The Master of Science in Public Service Management at DePaul University offers students a broad-based education with which they can pursue careers in fund raising and philanthropy, health care administration, higher education administration, metropolitan planning and urban affairs, nonprofit administration and public policy.

The degree offers four concentrations: health care administration, higher education administration, and metropolitan planning and urban affairs. Students also can pursue a standard concentration. The standard concentration of this degree can be completed entirely online as well as on-site.

This degree is accredited by National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

Mission Statement

The MS in Public Service Management degree educates leaders to work in public, private, and nonprofit organizations.  Through our cross-sectoral approach to learning, research, and service we prepare leaders to connect domestic and global issues, alleviate poverty, and build responsive and responsible service organizations.  We promote compassion for marginalized communities and service to all people with accountability, justice, professionalism, sensitivity, and transparency.

The MS in Public Service Management may also be expanded to include select graduate certificate programs covering particular areas of interest.  Students participating in a combined MS/certificate program should consult with their academic advisor to determine what coursework might count toward both programs.  A separate application process for the certificate is required.  Students who are interested in any of the following combination programs should contact the Graduate Student Services Office for additional information.

  • Public Service Management + Community Development Certificate
  • Public Service Management + Metro Planning and Development Certificate
  • Public Service Management + Global Health Certificate
  • Public Service Management + Public Health Certificate
  • Public Service Management + Social Research Certificate
  • Public Service Management + Women's and Gender Studies Certificate
Core Requirements 36 hours
Concentration Requirements 16 hours
   Total hours required    52 hours