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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 in Sustainable Business Practices
• MS
   - Accountancy
   - Analytics & Information Management
   - Management
   - Supply Chain Management

• Professional MBA

• Certificate
   - Counselor Licensure
   - Curriculum & Instruction
   - School Counseling
   - TESOL
   - Early Childhood Education (Pre-K–4)
   - Secondary Education (7–12)

• MS
   - Higher Education Administration
• MSEd
   - Applied Behavior Analysis
   - Child Psychology
   - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
   - Critical Studies in Education Practice & Policy
   - Early Childhood Education (Pre-K–4)
   - Education Administration K–12
   - English as a Second Language
   - Instructional Technology
   - Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling
   - Reading & Language Arts
   - School Counseling
   - School Counseling for Certified Teachers
   - School Supervision
   - Secondary Education (English, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Studies, World Languages)
   - Special Education (Applied Behavior Analysis; Certification Tracks Pre-K–8 or 7–12)
• Doctorate
   - EdD in Educational Leadership
   - EdD in Instructional Technology
   - PhD in Counselor Education & 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
   - Law/Master of Business Administration
   - Law/Master of Divinity
   - Law/Master of Healthcare Ethics
   - Law/Master of Philosophy
   - Law/Master of Science in Environmental Science & Management
• LLM, Laws & Letters (Foreign Lawyer)

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

• PhD
   - Clinical Psychology
   - English
   - Philosophy
   - Rhetoric
   - 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 & Environmental Sciences
• Certificate
   - Environmental Management
   - Environmental Science

• MS
   - Applied Physics
   - Biotechnology
   - Chemistry
   - Environmental Science & Management

• PhD
   - Biological Sciences
   - Chemistry & Biochemistry

   - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
   - Executive Nurse Leadership & Health Care Management
   - Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) NursePractitioner
   - Forensic Nursing
   - Nursing Education & Faculty Role
   - Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
• Post-master’s Certificate
   - Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner
   - Forensic Nursing
   - Nursing Education & Faculty Role

• Doctorate
   - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Clinical Leadership; Executive Nurse Leadership & Health Care Management postbaccalaureate and post-master’s)
   - PhD in Nursing
   - PhD in Nursing Ethics

Pharmaceutical Sciences
• MS
   - Pharmacy Administration
• MS/PhD
   - Medicinal Chemistry
   - Pharmaceutics
   - Pharmacology

• PharmD—postbaccalaureate Pre-medical
• Postbaccalaureate Pre-medical (PBPMP) certificate
• PBPMP/Biotechnology
• PBPMP/Healthcare Ethics
• PBPMP/Master of Health Management Systems certificate (dual program)

Osteopathic School of Medicine coming in 2024! (Proposed, pending accreditation)
Program list subject to change

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 
• PharmD  

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 intended program of study’s page. 

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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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