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.

What´s New at IPD


Join us for our inaugural Lunch & Learn: Keys to Leading Across Cultures on Tuesday, December 5th, 12pm-1:30pm. Register for free click here

New Programs

Fundamentals of R Program
iOS Developer Program
Introduction to SQL Program
Modern .NET Web Development Program
Big Data Using Spark Program

Office Hours

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

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
The office will open from 9am-3pm on Wednesday, 11/22. The University will close from Thursday, 11/23 through Sunday, 11/26.

Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-6282