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Certificate Programs & Professional Development FAQs

What professional development opportunities are offered?

The School of Leadership and Professional Advancement offers customized leadership development training to organizations through our Center for Leadership Development.The Leadership Breakfast Series is a popular monthly networking breakfast featuring a different leadership topic each month.

What certificate programs are offered?

Executive Certificate in Financial Planning
Leadership Challenge Certificate
Paralegal Studies Certificate
Professional Coach Certificate

What is the length of the Paralegal Studies certificate program?

There are a couple of options for completing the Paralegal Studies certificate program. During the fall, winter, and spring terms courses students typically take two courses per term (each class meets one night a week from 5:30 to 8:30) - at this rate the program can be completed in less than two years. The second option is to take all ten classes during the summer. The intensive summer program is a daytime program in which classes are held Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

When does the next Paralegal Studies cohort begin?

The Paralegal Studies program begins cohorts 3 times throughout the year and also offers an accelerated summer program. Visit "Paralegal Studies Certificate" for details on when the next cohort is scheduled to begin.


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