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Certificate Programs

The Institute for Professional Development was formed​ by the College of Computing and Digital Media of DePaul University in 1984 to assist both individuals and businesses in keeping pace with the rapid development of computer technologies. The Institute offers a variety of intensive certificate programs designed for IT professionals who wish to learn new technologies and upgrade their skills in a short amount of time.

Certificate programs are credit-bearing courses of DePaul University and are offered on the university's quarterly schedule, with a new session beginning each fall, winter and spring. Individuals who enroll in the programs become non-degree-seeking students of the university, and enjoy all the rights, privileges and responsibilities afforded to such students.​​

Office Hours Dec. 1st – Dec. 19th:
Monday–Thursday, 12pm – 8pm
Friday, 12pm - 6pm ​

DePaul University will close for the holidays from Saturday, December 20th
through Thursday, January 1st. During this time, you may apply for admission
to winter programs at our website and you may send any inquiries to Our office will re-open on Friday, January 2nd. 

243 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-6282