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DePaul University — School of Public Service

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
School of Public Service
Degrees Awarded:
International Public Service, MS, Leadership & Policy Studies, MS, Master of Nonprofit Management, Master of Public Administration (MPA), Public Service Management, MS
Admissions Deadlines:

August 1st every year

Admissions Cycle:

Admission for Autumn quarter, two week turn around on compete applications

Program Start:
Classes begin September
Program Founded:
March, 2013


$40 application fee waiver; $3000 annual tuition waiver


Fellows receive a $3000 annual, academic year, tuition waiver which will continue for the student’s second year as long as the student maintains satisfactory progress in the academic program, is taking courses on a full-time basis (2 courses per term),  and successfully completes an internship in the first year.  Fellows will be placed in internships with the Vincent on Leadership: The Hay Project. The internship includes various responsibilities such as researching, planning, marketing and implementing leadership training workshops for select nonprofit venues in Chicago. The intern will have the opportunity to work both independently and as a member of a team, while gaining hands-on experience in planning, marketing and delivering leadership development opportunities. In the process, the student will broaden his/her knowledge of values-based leadership, and more specifically, Vincentian leadership. The School of Public Service educates community leaders to serve in the values of St. Vincent DePaul; fellows will follow in this mission.   Coverdell Fellows should expect to designate approximately 10 hours per week (flexible schedule; some work can be completed off site; some evening or weekend work may be required) for a total of 200 hours.

Alternatively, Coverdell Fellows are eligible to apply for six graduate assistantships positions at SPS. Eligibility includes a research background. The assistantship requires 20 hours of work in the office per week and includes 24 credit hours of tuition reimbursement for the academic year. Students in these positions receive a $7,000 stipend for their hourly work. 


Applicants for the Fellowship program must also complete the Coverdell Fellows application

The School of Public Service will award up to 5 Coverdell Fellowships per year beginning each Autumn quarter. Only new SPS students will be accepted.

For more information about the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, go to:


Or call 855.855.1961 x1440.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Ronald Fernandes
Assistant Director

School of Public Service (SPS)
14 East Jackson Blvd. Room 1608
Chicago, Illinois 60604

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