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Entry Requirements

Joining DePaul as an International Student

You will need to meet both academic and English language requirements to study at DePaul University. Speak to a member of our team to find out more.

Undergraduate Students

  • Direct Entry to an Undergraduate Degree

    If you meet the academic requirements of the University and the higher English language requirements below (or speak English as a first language), you can apply directly to an undergraduate degree program.

    • IELTS: 6.5 overall
    • TOEFL iBT: 80
    • Duolingo: 105
    • GPA: 2.75

Graduate Students

  • Direct Entry to a Graduate Degree

    If you meet the academic requirements of the University and the higher English language requirements below (or speak English as a first language), you can apply directly to a graduate degree program:

     

     

    TOEFL iBT / IELTS

    GPA

    College of Computing and Digital Media
    80 / 6.5
    (also 110 Duolingo / 53 PSE)
    2.5 all programs except 3.0 for Creative Producing MFA and Data Science MS
    Kellstadt Graduate School of Business 80 (no section lower than 17) / 6.5 (also 110 Duolingo / 53 PSE) 3.0 all programs except 2.5 for Business Analytics MS
    College of Communication 96 / 7.5 2.5
    College of Education 96 / 7.5
    2.5
    College of Law 90 / 6.5 2.5
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    96 / 7.5
    2.5
    College of Science and Health
    80 / 6.5
    96 / 7.5 Chemistry MS
    2.5
    School of Continuing and Professional Studies
    96 / 7.5
    2.5
    School of Music
    80 / 6.5
    2.5
    The Theatre School
    80 / 6.5
    2.5