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Admission Criteria and Procedures

Participants in the certificate program must have a four-year degree.  Applicants must submit an official transcript and current resume. Any requests for exceptions to the above admissions requirements must be made in writing to the Program Director.


Cost for the six-course curriculum is $4700, plus books and materials (books are not included in the tuition).  You should budget approximately $500 for books.  Payment must be paid in full before the first class unless you enroll in the payment plan.

This program is approved for VA Education Benefits.  For VA Education Benefits, please contact Duquesne University, Kathleen Scheer at 412.396.6211 or scheer@duq.edu.

Tuition Discounts

Attend an information session and receive $100 off your tuition or receive a 10% discount when 3 or more employees from the same company enroll.

Refund and Transfer Policy

Tuition will be refunded 100% prior to the first weekend of class, 90% after the first weekend of class, and no refund after the second weekend of class.

Requests to transfer to a another cohort are handled on a case-by-case basis.  Students must submit a letter of request to the Program Manager for review and approval.

Group Discount

A discount of 10% will be instituted for any company sending 3 or more employees.  Thus, for those 3 or more employees from a single firm, the tuition adjustment would be $4230.

Visit a Class

You can visit a class to see if this is a good "fit" for your career.  Please call or email us to schedule.

Program Director

Dr. Erroline M. Williams
Director, Professional Development and Corporate Outreach
School of Leadership and Professional Advancement
Duquesne University
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282