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.