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Welcome from the Dean

​Thank you for visiting our web site! 

Gerald P. Koocher
Our faculty and staff take particular pride in the range of degree programs and opportunities we offer to our students, as we aim to become a premier launching pad in Chicagoland for those seeking a career in the natural sciences, mathematics, psychology, and health professions. Our professional advisors, modern lab facilities, small class size, and engagement of students in research alongside dedicated faculty mentors distinguish a DePaul education.  Another core value is our urban mission and commitment to social justice and the service of others.

Our alliance with the Rosalind Franklin University of Medical Sciences in North Chicago offers accelerated pathways for students seeking careers in medicine, podiatry, pharmacy, physical therapy, or as physicians’ assistants. Click on links to our School of Nursing to learn more about acceleration into our master's program, as well as our doctor of nursing practice options.

We invite you to visit our campus, tour our facilities, and talk with our students and faculty.


Gerald P. Koocher, Ph.D., ABPP
Dean and Professor of Psychology