- You must complete all of the application screens in order to submit the application.
- You may save an unfinished application to complete at a later date. Click the "Save to Finish Later" button on any screen.
- Important: Remember to save your password. You will need it to retrieve your application if you save it to finish later.
- If you spend more than 60 minutes on one screen, the system will
"time out." This means your information will not be saved. To avoid
losing your information, be sure to click to the next or previous page
within the 60-minute time limit. You will always be able to go back and
forth among application screens to complete your answers.
- Within 24 hours of submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email from DePaul.
Supplementary Application Materials
Please be aware that each of the graduate programs in the College
of Communication requires different supplementary application materials
(ex: writing sample, recommendations, Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score
report). In order to determine what additional materials are necessary
to complete your application, please visit the College of Communication website
for the particular program to which you are applying or contact the office of graduate admission at (773) 325-4405 or GradDePaul@depaul.edu
All supplementary application materials should be sent directly to
the Graduate Admission Office at the address below. Remember to have an
official transcript from previous colleges and universities sent to:
Office of Graduate Admission
College of Communication
2400 N. Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614 -2215
Other required credentials may also be emailed to GradDePaul@depaul.edu
. All documents submitted as part of your application become property of DePaul University and will not be returned.
The non-refundable application fee of $40 is payable online after
submitting the application or by personal check or money order made
payable to “DePaul University” and mailed to the address above. Please
be sure to include your name on the check or money order.
For International Applicants
DePaul University requires that you submit your official
educational credentials and evaluation fee to one of the following
Evaluations from any other company will not be accepted. Please
contact the evaluation company for information on payment and fees.
After receiving your credentials, the company you have chosen will
submit their general evaluation directly to DePaul along with certified
copies of the credentials you submitted for evaluation. These documents
will be used for your admission review – please do not submit any
educational credentials directly to DePaul University.
Proof of English Language Proficiency
All students educated outside of the United States must submit
proof of their English proficiency in order to be reviewed for
admission. Students holding a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. from a
regionally accredited United States institution will have the TOEFL
requirement waived upon receipt of their U.S. transcripts.
DePaul University requires that all students earn at least 80 (ibt)
with no section lower than 17 on the TOEFL exam to be considered
proficient. However, most graduate programs require a higher TOEFL score
to be considered for admission. Please visit your chosen program’s
website for their specific TOEFL score requirements.
Please request your score report be sent to:
Office of Graduate Admission
College of Communication
2400 N Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
The DePaul University institution code for the TOEFL exam is 1165.
We will also accept an official IELTS score report in lieu of a TOEFL
Students applying for certain programs who receive a TOEFL score
below the minimum requirement and who meet all other requirements for
admission to an academic program may be granted conditional admission.
Students will be required to enroll in DePaul's English Language Academy
(ELA) until they have achieved the department requested score on the
ELA-administered paper-based TOEFL before registering for academic
Students who plan to apply for F-1 of J-1 student visa status are
required by US immigration law to submit evidence of adequate funding to
meet the estimated tuition and living expenses for their first year of
study before an I20 (used to apply for an F1 student visa) or DS-2019
form can be issued. Please submit an original bank statement, issued
within six months of your anticipated entry term, preferably in savings,
reflecting the appropriate amount in US dollars. If you will be
sponsored, request a signed and dated "affidavit" or official letter
from your sponsor indicating the amount of sponsorship, as well as the
sponsor's name, address, and relationship to you, accompanied by the
sponsor's current/original bank statement. Please note that translations
must accompany any letters or bank statements issued in a language
other than English. Promissory notes or employers' statement of
estimated earnings will not be accepted. Photo/notarized copies or
email/facsimile transmissions will not be accepted. Any false statements
made regarding financial responsibility violate US immigration laws.
DePaul is not responsible of the amount of funds shown as available by
the student or sponsor on the affidavit of support becomes unavailable
after the date on this affidavit.
The Financial Affidavit of support and Transfer Release Form (for
F1 visa holders currently attending another U.S. institution) can be
found on the Student Visas
section of our site.
Although financial documentation may be submitted after an
admission decision has been made, applicants are encouraged to submit
the appropriate paperwork as soon as possible.
Copy of Passport
All students requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 form from DePaul must submit a copy of the identification page of their passport.
Transferring Your I-20 Form
If you are currently in F-1 visa status and attending another
school, college, university of English language program in the US and
are admitted to DePaul, you must receive a new DePaul I-20 form. Please
submit the financial documents and copy of your passport as outlined
above, along with a copy of your current I-20 form, and the completed
Transfer Release form
Evidence of Immigration Status
(For non-F1/J1 students) If you are on a type of visa other than
F-1 or J-1, or if you are a permanent resident of the US, please submit a
copy of the current visa page and I-94 card in your passport, or a copy
of your Alien Registration card (front and back) as verification of
your current status.
The documents outlined above are not requirements for admission,
but are necessary for the issuance of your I-20 form. Please note that
I-20 forms can only be issued to students who are accepted to DePaul in
full-time degree-seeking programs.
DePaul University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
A copy of DePaul University's Safety & Security Information
Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request. The report
includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public
property immediately adjacent to campus. The report includes
institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and
other matters. It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices
and standards of the institution. A copy of this report can be obtained
by contacting the Crime Prevention Office at (773) 325-7775 or by
visiting the DePaul Public Safety website.