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Entrepreneurship (MS)

Entrepreneurship (MS)

Think creatively and generate new business ideas

The Entrepreneurship MS program will prepare you for the challenges of turning opportunities into thriving businesses. With a master’s in Entrepreneurship from DePaul, you’ll learn how to develop corporate innovation and cultivate new product development strategies—either independently or within an existing organization.

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Engage with the city’s start-up incubators

Chicago is a hub for start-ups. You’ll work adjacent to the world-class incubators, accelerators and programs that operate out of 1871, the nation’s largest entrepreneurial space. Here, you’ll take advantage of a highly competitive network and collaborate with industry innovators.

Application Deadlines

Enrollment Quarter Domestic Student Deadline International Student Deadline
Fall August 1 July 1
Winter November 1 October 1
Spring March 1 February 1
Summer May 1 April 1

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, essay, résumé and official transcripts.

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Required Courses

You’ll take eight core courses and four elective courses.

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Top graduate entrepreneurship programs, The Princeton Review (2019)


The average reported salary for 2016 Entrepreneurship MS grads was $87,500

Our faculty are industry innovators

DePaul was one of the earliest founders of entrepreneurship education in the U.S. And today our faculty members are at the leading edge of innovations to help students develop business plans and identify new business ideas. Study entrepreneurial growth strategies with faculty leaders, like Professor Lisa Gundry. She is a professor and author, conducts research, provides consultation and is a frequent speaker to executive leaders on design-thinking for innovation.

"The MS in Entrepreneurship program teaches you valuable insights about running an entrepreneurial venture. The program made me knowledgeable in all aspects of a business, ranging from the importance of innovative organization culture to the need for businesses to be socially conscious."

Raju (MS '17)
Head of Technology, Mabbly

Raju, DePaul Entrepreneurship MS alum  

Alumni Network

You’ll benefit from extensive networking opportunities with DePaul’s strong alumni network, including more than 65,000 business alumni. Connect with fellow entrepreneurship grads, who have collectively started more than 100 companies.


Graduate school is an investment in your future. Kellstadt awarded more than $3 million to incoming students last year. Learn more about scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or

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