At CDM, our master's degree programs generally use rolling admissions, which means we will accept an application at any time and do our best to provide you with an admission decision before the quarter in which you wish to enroll. It is highly recommended that you submit your application with enough time for us to evaluate and make a decision before the quarter begins. Below are our suggested guidelines:

If your last degree was earned:
  • In the United States: submit your application one month before the quarter begins.
  • Outside the United States, but you live in the United States: submit your application one to two months before the quarter begins.
  • Outside the United States and you live abroad: submit your application three to four months before the quarter begins.
Application requirements In order to be considered for admission, an applicant must submit the following:
  • An application for admission can be completed online at
  • An application fee of $25 (make check payable to DePaul University).
  • Official transcripts:
    • All applicants must present official transcripts from each junior college, college and university attended (even if only for one course), including DePaul University.
    • Applicants to master's degree programs must have earned a bachelor's degree with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average to be considered for admission. (Exceptions to this minimum are admission to the MS in Computational Finance or MS in Predictive Analytics which require a minimum 3.0 GPA.)
    • Any applicant who is still taking courses or completing a program at the time he/she submits an application to CDM also must submit a final transcript showing final grades and degree conferral.
The following items are not required, but can be used to supplement and strengthen an application:
  • Professional experience as evidenced by a résumé or industry certifications.
  • Letters of recommendation.
Most graduate programs in CDM begin with a set of introductory course requirements which may be waived for any of the following conditions:
  • The student has the appropriate course work to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student has appropriate and verified professional experience to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student passes a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) in the Introductory Course offered through the CDM Academic Success Center.
For additional information about financial aid opportunities for graduate students, please visit Financial Aid.

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