Graduate Research
CSH graduate students

Engaging in research is a fundamental experience for graduate students in the College of Science and Health. Your support could help students conduct, present, and publish original research with the expert guidance of CSH faculty. Funding may cover everything from student compensation to project expenses and conference travel. See below for examples of our innovative student research and donate now to bolster funding for these integral experiences.

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Graduate Student Research Spotlight

Napkin Problems: Solving the Puzzle

DePaul University students publish numerative combinatorics findings in The American Mathematical Monthly.

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Students Awarded $10,000 Space Grant Fellowship

Four graduate students from across the College receive the prestigious honor from the Illinois Space Grant Consortium.

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New Clues for an Extinct Megamouth Shark

Biological Sciences M.S. student Alexandra Krak uses a novel method to model the shark’s teeth.

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Community Psychology and Healthcare

PhD student Taylor Swenski conducts research at the intersection of community psychology and healthcare.

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Pursuing Equity in Healthcare

Masters of Entry in Nursing alumnus Gilliane Nwafor finds the balance between research and clinical practice. 

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Confronting the Burden of Hate

Industrial-Organizational Psychology student Carolyn Pham uncovers the weight of discrimination Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders face.

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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 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 CSH student or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student mentor. The mentor and mentee receive $750 each to collaborate on a project of their choosing beginning in Spring quarter and lasting up to one year. MUSE especially aims to facilitate undergraduate support for students from diverse, underrepresented groups.

The application deadline is March 1. Students must have a corresponding research partner and faculty sponsor prior to applying. 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. 

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.

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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.