IPD 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 catalogued as 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.

Summer Programs


Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology, and Cryptoassets: An In-depth Overview for Operations Professionals, Technologists, and Innovators on June 7th, 9AM-5PM. Registration at https://ipdblockchain.eventbrite.com. Limited early bird tickets available through May 27th.

Certificate Programs Beginning the Week of June 11th

Applications in Cybersecurity
Big Data and NoSQL
Cloud Computing Technologies
Fundamentals of R
Fundamentals of Software Testing
iOS Developer

Certificate Programs Beginning the Week of July 16th

Data Science for Business
Introduction to SQL
Modern .NET Web Development
Web Development with Javascript and HTML5

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday, 12pm-9pm
Friday, 12pm-6pm
Saturday, 9am-4pm

Memorial Day Holiday
DePaul University will be closed on Monday, May 28th.

Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-6282