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Potential . . . you’ve always had it. Now is the time to live up to it.
A Duquesne University graduate degree can help you get there.

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Graduate Programs
• M.Acc. Accountancy
• M.B.A. Business Administration (full-time evening and part time)
• M.B.A. Sustainability (full-time day)
• M.S.–I.S.M. Information Systems Management
• Certificate:
- Counselor Licensure
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Instructional Technology
- Marriage and Family Counseling
- School Administration
- School Counseling
• M.S.Ed.:
- Child Psychology
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- K-12 Latin Education
- K-12 School Administration and Supervision
- Early Level (PreK-4) Education
- Educational Studies
- English as a Second Language
- Instructional Technology
- Marriage and Family Counseling
- Middle-Level (4-8) Education
- Reading and Language Arts
- School Counseling
- Secondary Education (English, Latin, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Studies)
- Special Education (Certification Tracks PreK-8 or 7-12; Community and Special
Education Support)
• M.S.Ed./Certification:
- School Psychology
• Doctorate:
- Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision (ExCES)
- Ph.D. School Psychology
- Psy.D. School Psychology
- Ph.D. Special Education
- Ed.D. Instructional Technology
- Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Health Sciences
• Health Management Systems M.H.M.S.
• Occupational Therapy O.T.D.
• Speech-Language Pathology M.S.S.L.P.
• Physical Therapy D.P.T.
• Physician Assistant M.P.A.S.
• Rehabilitation Science Ph.D.
• L.L.M. Laws and Letters (Foreign Lawyer)
• J.D.:
- Law—Juris Doctor
- Law/Master of Business Administration
- Law/Master of Divinity
- Law/Master of Health Care Ethics
- Law/Master of Philosophy
- Law/Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management
• M.S.

Liberal Arts
• Certificate:
- Healthcare Ethics
- Interpretive and Qualitative Research
- Pastoral Ministry
- Women’s and Gender Studies
 • M.A.:
- Communication (Communication Studies, Corporate Communication, Rhetoric and Philosophy of Communication)
- English
- Healthcare Ethics
- History (Historical Studies, Public History)
- Philosophy
- Public History
- Theology (Pastoral Ministry, Religious Education, Theology)
• M.S.:
- Computational Mathematics
- Multimedia Arts and Technology
• Ph.D.:
- Clinical Psychology
- English
- Philosophy
- Rhetoric
- Theology  
• Ph.D./D.H.C.E.:
- Healthcare Ethics

• Certificate:
- Music Education
- Music Therapy
• M.M.:
- Music Education
- Music Performance
- Music Technology
- Sacred Music
• Artist Diploma:
- Chamber Music
- Music Performance (Collaborative Piano, Orchestral Instruments, Organ, Voice)
Natural and Environmental Sciences
• Certificate:
- Environmental Management
- Environmental Science
• M.S.:
- Biotechnology
- Environmental Science and Management
• Ph.D.:
- Biology
- Chemistry

• Post-master’s Certificate:
- Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner
- Forensic Nursing
- Nursing Education and Faculty Role
• M.S.N.:
- Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner
- Forensic Nursing
- Nursing Education and Faculty Role
• Doctorate:
- D.N.P. Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Ph.D. in Nursing

Pharmaceutical Sciences
• Weekend Pharmacy (Doctor of Pharmacy) Pharm.D.
• M.S./Ph.D.:
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Pharmaceutics
- Pharmacology
• Pharmacy Administration M.S.

Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical
• Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program (PBPMP) Certificate
• PBPMP/Master of Health Management Systems Certificate/Dual Program

Invest in one of our 85 graduate degree and professional certificate programs in the arts, sciences, music, business, nursing, pharmacy, health sciences, education, or law. Day, evening, and online courses are available, depending on the program.

From our founding in 1878, we have grown to over 4,000 graduate students from around the world. At Duquesne you will obtain a first-rate education, an experience that cultivates close relationships with professors and allows you to participate in vital research projects and career-enhancing internships. You’ll learn from—and network with—a group of highly motivated peers, students who also chose to pursue their graduate education at Duquesne. When you graduate, you will become one of our alumni, more than 90,000 dedicated professionals who are making their mark in every field across the country and around the world.

