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 Program Admission Deadlines

 

Part-Time MBA: Set Your Own Pacetest

The DePaul Part-Time MBA offers a flexible schedule of weekday evening classes and a choice of c​oncentrations.  ​Learn more.


Students may apply to enroll in any quarter. To ensure that you will be able to enroll in the quarter of your choi​ce, we recommend that you apply by these dates: 


​Enrollment Quarter​ ​Domestic Student Deadline International Student Deadline​
​Fall ​Aug. 1 ​July 1
​Winter ​Nov. 1 ​Oct. 1
​Spring ​March 1 ​Feb. 1
​Summer ​May 1 ​​April 1​
 

If you need assistance to complete your application and/or have questions, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or kgsb@depaul.edu.​

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Evening Cohort MBA: Prepare Yourself for Leadershiptest

Unique to the Chicago market, the ​DePaul Evening Cohort MBA is for working professionals who​ have at least five years of experience and want to advance to senior leadership. The program combines the network-building advantage of taking courses together with a peer group of professionals and the convenience of an evening class schedule. Learn more.​

The Evening ​Cohort MBA starts in the fall​, but students may submit their applications any time of the year. The admission committee meets in February, April and July to make decisions on applicants. Students who apply after these deadlines may have their applications considered if space remains available. 

​​If you need assistance with completing ​your application and/or have questions, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or kgsb@depaul.edu ​​

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Full-Time Cohort MBA: Take the Fast Tracktest

Take the fast track to earning your degree in this program designed for early career professionals and career changers who want to take day classes and complete their MBA in 18 months.​ Learn more.

The Full-Time Cohort MBA program starts in the fall, but students may submit their applications any time of year.

The admission committee meets in February, April and July to make decisions on applicants. Full-time Cohort MBA applicants who wish to be considered for scholarships or graduate assistant positions should apply by April. 


Students who apply for admission after these deadlines may have their applications considered if space remains available.

​If you​ need assistance with completing your applications or have questions, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or kgsb@depaul.edu ​​

Specialized Master's Degrees: Focus Your Business Expertisetest

While MBA programs cover a broad range of business issues, MS degrees provide a depth of knowledge in specific business areas. These degrees are designed for recent graduates and working professionals. Learn more.


Students may apply to enroll in any quarter. To ensure that you will be able to enroll in the quarter of your choi​ce, we recommend that you apply by these dates: 

​Enrollment Quarter​ ​Domestic Student Deadline International Student Deadline​
​Fall ​Aug. 1 ​July 1
​Winter ​Nov. 1 ​Oct. 1
​Spring ​March 1 ​Feb. 1
​Summer ​May 1 ​​April 1​
 

If you need assistance to complete your application and/or have questions, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or kgsb@depaul.edu.​

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Corporate-based Cohort Degree Programstest

DePaul partners with Chicago organizations to offer onsite education programs, including graduate business degree programs.


Application dates vary for these p​​rograms.  Please contact the Kellstadt Admission Office at (312) 362-8810 or kgsb@depaul.edu for more information.

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Doctorate in Business Administrationtest

The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is designed for high potential individuals who seek to take their careers to the next level by acquiring a mastery of sophisticated applied research for addressing contemporary business issues. 

Students may submit their applications any time of year for admission into the program in the fall. The admissions committee meets in March, May and July to make decisions on applicants who applied during the fall, winter and spring quarters, respectively. 

For full DBA admission criteria and deadlines, visit go.depaul.edu/DBA​

 

 Admission Requirements

 

GMAT/GRE Test Scores and Waiver Policytest

Programs with No GMAT/GRE Requirement​

Applicants to the following programs are not required to submit GMAT or GRE scores:

  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Science in Entrepreneurship 
  • Master of Science in Hospitality Leadership and Operational Performance 
  • Master of Science in Human Resources
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Marketing
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Management
  • Master of Science in Taxation
  • Doctorate in Business Administration 

Programs with GMAT/GRE Requirements

Applicants to the following programs are required to submit GMAT or GRE scores, unless they qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver (see waiver policy below) or other exclusions noted below: 

  • All MBA Programs 
  • Master of Science in Accountancy
  • Master of Science in Computational Finance
  • Master of Science in Economics and Policy Analysis (see waiver policy below for applicants who have earned undergraduate degrees in economics from DePaul). 
  • Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management 
  • Master of Science in Finance 
  • Master of Science in Marketing Analysis 
  • Master of Science in Real Estate 
  • Master of Science in Supply Chain Management​
  • ​Master of Science in Wealth Management (see waiver policy below for applicants who have earned CFP, CFA, CPA, MBA or related advanced degrees). 

GMAT information, including test dates, a list of test centers, and applications for the exam, may be obtained at mba.com or by contacting Pearson VUE at (951) 681-3000. Submitted score reports must come directly to DePaul University from Pearson VUE.
   
GRE information can be obtained at ETS.org. DePaul's GRE code is 1165.

GMAT or GRE tests taken more than five years prior to the date of application are not considered valid.

GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy 


Applicants may petition the admissions committee for a waiver of the GMAT or GRE based on any one of the following criteria: 

  • Five years of progressive work experience, showing both management and quantitative responsibilities, after completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • A completed JD, MD, PhD from a United States higher education institution and quantitative skills, or a quantitative-based master’s degree, such as a master’s degree in finance, and an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. 
  • LSAT Score of 160 or higher and an undergraduate degree from an accredited university.
  • Successful completion of all parts to the CPA exam and an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. 
  • Successful completion of all parts to the PE exam and an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. 
  • Driehaus College of Business undergraduate program alumni applicants to the Part-Time MBA with a DePaul cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and two years of professional work experience. 
  • MS in Economics and Policy Analysis applicants who have earned a DePaul University undergraduate economics degree. 
  • ​MS in Wealth Management applicants who have earned one or more of the following: CFP, CFA, CPA, MBA or related advanced degree. 

All requests should be submitted with the applicant’s resume and transcripts to kgsb@depaul.edu​. Please indicate your reasons for requesting the waiver and include all relevant supporting documents. Not all waiver requests are granted and students who already have taken the exam will not be granted a waiver.
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Application Processtest

Apply online and submit a $60 application fee. Online applicants may pay by credit card. Otherwise, fees may be paid by check or money order payable to DePaul University.

Read more​ about special instructions for international students.

Essaytest

Applicants to all MBA and MS programs are required to submit an essay explaining their interest and professional goals.


EDBA applicants are required to submit a personal statement, not to exceed 1½ pages, outlining professional and research goals via the online application. 

Visit go.depaul.edu/EDBA ​for full EDBA admission requirements.


Letters of Recommendationtest

All MBA program applicants should submit two letters of recommendation from current or previous employers. The letters may be submitted through the online application or kgsb@depaul.edu. Be sure to include the name of the recommender and applicant’s name​ on each letter.

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DBA applicants: two letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by the writers, per instructions in the online application. Visit go.depaul.edu/DBA for full EDBA admission requirements.

 

Letters of recommendation are optional for applicants in all other Kellstadt degree programs.​ ​


Resume/Curriculum Vitae test

Applicants to all Kellstadt programs are required to submit resumes that summarize work experience and educational background. ​

Interviewstest

Interviews are required only for applicants to the Full-time Cohort MBA program. The admission committee may require applicants to other programs to schedule an interview if necessary.​

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Official Transcriptstest

The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business requires official transcripts from all colleges and universities where an applicant to an MBA or MS program has obtained a degree. The admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree. Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers.

Please contact our admissions committee with questions at kgsb@depaul.edu​.
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Read more​ about transcript requir​ements for international students.

 

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