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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 

• MBA Sustainable Business Practices 
• MS
- Accountancy
- Analytics and Information Management 
- Management
- Supply Chain Management
• Professional MBA 

• Certificate
- Counselor Licensure
- Curriculum and Instruction
- School Counseling
- TESOL Certificate
- Early Childhood Education (PreK-4)
- Secondary Education (7-12)
• MS
- Higher Education Administration
• MSEd
- Applied Behavior Analysis
- Child Psychology
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Critical Studies in Education Practice and Policy
- Early Childhood Education (PreK-4)
- Education Administration, K-12
- English as a Second Language
- Instructional Technology
- Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling 
- Reading and Language Arts
- School Counseling 
- School Counseling for Certified Teachers
- School Supervision
- Secondary Education (English, Latin, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Studies)
- Special Education (Applied Behavior Analysis; Certification Tracks PreK-8 or 7-12)
• Doctorate
- EdD in Educational Leadership
- EdD in Instructional Technology
- PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)
- PhD in School Psychology
- PhD in Special Education
- PsyD in School Psychology

Health Sciences
• Biomedical Engineering (MS)
• Health Administration
• Occupational Therapy (OTD)
• Physical Therapy (DPT)
• Physician Assistant (MPAS)
• Post-professional OTD
• Rehabilitation Science (PhD)
• Speech-Language Pathology (MSSLP) 

• JD
- 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
• LLM, Laws and Letters (Foreign Lawyer) 

Liberal Arts
• Certificate 
- Healthcare Ethics
- Interpretive and Qualitative Research
- Media
- Pastoral Ministry
- Women’s and Gender Studies
• MA 
- Catholic Healthcare Ethics
- Communication (Communication Studies, Corporate Communication, Rhetoric and Philosophy of Communication)
- English
- Healthcare Ethics
- History (Historical Studies, Public History)
- Philosophy 
- Theology (Pastoral Ministry, Religious Education, Theology)
- Media Arts and Technology (Digital Media, Media Management, Web Design and Development)
• MS 
- Computational Mathematics
- Computer Science
- Leadership
• PhD 
- Clinical Psychology
- English
- Philosophy
- Rhetoric
- Systematic Theology  
- Catholic Healthcare Ethics 
- Healthcare Ethics

• Artist Diploma 
- Chamber Music
- Music Performance (Collaborative Piano, Orchestral Instruments, Organ, Voice)
• Certificate 
- Music Education
• MM 
- Music Performance
- Sacred Music 

Natural and Environmental Sciences
• Certificate
- Environmental Management
- Environmental Science
• MS 
- Biotechnology
- Environmental Science and Management
• PhD 
- Biological Sciences
- Chemistry and Biochemistry

• Post-master’s Certificate 
- Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner
- Forensic Nursing 
- Nursing Education and Faculty Role
- Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner
- Forensic Nursing
- Nursing Education and Faculty Role
• Doctorate
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
- PhD in Nursing 
- PhD in Nursing Ethics

Pharmaceutical Sciences
• MS 
- Pharmacy Administration
• MS/PhD 
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Pharmaceutics
- Pharmacology 
• PharmD—Weekend Pharmacy (Doctor of Pharmacy)

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

Program list subject to change

Invest in one of our 90 graduate degree and professional certificate programs in Biomedical Engineering, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts, Music, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Sciences. Day, evening, and online courses are available, depending on the program. 

From our founding in 1878, we have grown to about 3,500 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 96,000 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 & World Report, 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 & World Report surveys, including programs in the Schools of Business, Education, Law, Liberal Arts, Nursing, and Pharmacy. 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 resources and assistance at Gumberg Library
• On-campus housing
• Career Development Center
• Office of Research—Graduate Student Research Symposium
• Office for Military and Veteran Students
• 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, known for its rivers and hillsides, international corporations, and ethnic neighborhoods. In addition, Pittsburgh is a national leader in higher education, health care, robotics, entrepreneurship, and technology. The city and region provide a perfect laboratory for off-campus learning and community service.

Recently named the “Best Big City in the Northeast” on Money magazine’s annual “Best Places” list, Pittsburgh features amazing cultural and recreational destinations. With the diversity of an urban lifestyle coupled with small-town friendliness, it’s no wonder that Pittsburgh has been repeatedly ranked as one of America’s most livable cities and a top destination for vacationers by National Geographic Traveler.

Student research opportunities
Nationwide, Duquesne is one of 107 universities classified as a Doctoral University/Higher Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Duquesne is #16 among the nation’s top small doctoral universities and one of only nine Catholic institutions and seven private Pennsylvania universities in the “higher” or “highest” 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 has many students using their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program as well as the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership. 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 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: 
• Master of Health Administration
• MS in Higher Education Administration
• MS in Leadership
• MS in Management
• MS in Nursing, Post-master’s Certificates in Nursing, PhD, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
• MS in Supply Chain Management
• MSEd in Instructional Technology

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 your 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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3,070 full-time

583 part-time




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