- You must complete all required questions in order to submit the application.
- Supplementary items such as personal statements and resumes (if
required by your program) may be emailed to the Office of Graduate
Admission or submitted through the online 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 2 business days of submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email from DePaul.
Electronic transcripts must be emailed to GradDePaul@depaul.edu
directly from the issuing institution in order to be considered official. Other required credentials may also be emailed to GradDePaul@depaul.edu
or mailed to the address below.
Please be aware that each of the graduate programs in the College
of Science and Health requires different supplementary application
materials (ex: writing sample, recommendations, etc.). In order to
determine what additional materials are necessary to complete your
application, please visit the Science and Health website
for the particular department/program to which you are applying or
contact the office of graduate admission at (773) 325-7315 or GradDePaul@depaul.edu
In order to expedite the processing of your application, we
recommend that you submit the application without uploading the
supplemental application materials. You can then choose the method by
which you submit the required materials:
- Email the supplemental materials to the office of graduate admission at GradDePaul@depaul.edu.
- Use the link you receive by email after submitting the online application to upload your supplemental materials.
- Mail hard copies of your supplemental materials to the address below:
Office of Graduate Admission
College of Science and Health
2400 N. Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
All documents submitted as part of your application become property of DePaul University and will not be returned.
The non-refundable application fee of $40.00 is payable online
after submitting the application, or by check or money order 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 Science and Health
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
Some programs allow students who meet all academic requirements but
have below the minimum TOEFL score to be granted conditional admission.
Eligible students will be required to enroll in DePaul's English Language Academy (ELA)
and meet the requirements specified before enrolling in the academic program.
The documents outlined below 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.
Students who plan to apply for F-1 or 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 if
the amount of funds shown as available by the student or sponsor on the
affidavit of support becomes unavailable after the date on this
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 the 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.
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.