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Excellence in Education for Adults

You've been thinking about "going back to school" but can't quite picture yourself in a setting filled with young people whose lives and life experiences have been so different from your own. Don't let that stop you. Duquesne University provides programs for people just like you-ready to take the next step but out of practice when it comes to tests and homework. The good news is that your coursework is a lot like the projects you complete at work and the programs are designed for people with diverse responsibilities. Wonder how that's possible? Keep reading.

Excellence in Education for Adults

Welcome to Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement. At SLPA you can experience the academic excellence for which Duquesne is renowned, combined with the innovative programs and convenient schedule options necessary for today's working adults.

We offer a number of bachelor's and master's degrees in Pittsburgh and online. Professional certificates are also available.

At Duquesne you can:

  • learn from distinguished faculty who bring academic and industry expertise to the classroom
  • be part of a peer-learning community with other adult students
  • apply what you learn in class both professionally and personally

The School of Leadership and Professional Advancement offers:

  • Class schedules and formats for working adults
  • Flexible payment options, including corporate deferment
  • Online resources and services
  • Opportunities to earn credit through prior learning
  • Quality education in the Duquesne University tradition
  • Special programs for active and veteran service members

...and when you earn your degree you'll join a network of more than 84,000 active DU alumni.

A Higher Degree of Impact

There is a lot more we could tell you about our programs, and we're ready to do that. But we think it's more important for you to know what the people who know them best tell us. Students and alumni often indicate that their Duquesne University degree assists them in enhancing their skills in their current position as well as obtaining new careers. Pamela Hoebeck is one such alum. She recently accepted a position as a regional sales manager for Proctor & Gamble and celebrated her birthday at the same time. She attributes landing her "dream job" to the degree she earned at Duquesne.

"It was the best birthday present I could have received. During the interview, the vice president was very impressed with my degree from Duquesne and even commented on Duquesne's excellent reputation. I am certain that I wouldn't have gotten the job without my degree."