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Alliance for Health Sciences

Our Alliance for Health Sciences with the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science enriches our programs in four powerful ways:

Curricular Pathways and Early Admission

We're developing innovative, rigorous curricula that will greatly benefit qualified pre-professional students.

  • DePaul undergraduates pursuing health careers will study a comprehensive health sciences curriculum that prepares them for admission to highly competitive professional programs.
  • DePaul students will meet regularly with and get advice from faculty and staff from Rosalind Franklin, a rare benefit for undergraduates in pre-professional programs.
  • They'll be prepared for the intensity of graduate study and gain first-hand experience in Rosalind Franklin's new classrooms and labs.

We have developed accelerated (3+) programs for six highly competitive Rosalind Franklin graduate health professions programs:

Enriched Academic Programs

We are collaborating to deepen each other's academic programs, develop new programs to address emerging needs, and expand student access to clinical sites. Students will benefit from top-notch facilities and equipment at both campuses, including DePaul's two new science buildings and Rosalind Franklin's new Morningstar Interprofessional Education Center.

For example, our Master's Entry to Nursing Practice, designed for college graduates who want to enter the nursing field, is offered at both the Lincoln Park campus and the Rosalind Franklin campus. Our  faculties are discussing ways to expand our graduate nursing programs, clinical locations and interprofessional learning opportunities.

Faculty Collaboration

The alliance opens up extensive opportunities for faculty collaboration, both within their areas of expertise and across disciplines. New courses are being developed, existing courses may be taught on each other's campuses, and professors from different specialties may co-teach courses. For example:

Expanded Research

A natural outgrowth of faculty collaboration is expanded research. Our faculty members are tapping each other's expertise and gaining access to technology not available on their own campus.

We have created a joint competitive research fund that will provide seed money for new areas of exploration. These projects help both institutions secure more external funding.  The result will be a larger pool of projects through which students can engage with faculty members in scientific research. College of Science and Health undergraduates already participate in summer research and school-year internships at Rosalind Franklin.

Questions About the Alliance for Health Sciences

Please contact the pre-health advisor in the Office of Advising and Student Services by calling 773-325-8490 or emailing