Since our founding in 1878, Duquesne University has grown to about 3,500 graduate students from all 50 states and 50 countries around the world. At Duquesne, you’ll obtain a horizon-expanding education, an experience that cultivates close relationships with professors and allows you to participate in vital research projects and career-enhancing internships.
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. You’ll learn from—and network with—a group of highly motivated peers. When you graduate, you’ll become part of the Duquesne alumni network with more than 98,000 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 consistently rank Duquesne among the top national universities. In addition, U.S. News & World Report, Money magazine, and others include the University 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 during their time at Duquesne, 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 90 diverse neighborhoods. Pittsburgh is also 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 one of the top 10 “Best Big Cities in the US” by Condé Nast Traveler, 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 135 universities classified as a Doctoral University/High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Duquesne is also one of only nine Catholic institutions and seven private Pennsylvania universities in the “high” or “highest” research category. 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’re honored to include veterans as well as active-duty personnel and members of the National Guard and Reserve among our students. In fact, Duquesne has been named a top national university in the “Best Colleges for Veterans” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and a “Top 10 Military Friendly® School—Gold” by G.I. Jobs magazine.
Online programs that provide flexibility
Duquesne has more than 20 years of experience in offering online education, with more than 20 graduate programs that are entirely 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)
• Professional MBA
Visit duq.edu/onlinecampus for details.
Tuition and financing
Tuition rates are set by each program of study; refer to duq.edu/gradtuition for 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 program of intended study’s page.