The Institute for Professional Development


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ IPv6 Program

IPv6​ Program Details​


IPv6 Forum Certification

We are pleased to announce that DePaul's 10-week IPv6 Program is now acknowledged as a Certified Course (Silver level) by the IPv6 Forum's Education Certification Logo Program. It is currently the only university program in the United​ States that holds such certification. In addition, DePaul will offer students in its IPv6 Program the option of taking a certification examination--a passing grade on both the IPv6 Program and the certification examination will qualify students to earn the IPv6 Forum's Certified Engineer (Silver) credential.

The IPv6 Forum is a worldwide, non-profit consortium which advocates for improvement in IPv6 awareness, technology, industry issues, and education.


A 10-week intensive online program providing comprehensive coverage of IPv6 technologies and strategies for transitioning enterprise networks to IPv6. The goal of the program is to educate IT professionals with an understanding of the key technologies, decisions, and processes required to transition an organization from a IPv4-only network to dual IPv4/IPv6 network infrastructures. The program is ideally suited for IT managers, network managers, administrators and engineers, as well as others who must manage or participate in the transitioning of a corporate network to IPv6. The curriculum is designed to be accessible and useful to managers, but also offers a rich technical curriculum and Cisco IPv6 configuration labs for those in more technical roles.

The IPv6 Program is offered solely online. Program content will consist of instructor-led online video, reading materials, online discussions, homework assignments, hands-on labs and a final case study project. Networking labs will allow for application of theoretical concepts. Students will run specialized software on their home networks and will also connect to DePaul University's infrastructure to remotely configure and test small networks of IPv6 devices.

For a complete program description, please download the program's brochure.

Sample content for the IPv6 Program is also available-click here to view.

Dates & Location

Winter Quarter 2016

  • Application Deadline:Dec. 4, 2015
  • Tuition Deadline:Dec. 11, 2015
  • Classes Begin:Jan. 6, 2016
  • Classes End:Mar. 15​, 2016

On-campus section: There are no class meetings on campus. Class content is presented online, via content modules made available at specific dates through the program, beginning Jan. 6, 2016.

DePaul University reserves the right to cancel any program prior to that program's first class meeting.


Winter Quarter 2016


  • $1,950.00if registering for the undergraduate-level section (IPD 352)
  • $3,150.00if registering for the graduate-level section (IPD 452​​)

Regular DePaul University students are charged the above rates based on their degree program.

Full payment of tuition must be received by the Institute for Professional Development office before the start of the program. The tuition fee for this program is not included in the university's tuition package for full-time undergraduate students. The university's refund policy allows a return of 100% of tuition (minus a separate $25 registration fee) if the student drops the IPv6 Program by January 20, 2016

Application Fee

  • $40.00non-refundable

Each program requires a $40.00 (non-refundable) application fee that can be paid online (via credit card) during the online application process. If you need to pay this fee by check or money order, please make the check or money order payable to DePaul University and send it to:

DePaul University Institute for Professional Development
243 S. Wabash Avenue
Room 301
C​hicago, IL 60604


Textbooks are a separate purchase to be made by students.

Reading materials for certificate programs consist of textbooks and supplementary handouts. Textbook readings are considered preparatory in nature and are typically assigned prior to lectures; supplementary handouts are frequently dist​ributed to provide additional information.​

Required Textbook:
Title: Deploying IPv6 Networks
Author: Ciprian Popoviciu, Eric Levy-Abegnoli, Patrick Grossetete
ISBN#: 978-1587052101
Publisher: Cisco Press
List Price: $80.00​

Optional Textbook:
Title: TCP/IP Protocol Suite
Authors: Behrouz A. Foruzan
ISBN#: 978-0073376042
Publisher: McGraw-Hill​
List Price: $244.00​​

Payment Options

Fees are payable by check made out to DePaul University, or by credit card. For credit card payment, print out and complete the Payment by Credit Card Form.

Applicants who are eligible for a tuition reimbursement program offered by their employer and are interested in deferring their tuition payment using the university's Employer Tuition Deferral Plan, formerly known as the DePEPER Plan, must return the Employer Tuition Deferral Plan application to the Institute for Professional Development Office. Submitting this application to any other DePaul office may delay the student's registration process. Information about this plan, along with an application form, is found here ​.

Applicants who wish to use the university's In-Term Payment Plan or a third-party billing arrangement should contact the Institute for Professional Development office at (312) 362-6282 for details.


Admission Requirements

Professional work experience in the administration, support, or management of network services is recommended. Applicants are expected to have knowledge of IPv4 and Internet services.

Course Credit

The IPv6 Program is an accredited course of DePaul University, which follows the quarter system (as opposed to the semester system). Credit hours are awarded to those who successfully complete the program's academic requirements. Academic requirements may include reading and homework assignments, written assignments, labs, projects, and other assignments. No midterm or final exams are conducted.

  • Course #: IPD 352; 4 undergraduate credit hours
  • Course #: IPD 452; 4 graduate credit hours

Applicants select to register in either IPD 352 (undergraduate level) or IPD 452 (graduate level), unless they are currently degree-seeking students of the university. In that case, they are required to select the level that corresponds with their degree program. Additionally, applicants interested in enrolling in the graduate section must have completed a bachelor's degree.

IPD 352 and IPD 452 are combined courses, with all students having access to the same course material. However, students in the graduate section will be required to perform additional coursework than those in the undergraduate section.

Once the program begins, a student cannot switch from undergraduate level to graduate level or vice-versa and must remain in the level chosen or withdraw from the program. Please contact the Institute office for advice on which academic level to select.

The ability to apply these credit hours to a degree program is always determined by the college granting the degree. To view course transfer guidelines for DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), click here.

Application & Registration Procedure

All interested parties should apply for admission using the Institute for Professional Development's online application; or, to apply via fax, mail, or​ in person, print out and complete the Application Form. Upon admission, the Institute office will contact the prospective student with information and instructions about the registration process.

​Registration is restricted to admitted students. IPD staff will register students upon receipt of payment and registration form. Regular DePaul students cannot register themselves via the university's registration system.