DePaul University Graduate Program Reviews

0% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
95%
of students recommend
(3.97 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 144 respondents

School Highlights

Most
Affordable
Regionally
Accredited
Non
Profit
High
Grad. Rate
Has Online
Degrees
Find an Online Degree:

School Ratings

Quality of Instruction
Student Financial Services
Satisfaction With Degree
Earning Potential
Prepared for Career

School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABA, + 5 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 23,539 (15,961 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 33% part-time, 67% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $18,330
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.0 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2015

Still in my first year of my masters program, so some of these responses are speculation.
3.83 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

I think that IPS should seperate from the school of public service and become more intentisive to prepare students for a career in development, especially when our experience is so limited to give us a greater edge over those already working in the field. I do feel out of all the programs in DePaul's school of Public Service, the academic rigor and devotion of its professors is way beyond the norm for other programs in MPS, and better prepares one for leadership and management in their field.
3.0 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

As an online student, I miss out on most of the socializing and networking that takes place among in-class students and that is such a big part of graduate programs. I think the university could do more to foster that among online students; it sometimes feels like the professors don't care about distance students as much as they do about the students in class. Discussion forums are readily available for those who want to make an extra effort, though. The university has an excellent distance learning platform that lets you watch classes live or recorded, and also includes a separate window for seeing what the professor writes on the whiteboard.
5.0 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program is excellent for everyone. Especially for full-time employees it allows flexibility to take courses on campus or online and majority of coursework and grading is done online. Faculty is great allways attentive and willing to help students.
3.83 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

I've been very impressed with DePaul, particularly the faculty. I'm focused on HCI, which is an emerging and rapidly growing field in technology and I feel DePaul has done well to keep up with the growth and trends in this field. Really enjoying my education!
3.0 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of the program are organization, teacher support, and academic value. The only problem with this program is that it really does not cater to adult students working full time jobs.
3.33 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

My program is a master in economic policy analysis and I feel like it will help me to get the skills and knowledge necessary to become an economist and do economic research. The disadvantage might be the fact that it is a relatively new program at DePaul University and not as well known as the other business programs.
3.67 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Visual Communications
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel like the program's required classes are useful and prepare you for more advanced work. The teachers are AMAZING! They really care and go out of their way to help you. Many of them currently work in the industry and teach, so you really get to know what the industry is like, as well as a great reference. I feel like it is expensive and the area is also very expensive. You need to live north of the school and commute, otherwise you can pay upwards of 1400 per month for a one bedroom, yikes. The area is in a city so there is crime, but I think the campus is very safe compared to the surrounding areas. It is hard work, but not overkill. I think that the teachers understand that you have a life, and really don't overload you too much. Overall, I really enjoy the school!
4.25 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Communications (Journalism & Media)
Graduation Year: 2015

The Masters in Media and Cinema Studies program is a wonderful opportunity for students who are passionate about television, film and/or radio broadcasting, theory, or production. The faculty are experienced and helpful, with great networking advice. It is located in downtown Chicago which makes it more accessible and diverse, as well as urban. There are not many scholarship opportunities for students as DePaul is a private university. The expense is an issue for students like me, who are low-wage employees and must work full-time to pay tuition and fees.
5.0 out of 5.0
-
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

I am excited to apply to DePaul University to receive my Master’s degree in Sociology. One of the reasons I chose DePaul University as one of my top schools to apply to is because of its diversity. I have attended San Francisco State, which is a very diverse school and I have attended Chicago State, which is a university that is predominately African American. After attending Chicago State, I realize that I want to attend a university with diversity because I want to learn about many different cultures and their views; I want to hear their own views, not those from academic textbooks. Attending a diverse university would help me expand my research see things through other people’s eyes instead of my own. In order to achieve this I have been volunteering at Northwestern Memorial Hospital as a survey conductor for in/out-patient experience. I choose this particular job to volunteer because I wanted to gain more experience conducting surveys and to witness that every patient has a different experience when it comes to their experience. I found this to be helpful to me because it helped me learn that everyone experiences varies from case to case and no one’s experience is the same, which will help me when I start to conduct my own research. I am also excited about applying to DePaul University’s master’s program for Sociology because of the courses that are being offered and the variety of internships that are available. After looking at the syllabi for fall, winter and spring, courses such as urban sociology and urban development policies are courses I want to learn the most about. I also want to learn more in-depth when it comes to the courses I have already taken while in undergraduate such as social theory. I am excited about the amount of internships available for this program because I find it to be difficult choosing the right internship that is right for me, so to know that I will have staff that can help me with this process is very uplifting.
0% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
Disclaimer: GraduatePrograms.com makes student reviews available via this site. The views expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the views of GraduatePrograms.com. GraduatePrograms.com takes no position with respect to the information or opinions expressed in the user comments/reviews and is not responsible for their content. For additional information, refer to our Review Guidelines.

This website offers school details to prospective students as an informational resource. The appearance of a school listing on this website should not be interpreted as an endorsement by the school of this site. With the exception of the recommend rate percentage (which is the average based student-submitted ratings to our site), all of the data is sourced either from the National Center for Education Statistics or from an official representative of the school. NCES data is updated annually to reflect the most current available data, and student review information is updated in real time. For additional information, refer to our School Data Methodology.
This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.