The Center for Professional Development provides progressive, in-demand, and accessible professional education with a personalized approach. Our high-quality programs are designed to develop new skills and refresh existing proficiencies so you can gain the competitive edge within the market. 

Through workshops and certificates credentialed by the University of Denver, we foster professional and personal growth that will elevate your career and open doors to exciting new opportunities.

  • Accreditation

    University of Denver maintains the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States. The commission sets a standard of integrity for universities, taking into consideration the academic mission, strategy, resources, assessment process, teaching effectiveness, student learning, usefulness of curricula, and community involvement.

  • Mission

    The mission of the University of Denver (DU) is to promote learning by engaging with students in advancing scholarly inquiry, cultivating critical and creative thought, and generating knowledge. Our active partnerships with local and global communities contribute to a sustainable common good. Learn more about DU's vision, values, and goals here.  

    The Center for Professional Development provides quality, accessible professional education designed to develop new skills and refresh existing proficiencies so you can advance your career.

  • Visit Us

    Visit the University of Denver

    The Center for Professional Development is located at 2211 S. Josephine Street on the beautiful University of Denver campus (see location on campus map). If you plan to visit campus, you must follow the University of Denver COVID Visitor Protocols, outlined here, which includes completing the Visitor Screening Survey within 12 hours prior to arriving on campus. 


    Except in special circumstances, the Center for Professional Development does not provide parking for students. Campus is accessible by a variety of public transit options (see below) and paid visitor parking as available in some on-campus lots. CPD provides students with information about paid visitor parking, as well as parking maps, and we are happy to answer any questions related to campus parking, as needed.  

    For more information about DU campus parking, visit Parking & Mobility Services

    Email: parking@du.edu

    Phone: 303-871-3210

    See DU Campus Map

    Driving Directions

    From points north of Denver:

    1. Take I-25 south toward Colorado Springs.
    2. Take the University Boulevard exit (Exit 205).
    3. Turn right onto South University Boulevard and drive south approximately 0.1 miles.

    From points south of Denver:

    1. Take I-25 north.
    2. Take the University Boulevard exit (Exit 205).
    3. Turn left onto South University Boulevard and drive south approximately 0.1 miles.

    Public Transportation

    RTD and Light Rail access to campus is available at the University of Denver station. The DU light rail station is a short walk from the heart of campus (about 8 minutes).  Please consider using light rail to attend events!

    University of Denver Lines: E/F/H

    Station Address: 1901 E. Buchtel Blvd

Short Courses, Big Impact

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What you learn today can be applied tomorrow with short courses that make an immediate impact. Expand your knowledge and reach new levels within your current role or the next one.

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From leadership development to in-demand technical skills, earn a non-credit certificate to help you stand out in a competitive market. It’s more than a line on your resume, it’s a whole new set of skills.

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Our programs leverage the expertise of University faculty and industry leaders from around Denver and the Front Range. 

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University College

University College offers career-focused graduate programs and bachelor’s completion to busy adults entirely online and evenings. With programs designed for working professionals, University College is an ideal starting point for those seeking continuing education.

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Who We Are

Teri Markle
Teri Markle, Associate Dean for Continuing Education


Christine Gallager, MSW, Director


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Anna Inazu, Program Manager


Sarah Brin
Sarah Brin, Program Manager