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Make a difference in your career - and your life - with a degree of distinction from Duquesne University. The School of Leadership and Professional Advancement provides extensive educational opportunities to nontraditional students, combining academic excellence with innovative educational programs and convenient schedule options for students who need to fit their studies around work, family and other responsibilities.

Leadership Degrees and Professional Development - Programs Overview

Duquesne's Leadership programs at the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (SLPA), have served Pittsburgh students for nearly two decades. As a means to enhance their professional effectiveness, students of our many professional development programs learn about leadership practices and new developments.

It's more than a learning experience; it's exposure to new ideas and skills that can be readily applied. We offer a number of adult degree programs in Pittsburgh and online.

Our School of Leadership's degree opportunities include accelerated bachelor's degree programs in: Organizational Leadership, Behavioral Science, Computer Systems Technology and Professional Communication. We also offer a flexible 30-credit master of science in leadership degree where students can customize their elective studies in a number of areas.

Professional Development Programs

Program Features and Flexibility

At the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement you'll have access to:

Image of cover page of a white paper entitled, How to Become a Successful Online Student, picture of woman using a laptop computer.Duquesne University's School of Leadership prides itself for being recognized in regional and national awards and rankings. In addition to the University accreditation received from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, SLPA has earned education awards from the Association for Continuing Higher Education. The university has been ranked No. 2 by SuperScholar in its The 25 Best Online Colleges and Universities of 2012 and has been consistently ranked as a military friendly school by GI Jobs magazine. Our students also rank their Leadership School experiences highly in national academic surveys, giving prospective students increased confidence in their schooling choice.

Our leadership programs are accessible to people of all types. With affordable prices, students seeking an undergraduate or master's degree will soon be able to reach their dreams. Students enrolled in the School of Leadership are also eligible for financial aid, making the following costs manageable for most students.

Your efforts as a School of Leadership and Professional Advancement student will certainly pay off. When you earn your degree, you'll join a network of more than 84,000 active DU alumni.