General Application Process


  • Choose the graduate program that best fits your academic/professional goals.
  • Complete an online application ($25 application fee applies). 
  • Send in optional materials for consideration, including letters of recommendation. resume or industry certifications, and any GMAT or GRE test scores. (GRE or GMAT is required for MS applicants in Computational Finance and GRE is required for PhD applicants.) 
  • Send all admission documents, including official transcripts to: 
        College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) 
        Graduate Admission Office 
        243 S. Wabash Avenue, Suite 100 
        Chicago, IL 60604 

Immunization records are required for all registered DePaul undergraduate and graduate students. By Illinois law, all students born on or after January 1, 1957 and enrolled half-time (undergraduate: 6 hours, graduate: 4 hours) or more at a post-secondary institution must provide proof of immunization for:

  • Tetanus/Diphtheria 
  • Measles (Rubeola) 
  • Mumps 
  • Rubella (German Measles) 
Students enrolled in online courses only are exempt from this requirement. For more information about student immunization requirements and exemptions, go to our Immunizations section.

Program-Specific Admission Instructions

In addition to the general admission requirements, here are the program-specific admission requirements for each graduate program in the College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM):

Animation (MA)
Animation (MFA)
Applied Technology (MS) (Joint program between CDM and School for New Learning)
Business Information Technology (MS) (Joint program between CDM and Kellstadt)
Cinema (MFA)
Cinema Production (MS)
Computer and Information Sciences (PhD)
Computational Finance (MS) (Joint program between CDM and Kellstadt)
Computer Game Development (MS)
Computer, Information and Network Security (MS)
Computer Science (MS)
Computer Science/Technology Law (Juris Doctor/MS) (Joint program between Law and CDM)
Digital Communication and Media Arts (Joint program between Communication and CDM)
E-Commerce Technology (MS)
Human-Computer Interaction (MS)
Information Systems (MS)
Information Technology (IT) Project Management (MS)
Network Engineering and Management (MS)
Predictive Analytics (MS)
Screenwriting (MFA)
Software Engineering (MS)

Information For International Applicants

Learn more about graduate admission information for international students.

For More Information

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