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When you choose DePaul, you're choosing a university committed to the highest standards of academic quality. Through our corporate educational partnership, associates of Ascension are eligible for a 10 percent discount on tuition toward a graduate or undergraduate degree. Our programs are designed to prepare you for the next step in your career.

A premier academic reputation. DePaul is the largest Catholic university and one of the largest private, not-for-profit universities in the nation — ranked in the top 12 nationally and widely renowned for academic excellence.

Flexible formats and multiple locations. No matter where you work in the Ascension system, DePaul has a degree program for you. Choose from over 50 online degree programs and certificates and over 270 degree programs offered at our Chicago-area campuses.

Innovative Health Care Programs. Below are four of our newest and fastest-growing health care degree programs.

  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing (online program)
    With this new program, registered nurses can earn a bachelor's degree in nursing, a Master of Science in nursing, and a specialty certificate in health administration or health professions education. All courses are offered online except for clinical requirements, which may be completed in your home community.
  • Master of Science in Health Informatics (online or on campus program)
    This new degree program provides students with the essential skills and knowledge needed to implement and support IT solutions for health care service delivery and health information management.
  • Master of Science in Predictive Analytics (online or on campus program)
    This program addresses the growing demand for data scientists that have the right blend of technical and analytical skills to meet the challenge of big data analytics. The curriculum emphasizes technical proficiency and practical experience, and provides students with advanced skills in data mining, multivariate statistics, machine learning and database processing.
  • MBA in Health Sector Management (on campus)
    The MBA in Health Sector Management is designed for both health services professionals as well as those who are seeking careers in health services. The degree allows students to integrate knowledge from a number of disciplines and choose from a variety of courses in Management, Public Services and Law.

View a complete list of our health-related degree programs.

Review our list of online degree programs and certificates.​​