Graduate Education Application Instructions

While our admissions process is competitive, it is also personalized, comprehensive, and fair. There is no single formula or criterion for admission. The College of Education is seeking candidates with a passion for education, diverse life and work experiences, as well as a deep commitment to making an impact in the world—as educators, counselors, researchers, policymakers, and service-minded leaders of character and integrity. 

Initial steps for completing your online application:
  • Complete all of the application screens in order to submit the application.
  • Save an unfinished application to complete at a later date. Click the "Save to Finish Later" button on any screen.
  • Important: Remember to save your password. You will need it to retrieve your application if you save it to finish later.
  • If you spend more than 60 minutes on one screen, the system will "time out." This means your information will not be saved. To avoid losing your information, be sure to click to the next or previous page within the 60-minute time limit. You will always be able to go back and forth among application screens to complete your answers.
  • Within 24 hours of submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email from DePaul.
  • Check the admissions requirements and deadlines page to familiarize yourself with important requirements information, as well as deadline dates.
  • Consult the guidelines for letters of recommendations section for content guidelines and directions for submitting letters of recommendation. Please click on your selected program from the list below for program-specific criteria.

Master's Programs

Doctoral Program

Please send all supporting documents including transcripts, personal statement and resume to:

Office of Graduate Admission
College of Education
DePaul University
2400 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-2215

With the exception of transcripts, we will also accept supporting documents via e-mail at or via fax at (773) 325-2270

DePaul University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

A copy of DePaul University's Safety & Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request. The report includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public property immediately adjacent to campus. The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and other matters. It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices and standards of the institution. A copy of this report can be obtained by contacting the Crime Prevention Office at (773) 325-7775 or by visiting the DePaul Public Safety website​.​