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Certificate Programs with the School of Public Service

The School of Public Service offers two certifications in conjunction with the Chaddick Institute. These programs are designed for emerging professionals to develop planning and analytical skills and bring their careers to the next level.

Certificates require students to successfully complete several courses of graduate credit (each course carries four quarter hours). Students then must participate in a non-credit research colloquium. Each participant of the colloquium makes a presentation before a small group of students and faculty members. No more than two courses earned toward the certificate shall come from one department.

All enrollees must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Current DePaul students can reach out to their academic mentor for enrollment information. If you are not currently a DePaul University student, you must apply to the university as a non-degree seeking student. To learn more about the non-degree seeking student application process, contact the Graduate Admissions Office at (773) 325-7315 or