What will I learn?

The Graduate GPP offers students the opportunity to gain language, study and cultural skills in a highly-supportive environment while earning academic credit towards their chosen program of study.

Pathway Program Options

  • Standard 3-Quarter Pathway
  • Extended 4-Quarter Pathway
  • Extended Plus 5-Quarter Pathway

Each quarter you will take a combination of DePaul academic courses (credited) and English courses (non-credit). Course options are dependent upon the required Pathway. Once you have reached the required English level you can exit to DePaul University.

DePaul University GPP students can choose from the following graduate programs offered. A full list of programs offered for direct entry is available here.

College of Computing and Digital Media

  • Master of Science in Computer Science (STEM)
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity – Computer Security (STEM)

GPP Benefits

  • Progression to a DePaul graduate program upon successful completion of the Pathway program
  • Dedicated Student Services Advisor
  • English and academic support from highly trained instructors
  • Courses and events with both domestic and international students
  • Non-credit support courses for academic success
  • Social and cultural organized activities
  • Guidance in finding university clubs and activities of interest
  • State-of-the-art residence facilities

Which department am I in?

DePaul University Global Pathway Program

Study options

Full Time (Standard GPP: 2 quarters of academic and English courses 12 credits; Extended GPP: 1 or more quarters of ESL courses, 2 quarters of academic and English 12 credits)

Tuition fees
CDM Standard Pathway 2-Quarter: USD $18,025/year; CDM Extended Pathway 3-Quarter: USD $21,620/year
Application deadline

17 April 2020

Start date

15 June 2020


DePaul University Global Pathway Program

1 E Jackson Blvd,



60604, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

GPA: CDM 2.5

Standard GPP:

70 TOEFL or 6.0 IELTS or waived for students who complete midway EC's pre-advanced level of English

Extended GPP:

60 TOEFL or 5.5 IELTS or waived for students who complete EC's upper intermediate level of English