About

Cut through the noise with communication that makes a difference.

Today’s audiences are bombarded with messages from all directions. How to get through? Drive and talent, knowledge and skills. You bring the first two; DePaul’s College of Communication will help you with the rest.

Communication degree programs to fit your goals and dreams.

DePaul's Undergraduate Business College

Undergraduate Programs

DePaul’s College of Communication offers eight communication majors that blend theory and practice in your chosen field.

Undergraduate Programs
DePaul's Graduate Business School

Graduate Programs

Choose from five Master of Arts degrees in communication across a variety of fields to advance your career.

Graduate Programs

College of Communication Enrollment

1,662

Undergraduate
Students

184

Graduate
Students

70

Countries
Represented

Alumni Network

DePaul Communication graduates are
well connected to an alumni network of 8,500.

Freshman Retention & Graduation Rates

2016:

85%

first-year retention

53%

four-year graduation

73%

six-year graduation

A national reputation for academic excellence

DePaul University is a name-brand educational institution, widely known and respected in the communication field. We are the largest private, not-for-profit university in the Midwest and the 13th-largest private institution nationally for a reason—the quality of the education we offer.

Within the College of Communication, our student media outlets win national awards, and our Public Relations and Advertising program is top-ranked. In addition, our Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence bridges the gap between academics and the professional world. Hundreds of our students participate in internships and receive course credit along with industry experience to add to their résumés.

400+

More than 400 guest lectures take place in the college each year

295

Students participated in 295 internships during the 2016-2017 academic year

Major-market exposure and opportunities

Chicago is the big time for communicators, home to Fortune 500 corporations, middle-market leaders and innovative start-ups; health care institutions and not-for-profits of every size and shape; major-market newspapers, media outlets, public relations firms and advertising agencies.

Alumni everywhere

You'll find DePaul alumni in every corner of the business and media community, more than 180,000 strong across the United States and the world, over 116,000 of whom are in the Chicago area—a vast network for contacts, counsel, internships and jobs. Learn More.

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