Speech Therapy Session with student, clinician and client

Speech-Language Pathology

The Speech-Language Pathology program at Duquesne gives students an excellent academic and broad-based clinical education experience at an accelerated pace.  Here's what you'll find:
  • The nation's first five-year, accelerated program that guarantees students a bachelor's and master's degree upon completion (providing students meet academic criteria).
  • Integrated academics, clinical practice and research.
  • State-of-the-art equipment and facilities providing real-world experience assessing and treating speech, language, and hearing problems.
  • A large and diverse network of externships with dedicated clinical instructors who teach in real-life settings.
  • Faculty members committed to teaching and research, bringing students the best academic and clinical education.
  • A rich student life with opportunities for fun, athletics, cultural events, networking, volunteerism, international travel and more.

Graduate Studies

Students in the five-year program progress seamlessly from our pre-professional phase into the professional phase (graduate program).  The Department no longer accepts applicants with bachelor’s degrees for graduate study.

The master's degree (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at Duquesne University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland  20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.  Any concerns specific to the program's accreditation status should first be addressed to the program and Duquesne University and then to the CAA.

The CAA complaint submission process, including the official Complaint Form, is available here.


The Department of Speech-Language Pathology and the Duquesne University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic adhere to Duquesne University policies on non-discrimination. We are committed to non-discriminatory human relations across all aspects of education, employment and clinical service delivery without regard to the person's race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic history, Veteran status, or disability. The complete University policy is presented as TAP NO. 30.