Mission Statement

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology inspires student and faculty discovery through the dynamic interaction of learning, research, and community engagement. The Department embraces individual differences of all types, mentors students to be independent and informed thinkers, models ethical leadership and practice, and supports the objectives of faculty, staff, and students. Carefully integrated academic and clinical experiences unite contemporary theories, current principles, cutting edge technologies, and evidence-based best practices to prepare students in a diverse and global society to be successful speech-language pathologists eligible for national certification and state licensure. With an emphasis on the seamless integration of scholarship with academic and clinical education, commitment to personal excellence, and continued scholarly and professional development, graduates of the Duquesne University Department of Speech-Language Pathology are exceptionally qualified to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Promise Statement

"Built to Impact the Lives of Others"

Vision Statement

Continuing to embrace diversity and equity, we commit to being a culturally competent and supportive faculty, staff, and student body. We seek to promote the scholarly and clinical presence of the department in the life of the University and communities-at-large.

SLP Strategic Plan