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Application & Admissions FAQs

What are the undergraduate admissions requirements?

The following are required: completion of our online application, official high school transcript, any official undergraduate transcripts (if applicable), a letter of interest, and an appointment with an academic advisor (in person, by phone or via email). Visit "Application and Requirements for Undergraduate Programs" for detailed instructions.

What are the graduate admissions requirements?

The following are required: completion of our online application, official undergraduate transcript, any official graduate transcripts (if applicable), a 500-word essay describing your academic and professional goals, a brief professional resume, and an appointment with an academic advisor (in person, by phone or via email). Visit "Application and Requirements for Graduate Programs" for detailed instructions.

When should I plan to apply?

The School of Leadership and Professional Advancement has rolling admissions, meaning that students are accepted into the program throughout the year and are able to begin in any academic semester. It is best to submit your application and supporting documents well in advance of the term or semester that you would like to begin to ensure that you are positioned for success in your courses upon admission. We recommend that you complete the application process at least two weeks before the term or semester start date.

How do I check my application status?

Please email slpaadmissions@duq.edu or call our office during normal business hours at 412.396.5600 / 1.800.283.3853.

How do I apply?

Please visit "Application and Instructions" and select the program to which you'd like to apply. Follow the instructions as directed.

Do I need to re-apply if I previously applied but didn't enroll?

If it has been more than one year since you previously submitted your application, you will need re-apply. If you are not sure of when you previously applied, feel free to contact us at slpaadmissions@duq.edu or call our office during normal business hours at 412.396.5600 / 1.800.283.3853.

Do you accept transfer credits?

Transfer credits are accepted from two- and four-year institutions that are regionally accredited. A "C" grade or better must be earned in order for a course to transfer.

Are standardized tests required as part of the admissions process?

No standardized tests are required as part of the admissions process. Student applications are evaluated based on a number of criteria. Visit the "Apply Now" page to learn the application requirements for the degree program that you are interested in.

What assistance do you provide to military members and veterans?

Personalized pre-registration feedback, military standalone advising, financial assistance as needed, and a host of academic, social, and clinical services are available. For more information about these answers and other related questions, contact Military Programs Director Don Accamando (USAF, retired, Military Program Director) 412.396.5366 / accamandod@duq.edu. Visit the "Military Programs" page to learn more.


Additional questions? Contact Us! We would love to hear from you!

Phone: 412.396.5600 or 800.283.3853
Fax: 412.396.5072
leadership@duq.edu