Graduate Research
CSH graduate students

Research is a crucial part of the graduate student experience in DePaul’s College of Science and Health (CSH). Here you will find college-level information resources for CSH graduate students.

Graduate Student Research Spotlight

Math Students Solve for Systems, Consensus

Graduate students Jason Echevarria (left) and Michael Bonthron recently published applied mathematics theses connecting abstract theory and real-life application.

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Mental Health with a Community Mindset

Students in combined Community Psychology Master's Program launch careers, internships with 'Vincentian drive to take action.'

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Nursing Student Receives Schweitzer Fellowship

This summer Nicholas Cooper, a graduate student in the School of Nursing, received the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group’s distinguished Schweitzer Fellowship.

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Graduate Research Fund

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The Graduate Research Fund (GRF) supports DePaul College of Science and Health graduate students, providing funding for conducting research and presenting research at academic conferences. Graduate students who seek a GRF award should first read the application instructions and then submit the GRF application online by the deadlines that fall annually on:

  • October 1
  • February 1
  • May 15
If the deadline falls on a weekend, apply by the following business day.

Faculty mentors will also need to complete the online GRF sponsor endorsement by the corresponding deadline. GRF applicants should request their faculty mentor's endorsement at least two weeks prior to the deadline. Students should provide the title of their project, their student ID number, and their application to their faculty mentor in advance.

If you have any questions regarding the GRF application process, please contact CSHResearch@depaul.edu or Dr. Susan D. McMahon, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs.

Master's-Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (MUSE)

MUSE is a pilot mentorship program designed to support both research learning opportunities for undergraduate students and original graduate student research, including thesis work. With a MUSE grant, CSH undergraduate students conduct research with the guidance of a Master's level student mentor. The mentor and mentee receive $750 each to collaborate on a project of their choosing from May 2023 through May 2024, while gaining experience presenting their work to the scientific community.  MUSE partners are expected to participate in the STEM Undergraduate Research Showcase​ in the Fall and are encouraged to further present or publish their work, including in the College's undergraduate research journal, DePaul Discoveries. MUSE especially aims to facilitate undergraduate support for students from diverse, underrepresented groups.

The application deadline for this academic year is May 1.  Students must have a corresponding research partner and faculty sponsor prior to applying, and student partners must apply jointly to be considered. Partners do not have to be from the same department, and inter-disciplinary collaboration is encouraged. Students who do not have a partner should reach out to CSHResearch@depaul.edu for matching support immediately and well before the application deadline. Please note that a match is not guaranteed, and students are encouraged to seek their own partnerships by sharing their research interests with faculty and students for successful matching. 

Applicants will be notified of a decision in early May, after which the program term begins. To submit, please complete the following steps. All materials must be received by the deadline to be considered: 

  • ​Develop the project (can be thesis based) and discuss with your faculty sponsor.
  • Meet and discuss the project with your research partner.
  • Download and read the application instructions​.
  • Fill out and submit the MUSE student application. Mentees complete the Undergraduate​ form while mentors complete the Graduate form.
  • Ask your faculty sponsor to complete and submit the online recommendation​.

Graduate Scholarships​

Graduate students have many opportunities to pursue externally-funded scholarships that can be used to fund their academic work.

Click here to see more about scholarships

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The Office of Advising and Student Services assists graduate students throughout their academic study in the College of Science and Health, from new student orientation through graduation. For more information about graduate advising or questions about how to contact your advisor, please visit the Office of Advising and Student Services.

Via Sapientiea

Theses and Dissertations

Via Sapientiae is the institutional repository at DePaul University for graduate student theses and dissertations. Electronic versions of recent theses and dissertations by College of Science and Health (CSH) students at DePaul University are archived here.

Please visit the CSH Graduation Requirements page or contact the graduate student services administrator in the Office of Advising and Student Services via CSHGraduation@depaul.edu for more information on the CSH submission processes and procedures for theses and dissertations.

Library Research Support​

The DePaul University  Library​ supports all phases of a research project, including preliminary literature searches, developing research questions and hypotheses, guiding search methodologies, managing and sharing citations, and identifying journals for publication. The library also offers the following:

    • Assigned librarians for ongoing support to researchers on an individual, pair, or group basis, program presentations, or workshops.
    • Subject and activity-focused Research Guides that provide convenient access to online databases, background information sources, research tips and more.
    • Research guidance and assistance ​(live chat, texting, email, video tutorials, Zoom).
    • Collaborative study and meeting spaces, computer workstations, printing/scanning, poster printing, and 'green screen' audio-visual/recording room.
    • Mechanisms for requesting library materials to support specific research needs, including I-Share book requests, interlibrary loan, and suggestions for purchase.