Research is a big part of the educational experience at DePaul, but it’s not the type of research that takes professors away from their students, which is the case at many large universities. It’s a collective endeavor that brings together faculty, undergraduates and graduate students, enhancing the students’ education experience and contributing to the broader dialogue of their fields of study. Many of these projects receive external funding from major private and public agencies. Some of our many research success stories are showcased on this page.
Research for Undergraduates
Engaging in research can be a transformative educational experience—one that helps define your area of interest and tie your knowledge to practical application. Every DePaul undergraduate has the opportunity to participate in a variety of research projects. Here are some of the ways you can structure your research project:
- Devising an independent research project for credit through independent studies and Junior Year Experiential Learning courses
- Collaborating with a faculty member on a research project and earning a stipend through the Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program
- Participating in the annual Undergraduate Research Conference as part of the Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium
- Applying to be part of the Research Experience for Undergraduates program, funded by the National Science Foundation, for work in medical informatics through the College of Computing and Digital Media
Explore these links to learn more about Undergraduate Research opportunities at DePaul.Undergraduate Research in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Research in the School of Computing The Medical Informatics (MedIX) ProgramChicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium
Research for Graduates
Students in our seven doctoral-level programs engage in faculty-directed research as a core part of their educational experience. Financial support, in the form of tuition scholarships and/or graduate assistantships, is provided through most programs. Students seeking a Master’s degree are also given many opportunities to learn through research. These links provide more information about graduate student research opportunities.
Research and Administration
The faculty, staff and students who participate in research projects at DePaul are supported by several different offices—the Office of Sponsored Program and Research (OSPR), the Office of Research Protections, and the University Research Council, all housed within Academic Affairs. Projects need a variety of pieces in place to be successful—whether external funding, internal grants, community service opportunities or standards and guidelines; these offices are there to provide information and assistance.
Featured Research Activities
- "We learn, we teach."
College of Computing and Digital Media faculty discuss a novel approach to computer security that focuses on systems accountability.
- Students Tackle Problems of Nonprofits
DePaul MBA students learn how to apply real-world business skills to help nonprofit communities.
- Good Neighbors
The Lincoln Park Community Research Initiative began in 1998 as part of DePaul’s centennial celebration in an effort to collect, document and preserve a shared history.
- Recommender Systems
College of Computing and Digital Media professors organize and chair the fifth ACM International Conference on Recommender Systems.