The SLP Experience

What sets us apart from the rest?

Our focus on integrating academics with real-world experience, the opportunity to earn your bachelor's and master's degrees in just five years, and a rich student life--fun with friends, athletics, cultural events, networking, volunteerism, international travel and more.

But don't take our word for it. Read what students and alumni have to say.

Students

Student Janelle GansJanelle Gans, Class of 2023
Pre-Professional Phase

Along with majoring in Speech-Language Pathology, I am also pursuing a minor in special education. From day one, everyone at Duquesne has made me feel welcome and part of a wonderful community. I work part time in the SLP Department Office and am a member of the Student Government Association, Best Buddies, NSSLHA, Lambda Sigma Honor Society and Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.Through Alpha Gamma Delta, we organize philanthropy events to fight hunger within Pittsburgh and volunteer at Ronald McDonald House. I also play club lacrosse and serve as an orientation team leader.

student Rebecca Bulgarelli

Rebecca Bulgarelli, Class of 2020
Professional Phase

The SLP department and Duquesne have given me so many great opportunities to get involved on campus and in the community. I joined a lot of different organizations my freshman year, my favorite being Best Buddies. I was paired with a young adult with special needs and we attended various events together over the years such as dances, tours of PNC Park, and Disney on Ice! Even now as a graduate student, I still get to attend events and see my buddy! Not only was Best Buddies a fun way for me to get involved on campus, but the experiences have helped me develop my SLP skills as my current externship placement is with students with special needs.

Alumni

Alumna Melissa FarrowMelissa Farrow, MS, CCC-SLP; BCS-S
Class of 2012

The solid foundation I received at Duquesne has afforded many opportunities to serve patients with speech, language, and swallowing disorders. My time in the classroom and clinic prepared me to work in settings such as acute, intermediate and long-term care and inpatient stroke rehabilitation. My coursework in Dysphagia sparked a love for swallowing problems and led to earning specialty certification in swallowing disorders, research projects on dysphagia management in those with intellectual disability, presentations at state and national conferences and, most recently, the launch of my own company to help those with swallowing problems. I am DUSLP proud!