DePaul Graduate Thesis and Dissertation Conference- Fantastic Opportunity for MALS/IDS Students!

Students, if you are beginning the process of writing a Thesis or Dissertation, consider attending the upcoming Graduate Student Thesis and Dissertation Conference on February 21. 

This event is a one-day opportunity for current graduate students at DePaul to get information that can be applicable to the Thesis, Dissertation, and even portfolio or other large projects.

The goal is to provide an opportunity for information that can be applicable across disciplines and departments in an efficient manner.

Some of the sessions planned include:

  • Getting Started:  An overview of the beginning stages of starting on your thesis or major project. Content will cover many aspects from choosing an advisor to topic selection and proposal writing. An overview of developing a time line will be covered.
  • Understanding Your Writing Process:  A large writing assignment requires an individualized approach. This session will focus on identifying your style and making a plan for your process for writing that best suits you.
  • Online Database Research:  This session will give tips and tricks to utilizing the power of online databases to access research and information.
  • How Your Portfolio Can Help With Your Career Searching:  A culminating project like a portfolio or thesis can be an important unique attribute to your career search. This session will cover strategies for utilizing it in a job search.
  • Human Subjects and IRB:  An overview of IRB process at DePaul.
  • Editing:  Strategies for editing will be covered in this interactive session. Methods and their potential benefits will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to bring a piece of writing, whether a segment of current work or even a past paper, to discuss and analyze editing techniques.

What is the cost? Who can attend?

Any full or part time graduate student in degree-seeking program may attend. It is not just open to those completing a thesis or dissertation. If some of the sessions are applicable to your large paper or project, you are welcome.

This event is free and registration includes lunch. Child care is available for a $5 fee. See the RSVP site for more information!

Learn more about the DePaul MALS/IDS Programs at the Upcoming Graduate School Open House!

Come learn about the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, and the Master of Arts/Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (along with many other DePaul Graduate Programs)! Program representatives will be available to answer any and all MALS/IDS questions!

  • Who: Students interested in a Graduate Program catering to those with interdisciplinary academic interests and a passion for learning.
  • What: DePaul Graduate School Open House
  • When: Thursday, February 5 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Where: DePaul Lincoln Park Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave, Room 120
  • Why: Learn how DePaul University can help you achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Meet with faculty and staff from ten of our graduate colleges and schools. Arrive early to hear from a panel of graduate admission directors who will answer frequently asked questions (FAQs) and get an insider’s perspective on the application process at DePaul.

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 us at


DePaul Crossing Boundaries Conference Submission Deadline EXTENDED

The Deadline for poster or paper submissions to the Crossing Boundaries conference has been extended to Friday, January 23. This is a great opportunity for students to highlight their work and dialogue with other students in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Students may submit their proposals here. For more information on Crossing Boundaries, read below!

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Graduate Student Services Office is proud to present
Crossing Boundaries: Second Annual LAS Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
This conference is an opportunity to share your work with other students and faculty across departments and programs. Presenting at the conference can benefit professional and academic careers, and attending gives students a glimpse at the academic interests of their colleagues.
This year’s conference will be a one-day event, beginning at 11am. There will be a keynote address and reception.
Friday, March 6, 2015
McGowan South
1110 W. Belden Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
You may propose an individual paper or a poster presentation. All graduate students in LAS are eligible.
For more information, please visit the following link:
If you are interested in attending the event, please RSVP to
We hope to see you there!
LAS Graduate Student Services Office
DePaul University
990 W Fullerton Ave, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60614

Happy 2015: MALS/IDS Academic Review Focus Groups

Happy 2015! The DePaul MALS/IDS Program is ringing in the New Year with a little bit of Academic Review!

As MALS/IDS undergoes its Academic Review Process, we invite all current students and alumni to attend a Focus Group led by our External Reviewers, Bill Newell of Miami University, Ohio, and Ken Smith, Indiana University, South Bend.  We value your views of your current or past academic experiences. We invite all current and former students to come share their thoughts with our reviewers and academic colleagues. Coffee and light refreshments will be available.

Both sessions take place in Richardson Library Room 400, LPC; you need not attend a full session, and should feel free to drop in when you are available:

Wed., Jan. 14, 3:30- 5:30 pm.


Thurs., Jan. 15, 10:40- 11:30 am.

Feel free to contact with any questions.