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Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA


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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.

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

From the University's founding by the Spiritans as a school for Pittsburgh's immigrants, Duquesne has grown to serve over 3,500 graduate students from around the world. Duquesne students obtain a first-rate education, an experience that cultivates close relationships with nationally recognized faculty members who bring scholarly and industry expertise to classes. Take a virtual tour of our campus, located just steps from downtown Pittsburgh.

As a grad student, you'll also learn from--and network with--a group of highly motivated peers, students who also chose to pursue their graduate education at Duquesne. Graduates become part of Duquesne's active alumni network, 93,000 dedicated professionals who are making their mark in every field, across the country and around the world. 

"US News & World Report" and The Princeton Review consistently rank Duquesne among the top national universities. In addition, "US News," "Washington Monthly" and others include Duquesne on their lists of the top schools in the country for providing value and return on investment. Individual graduate programs at Duquesne have also earned top national rankings in the latest "US News" surveys, including programs in the School of Law, the School of Nursing (for online programs), the School of Education (for EdD and PhD programs) and the School of Business (for its part-time MBA). Visit for more information.

Services to support student success

Graduate students have access to a number of resources and services, including the Center for Teaching Excellence, Graduate and Professional Student Council, Gumberg Library, Career Services Center, Commuter Center and Office of Research. Students also take advantage of state-of-the-art exercise and recreation facilities in the Power Center.

Duquesne offers on-campus housing exclusively for graduate students. Options feature furnished or unfurnished studio or one-bedroom apartments in Brottier Hall or one-, two, or three-bedroom suites in Des Places Hall. 

Numerous off-campus rentals are available in vibrant communities close to campus, such as South Side, Oakland, Uptown, Shadyside, and Squirrel Hill.

A top research university

Duquesne University is one of 98 universities nationwide classified as a Research University/High Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Duquesne is also No. 16 among the nation’s top small doctoral research universities, and one of only seven Catholic institutions in the nation placed in the "high" or "very high" research category. 

Nearly every graduate student at Duquesne engages in research and academic discovery, and important research and scholarship is taking place in all of Duquesne's schools. Working alongside faculty who are world-class researchers and scholars, Duquesne graduate students are contributing to and benefitting from a critical mass of knowledge. A Graduate Student Research Symposium takes place each year to showcase projects. Discoveries are actively shared among public and private universities as well as with corporate and community partners, from Fortune 500 corporations to neighborhood nonprofits. Moreover, these research opportunities have paid off in top national honors such as Fulbright, Goldwater and Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation scholarships.

Pittsburgh - A great place to study, live and work

Students enjoy a private 50-acre campus overlooking Pittsburgh, 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.

Online programs provide flexibility

Duquesne offers graduate programs that are entirely or partially available online, including 
MS in Leadership, MS in Higher Education Administration, MSEd in Instructional Technology, and MS in Nursing, PhD in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

Save 25% on tuition in select programs

Special financial awards are available for select graduate programs, providing a savings of 25% on tuition for students entering in the 2018-2019 academic year. Programs include Professional MBA, MS Biotechnology, MA English, MS Computational Mathematics, MS Accountancy, MSEd Instructional Technology and many more. Additional competitive tuition rates are available for other programs.

Tuition and financing

Tuition rates are set by each program of study. 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 or the department of intended study.

Serving those who serve

Duquesne University is proud to participate in both the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon programs. The University, ranked as Military Friendly by GI Jobs magazine, is honored to include veterans as well as active duty personnel and members of the National Guard and Reserve among Duquesne students.

Admissions information

Each academic school handles its own graduate admissions process. Admission criteria will vary according to the programs in which you are interested. Be sure to check the appropriate school's website for the specific requirements. For most programs, you will be required to submit an online application. (This is also true for select programs that use a centralized application system.)

Departments & Programs

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)
Out-of-state students


Male (38%)
Female (61%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 448
Part-time - 325
Male (418)
Female (355)

Location & Contact

Address 600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15282-0001
United States
Contact Todd Eicker
Director of Graduate Admission
Phone: 412-396-6219