jan 1, 2020 Jan 2, 2020 Jan 4, 2020 Mar 20, 2020
Summer Quarter 2020 Apr 17, 2020 Jun 9, 2020 Jun 10, 2020 Jun 15, 2020 Aug 23, 2020

Graduate GPP Sample Curriculum

College of Computing and Digital Media
M.S. Computer Science |
M.S. Cybersecurity - Computer Security 

 TOEFL/IELTS English ScoreType of CourseQ1Q2Q3Credits 
Standard GPP TOEFL iBT 70
IELTS 6.0
DePaul academic courses
credits
CSC 401
Introduction to Programming
4 credits
CSC 400 Discrete Structures for Computer Science
4 credits
CSC 402 Data Structures I
4 credits
   12
 English course in the ELA
contact hours, non-credit
 Reading and Writing for Graduate Study
6 contact hours
Listening and Speaking for Graduate Study
6 contact hours
Graduate Academic Language Proficiency
12 contact hours
 
Extended GPP TOEFL iBT 60
IELTS 5.5
DePaul academic courses
credits
Academic support and acculturation courses
non-credit
CSC 401 Introduction to Programming
4 credits
 CSC 400 Discrete Structures for Computer Science
4 credits
CSC 402 Data Structures I
4 credits
 12
 English course in the ELA
contact hours, non-credit 
 ESL in ELA
18 contact hours
Reading and Writing for Graduate Study
6 contact hours
Listening and Speaking for Graduate Study
6 contact hours
Graduate Academic Language Proficiency
12 contact hours

Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
M.S. Accountancy | M.S. Finance (STEM) | M.S. Management

 TOEFL/IELTS English ScoreType of CourseQ1Q2Q3Credits 
Standard GPP TOEFL iBT 70
IELTS 6.0
DePaul academic courses
credits
ACC 505/Fin 500 Language and Business Culture/University Experience Academic & Business Culture (cross-listed course)
4 credits
ACC 500 Financial Accounting
4 credits
Course toward major
4 credits
Accounting=
ACC 542
Finance=FIN 555
Management=
MGT 500
   12
 English course in the ELA
contact hours, non-credit
 Reading and Writing for Graduate Study
6 contact hours
Listening and Speaking for Graduate Study
6 contact hours
Graduate Academic Language Proficiency
12 contact hours
 
Extended GPP TOEFL iBT 60
IELTS 5.5
DePaul academic courses
credits
Academic support and acculturation courses
non-credit
ACC 505/Fin 500 Language and Business Culture/University Experience Academic & Business Culture (cross-listed course)
4 credits
ACC 500 Financial Accounting
4 credits
Course toward major
4 credits
Accounting=
ACC 542
Finance=FIN 555
Management=
MGT 500
 12
 English course in the ELA
contact hours, non-credit 
 ESL in ELA
18 contact hours
Reading and Writing for Graduate Study
6 contact hours
Listening and Speaking for Graduate Study
6 contact hours
Graduate Academic Language Proficiency
12 contact hours

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