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DePaul University College of Communication Mission Statement

The College of Communication blends theory and practice in high caliber, cutting edge, boundary-crossing scholarship and teaching. With urban resources, advanced technologies, and innovative teaching we prepare liberally educated students to lead and serve responsibly in the 21st Century.” — Vision 2012

The study of communication is essential for strengthening a democratic society and for enhancing the interpersonal, organizational, mediated, intercultural and cross-cultural understanding required to compete in a global workplace. Our mission is to provide substantive knowledge and meaningful learning experiences in all realms of communication. We equip students with the necessary critical and practical skills to traverse emerging interactive environments, to participate as fully-engaged citizens, and to succeed in the twenty-first century workplace.

We prepare our students to be critical thinkers—gaining the qualities of independence and objectivity, of discernment and judgment, which are so important to successful communication in work and in life. We train students to effectively manage information and hone their writing and oral communication competencies. We share our knowledge and expertise with the broader local and international community, advancing DePaul University’s social mission. We strive for students to be ethically and socially responsible citizens, future leaders and engaged alumni. We promote our college as a model of diversity, serving a diverse student body and emphasizing issues of multiculturalism and diversity in our programs.

Contact Us

Mailing Address
DePaul University
College of Communication
1 East Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-2201
(Note: Please mail admission materials to the admission addresses listed below.)

Office Location
DePaul University
College of Communication
The Daley Building
14 East Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
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Main telephone: (312) 362-8600
Fax: (312) 362-8620

Graduate Admission Contact Information
Office of Graduate Admission
2400 North Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614-2215
Telephone: (773) 325-7315
E-mail: graddepaul@depaul.edu

Office of Undergraduate/Transfer Admission
1 East Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (312) 362-8300
E-mail: admission@depaul.edu