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Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

DePaul offers a range of degrees that span virtually every field. Our programs offer a blend of in-depth study and practical experience. And because we're known nationally for academic excellence, our reputation will enhance yours.

Use Your Hamburger University Credits to Earn Your DePaul University Degree

All of your Hamburger University courses count toward your DePaul University bachelor's degree.

By completing Hamburger University's Restaurant Management and Mid-Management curriculum, you have completed one-third of DePaul's Accelerated Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Hospitality Operations Management.

  • By completing McDonald's courses, you earn 36 DePaul credit hours — leaving you with only 18 courses to take at DePaul (73 credit hours). This saves you approximately $20,520 AND 16 months off your DePaul degree.

The Accelerated Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Hospitality Operations Management is offered by DePaul's School for New Learning. The School for New Learning is designed for working adults and offers evening, weekend and online courses.

McDonald's employees receive 10 percent tuition discount on DePaul's undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Click here to see all of the Hamburger University courses that transfer to DePaul.

Click here to see which courses are left to take at DePaul.

Please note: If you haven't completed all of the Restaurant Management and Mid-Management curriculum, you can still begin the Accelerated Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Hospitality Operations Management and earn credit for the Hamburger University courses you have taken.

Ready to get started? Please contact Shirley Bono, Assistant Dean of School for New Learning, at (312) 362-5616 or sbono@depaul.edu to learn how your Hamburger University credits apply to DePaul's Accelerated Bachelor of Arts degree.

Online Offerings

Some degree programs are offered entirely online. You'll get the same small classes and personal attention DePaul is known for.

Certificate Programs*

DePaul offers more than 30 certificate programs through Continuing and Professional Education (CPE). These programs are offered on campus, online and can be customized and taught on-site to meet the need of organizations — including programs in project management, human resources management, financial planning and marketing.

The College of Computing and Digital Media's Institute of Professional Development (IPD) also offers a variety of intensive certificate programs designed for IT professionals who wish to learn new technologies and upgrade their skills in a short amount of time.

*Certificate programs are excluded from the 10 percent tuition discount.​​​​