Schools and Colleges


Driehaus College of Business

Established in 1912, the Driehaus College of Business is the nation's tenth oldest business school and serves individuals and organizations seeking access to the highest quality business education as a means for achieving intellectual and professional goals. The College also encompasses our highly respected graduate programs in business.

The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business prepares students to be leaders by frequently updating its programs to keep pace with the dynamics of global business.

College of Communication

The College of Communication provides students with a combination of timeless principles and up-to-the-minute tools, whether they’re pursuing journalism; public relations and advertising;  media studies; radio, television and film; relational, group and organizational communication; or intercultural communication.

Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media

The Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) offers students a collaborative education where technology, artistry and business intersect. CDM is organized into three schools:

  • The School of Cinematic Arts is home to our animation and cinema programs, which merge creativity, technology, imagination, technique, vision and execution.
  • The School of Computing houses programs across the technology spectrum, and combines theoretical fundamentals with hands-on practice.
  • The School of Design – CDM’s newest school – is home to programs in graphic design, interactive and social media, game development, human computer interaction, and digital communication and media arts.

College of Education

The College of Education offers degree programs in bilingual/bicultural education; counseling; curriculum studies; early childhood education; educational leadership; elementary education; middle school mathematics education; reading specialist education; secondary education; social and cultural foundations of education; special education; sport, fitness and recreation leadership; and world language education.

College of Law

The DePaul College of Law was one of the first law schools in the country to introduce educational innovations like the study of negotiation techniques, courses in international criminal law and pre-trial courses in skills techniques. Today, our health law and intellectual property programs are among the best in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

The oldest college at DePaul, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) offers more than 28 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree programs. Courses meet during the day, evenings and on weekends, primarily on the Lincoln Park Campus.

College of Science and Health

The College of Science and Health (CSH) was established in 2011 to help its students meet the demands of the growing fields of science and health. CSH offers multiple undergraduate majors and graduate programs in the areas of biology, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, nursing, physics and psychology.

School of Music

DePaul’s School of Music was founded in 1912 and is dedicated to excellence in both music teaching and performance. When they’re not working with DePaul students, many of the school’s faculty serve as members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, or the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, or as some of the city’s most prominent freelance, chamber and jazz musicians.

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies builds upon DePaul University’s recognized success in educating adult learners interested in a range of innovative and timely degree programs and non-degree continuing education opportunities. Its undergraduate and graduate degrees, offered on-campus, online, and in corporate settings, are particularly designed to accommodate adult learners who must balance claims of work, family, and/or community responsibilities with their educational pursuits.

The Theatre School

Founded in 1925 as the Goodman School of Drama, The Theatre School at DePaul is the Midwest's oldest theatre training conservatory. Known for its highly structured program and set in a world-renowned theater city, the school has earned a reputation as a standard of excellence in American professional theatre training.