U.S.News & World Report and The Princeton Review have consistently ranked Duquesne among the top national universities. In addition, U.S.News, Washington Monthly, and others include us on their lists of the top schools in the country for providing value and return on investment. Individual graduate programs have also earned top national rankings in the latest U.S.News surveys, including programs in the Schools of Law, Nursing (for online programs), Education (for Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs), and Business (for its part-time M.B.A.). Visit duq.edu/rankings for more information.

Graduate students have access to a number of resources and services, including:
• Center for Teaching Excellence
• Commuter Center
• Graduate and Professional Student Council
• Graduate resources and assistance at Gumberg Library
• On-campus housing
• Career Services Center
• Office of Research—Graduate Student Research Symposium
• State-of-the-art exercise and recreational facilities in the Power Center

Pittsburgh—a great place to study, live, and work
Pittsburgh is a vibrant city rich in culture and characterized by its rivers and hillsides, international corporations, and ethnic neighborhoods. In addition, Pittsburgh is a national leader in higher education, health care, robotics, and green building technology. The city and region provide a perfect laboratory for off-campus learning and community service.

A wide variety of entertainment and recreational opportunities are just a few minutes away from campus. National Geographic put Pittsburgh on its Best of the World list of must-see destinations, and the Rand McNally Places Rated Almanac and other publications have called Pittsburgh one of the country’s most livable cities.

Student research opportunities
Duquesne University is one of 98 universities nationwide to be classified as a Research University/High Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Duquesne is also one of only nine Catholic institutions in the nation and five private universities in Pennsylvania to be placed in the “high” or “very high” research category. And because Duquesne is among the top research institutions in Pittsburgh, our graduate students are contributing to and benefitting from a critical mass of knowledge, discoveries that are being actively shared among public and private universities as well as corporate and community partners, from Fortune 500 corporations to neighborhood nonprofits. Moreover, nearly every graduate student at Duquesne becomes engaged in research and academic discovery, with important research and scholarship taking place in all of our schools. Visit duq.edu/research for more information.

Serving those who serve
Duquesne University is proud to participate in both the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon programs, and we are honored to include veterans as well as active-duty personnel and members of the National Guard and Reserve among our students. In its Best Colleges for Veterans rankings, U.S.News & World Report put us among the top 100 national universities for helping veterans pursue a college education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Online programs provide flexibility
Duquesne offers graduate programs that are entirely or partially available online, including:
• M.A. in Corporate Communication
• M.S. in Leadership
• M.S.Ed. in Instructional Technology
• M.S. in Nursing, Ph.D., and Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Visit duq.edu/onlinecampus for details.

Tuition and financing
Tuition rates are set by each program of study. Refer to duq.edu/gradtuition for the most up-to-date information. Key types of financial assistance include graduate and teaching assistantships, academic-based scholarships, non-need-based loans, employment, outside scholarships, and payment plans. For additional information on the financial aid programs and services offered through Duquesne University, visit duq.edu/graduate-financing or the department of intended study.


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84 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Business-Management, MS/MA              
Clinical Psychology                
Communication Studies              
Corporate Communication                
Counseling & Therapy                
Early Childhood Education                
Educational Administration            
Educational Leadership                
Educational Technology    
Elementary Education                
Environmental Management              
Evening MBA Programs                
Forensic Nursing            
Healthcare Administration            
Historic Preservation                
Information Systems                
JD / Law Programs                
Journalism & Mass Media                
LLM's - Masters of Law            
MBA - Sports Management                
MBA/JD Programs                
Marriage/Family Counseling                
Medicinal Chemistry              
Nurse Education                
Occupational Therapy                
Paralegal Studies                
PharmD Programs                
Pharmaceutical Science              
Pharmacy Administration                
Physical Therapy                
Physician Assistant                
Premed/Prehealth Programs                
Reading & Literacy                
Rehabilitation Therapy                
School Counseling              
School Psychology                
Secondary Education                
Special Education              
Speech Pathology                
Sports & Fitness Management                
Sports Administration                
Women's Studies                
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Student Body

3,653 students

3,070 full-time

583 part-time




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