The life circumstances of our diverse body of students sometimes prevent them from being present on one of our campuses. That’s why we’ve developed an online learning program that makes it easy to take a course—or even earn your entire undergraduate or graduate degree—from a distance, with little disruption to your family or work life.
DePaul has been developing and providing innovative degree programs for working adults for over 100 years; online learning has allowed us to take that commitment to a new level. Our online degrees are backed by the reputation and resources of a well-established urban university. From our online system of libraries to our career services center and network of more than 155,000 alumni worldwide, you'll have the connections you need, wherever you are.
Whether you are an on-campus student looking for flexibility in your course schedule or a transfer student who wants to complete your degree entirely online, the Psychology Department has options to meet your needs. With multiple online courses offered every quarter, and two options for completing a Bachelor of Arts degree completely online, DePaul offers Psychology majors the chance to choose the combination of online and classroom learning that works best for them.
Learn more about the Psychology online degree program.
If you’re 24 or older and looking for the best way to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, DePaul's School for New Learning might be the ideal approach. This customized degree program is available via online classes, allowing you to complete your degree at a time and place convenient to you. But a remote location doesn’t mean you will be on your own—you will be regularly connected with faculty, professional experts, and classmates, receiving individualized attention and support throughout your academic program. You will also have access to DePaul's extensive resources, including library, academic and student support services.
There are several courses within the MBA and M.S. curriculums that are offered online, which allows for a hybrid approach to completing your degree. You'll see the online course options when you register each quarter.
The Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) online offers students without an undergraduate accounting degree the chance to obtain the competencies, skills, and abilities necessary for an accounting career. The MSA will prepare you for a career in accounting by providing a formal integrated sequence of courses which emphasize topics that are relevant to the work of a professional accountant, including the competencies required for successful preparation for the CPA exam.
Learn more about our online MSA program.
An innovative approach to online learning and a broad range of courses set apart DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM). Online learning students get a window into the classroom through the use of Course OnLine, CDM's innovative classroom capture system, which records the activities that occur during a regular class session for online students to access later, along with lecture content and other online resources and communication tools.
This innovative system allows CDM to offer more than 100 online course sections each academic quarter so students can complete the following Master of Science degrees completely online:
- Business Information Technology
- Computer Science
- Computer, Information and Network Security
- Computer Game Development
- E-Commerce Technology
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Information Systems
- IT Project Management
- Network Engineering and Management
- Predictive Analytics
- Software Engineering
Educators who have the knowledge, skills and judgment to be leaders in their field are at the heart of our graduate program in Education. Wherever you are, you have convenient access to courses taught by our full-time faculty. The College of Education offers the following online program options:
Leaders of nonprofit and government organizations have been coming to the School of Public Service since 1970 to learn critical thinking and policy analysis as well as practical management skills. DePaul’s largest graduate program in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the School of Public Service (SPS) offers two graduate degrees in a completely online format: The first is its flagship degree—the M.S. in Public Service Management, the second is the Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a specialization in International Public Management. Both online degrees use the same curriculum and faculty as their face-to-face versions.
Professional Certificate Program
Through DePaul's Office of Continuing and Professional Education (CPE), you can continue your professional studies online—courses are offered in many subject areas
CPA Review Courses
For busy, working CPA candidates, we offer a range of fully online CPA Review courses: Auditing and Attestation, Business Environment and Concepts, Financial Accounting and Reporting, and Regulation. Courses are taught week-by-week using a combination of asynchronous video, text, downloadable content, quizzes and discussion.
All courses are offered through the Driehaus College of Business, and allow candidates to earn up to eight semester hours of CPA Exam Credit. (Credit is not applicable to degree-seeking programs.) For more information, visit