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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.
July 4th Holiday:DePaul University will close on Wednesday, July 4th for Independence Day.
Office LocationDePaul University Institute for Professional Development 243 S. Wabash Avenue, Room 301 Chicago, IL 60604Phone: (312) 362-6282Fax: (312) 362-5679E-mail:
Enhance your skills, gain a promotion, or update your resume. We offer various certificate programs such as data science, cybersecurity, and software development.
IPD offers in-class, online and hybrid programs between 2-26 weeks long. We have an option to fit your busy schedule.
Certificate students have access to our comprehensive Career Center, library services, including Safari Books and Books 24x7, discounted software, and more.
Retool Your Career
Learn about our new, need-based financial award, the Chou Family IPD Scholarship
A 26-week intensive program for career changers in technology
Learn about the new, need-based financial award, the Chou Family IPD Scholarship.
If you’re a DePaul degree-seeking student with SAP ERP experience, check out our workshop to prepare for the SAP TS410 certification exam.
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