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Partnership Benefits

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"Sharing courses with the same people for 18 months allows you to connect outside of the classroom and develop a better respect for the various skill sets each individual has to offer. It is a diverse group of students with backgrounds across all areas of the real estate industry. Building these strong relationships will benefit each of us moving forward, both personally and professionally."

--​Grant, MSRE '18

M​​SRE Cohort

A 2021 cohort is being formed for Chicago-based members of ULI and NAIOP to earn a Master of Science in Real Estate from DePaul University. Benefits of this unique program, available only to Chicago chapter members, include:

  • Lower Cost. A 25% tuition discount from DePaul University makes an advanced degree more financially feasible for Chicago members of ULI and NAIOP.
  • No GMAT Required.
  • Professional Network. Members of the Chicago chapters of NAIOP and ULI who complete this degree program will develop strong relationships with classmates from real estate companies across the region.
  • No Scheduling Issues. Cohort students won't have to worry about registering for courses each quarter. Instead, the business school handles course registration for this one-and-a-half year program. All classes meet in the evening to accommodate working professionals.

Find out more​ about the MSRE and how to apply.

Defer​​red Payment Option

If your company has tuition reimbursement, you have the option to defer payment until the end of the term by using DePaul's Employer Tuition Deferral Plan.

Military and Veterans Benefits

Serving returning military members has been a priority at DePaul since World War II. We do not limit the number of veterans who can enroll through the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides tuition-free education to eligible students. Learn more about your eligibility and veteran educational benefits.

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