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Duquesne University Online Campus

When students choose Duquesne University for an online degree, they choose a nationally ranked, private, Catholic university consistently recognized for outstanding academics, online education and research. Duquesne was a pioneer in private, online education, launching its first online program nearly 20 years ago.  Today, the University offers accelerated bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees online.    

Duquesne was recently  recognized by U.S. News & World Report with several online education honors, including “Best Online Nursing Programs,” “Best Online Degree Programs,” “Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans,” and “Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.” Visit www.duq.edu/rankings for more information.

Duquesne’s online programs are student-centric, distinguished by small class sizes and the close relationships online students create with their professors, nationally recognized faculty members who bring scholarly and industry expertise to classes. Students also benefit from advisors and support services staff dedicated to helping them s achieve personal and professional goals. 

Online students also learn from—and network with—a group of highly motivated peers, students who also chose to pursue their education at Duquesne. Graduates become part of Duquesne’s active alumni network, 90,000 dedicated professionals who are making their mark in every field, across the country and around the world.

New Online Programs

Duquesne has launched several new 100% online programs that begin Fall, 2016:

Liberal Arts

-MA in Corporate Communication – 30 credits
-Undergraduate Certificate in Web Design and Development – 12 credits


-MS in Management – 30 credits
-MS in Sports Business - 30 credits

The Palumbo-Donahue School of Business is among only 5% of business schools worldwide to be accredited by the AACSB International.

Other fully online programs include:


MSN – specialties in Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner, Forensic Nursing and Nursing Education and Faculty Role
Post-Master’s Certificates in Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner, Forensic Nursing and Nursing Education and Faculty Role
-PhD in Nursing (the first online doctoral nursing program in the U.S.)
-Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Liberal Arts

-BS in Behavioral Science - Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree
-BS in Computer Science - Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree
-BS in Organizational Leadership - Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree
-MS in Leadership


-Online Teacher Endorsement
-Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate
-MS in Instructional Technology
-EdD in Instructional Technology

Visit Duquesne’s Online Campus for more information and details on hybrid online-on-campus programs.

A Great Education at a Great Price

An investment in a Duquesne University education will pay dividends over a lifetime. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review consistently rank Duquesne among the top national universities. In addition, U.S. NewsWashington Monthly, Kiplinger’s and others include Duquesne on their lists of the top schools in the country for providing value and return on investment. Duquesne graduates go on to work for leading companies, nonprofits and public institutions, and also attend some of the country’s best graduate and professional schools.

Services to Support Student Success

Online students have access to a number of University resources and services:

-Center for Adult Learners
-Center for Teaching Excellence
-Graduate and Professional Student Council
-Gumberg Library
-Career Services Center
-Veteran’s Center
-Office of Research

A Top Research University

Duquesne University is one of 98 universities nationwide to be classified as a Research University/High Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Duquesne is also one of only seven Catholic institutions in the nation and five private universities in Pennsylvania to be placed in the “high” or “very high” research category.

Serving Those Who Serve

Duquesne University is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program and has assists many students in using their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. The University is honored to include veterans as well as active duty personnel and members of the National Guard and Reserve among its students.

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 the office of Financial Aidwww.duq.edu/graduate-financing or the department of intended study.

Degree & Certificate Programs

Location & Contact

Student Contact Megan Carone
Manager, Outreach and Enrollment
Email: caronem@duq.edu
Phone: 412-396-5600

Address600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Head of Distance Learning Dr. Michael Bridges PhD
Executive Director, Online Learning and Strategy
Email: bridges1@duq.edu
Phone: 412-396-1813

Address600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282