MALS/IDS at the DePaul University Graduate School Open House- October 16th

The MALS/IDS Programs will have a table at the DePaul Graduate School Open House on Thursday, October 16th and would love to see you there!

You are invited to attend this Graduate School Open House to learn more about our Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and our Interdisciplinary Studies Programs.

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)

  • MALS has a core curriculum beginning with four rich interdisciplinary courses and ending with a thesis or culminating project of your own design. Between the core and the culminating project, you choose electives from any area in the liberal arts, creating your own concentration.
  • MALS is an interdisciplinary graduate program for working adults- a true master’s program with intellectual rigor. For MALS students, education is a priority. Through the program, you will be transformed into a confident intellectual with knowledge and skills that can advance your personal success and satisfaction– in life and in the world.

Masters of Arts/Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)

  • IDS has no core curriculum; a thesis is not required, but you may choose to do a thesis or culminating project. The IDS program is 100 percent student-constructed (with faculty assistance and oversight).
  • IDS is the only graduate program in the Chicago area that permits a completely individualized course of study by allowing you to choose classes not only from different departments, but even from different colleges and schools within the university. In this program, you are highly independent and autonomous. IDS is the right choice for both the professional seeking to retool for a career shift and for the intellectually driven adult whose interests lie in areas beyond traditional liberal arts.

Location: Lincoln Park Campus Student Center
Room 120
2250 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Time: Open House: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Graduate Admission FAQ Panel begins at 4:00 p.m.

For more information about the Graduate Open House please call 773-325-8312 or email the Admissions Office at

More information and the registration link can be found on the Admissions Event Calendar.