Duquesne University

Duquesne University is a private, Catholic university that is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university offers bachelor's and master's degree programs through nine schools of study that include Business, Health Sciences, Law, Natural and Environmental Sciences, and Nursing.

  • Average Tuition USD 25,000
  • Acceptance Rate 73%
  • Students 9,648
  • International Students 08%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 38,776
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

About Duquesne University

One of the United States' top Catholic universities, Duquesne welcomes students from around the world of all faiths and cultural backgrounds. We are home to over 8% international students from over 90 countries. Duquesne is committed to educating its students to live a life of purpose. We have earned numerous accolades for our programs and initiatives, which include being ranked in 2014 by US News & World Report as #116 out of 1600 schools in the USA.

A Duquesne education emphasizes intellectual and moral development through the study of the Liberal Arts as well as various professional fields. Students study a wide variety of subjects in addition to their major field of study, building ethical and intellectual skills for success in whatever path they choose.

Our Campus & Pittsburgh

Duquesne’s campus is a park-like oasis, located on a hilltop just above the heart of vibrant Downtown Pittsburgh, very accessible to all the amenities that the city has to offer. Pittsburgh – the big city with the small town feel – is the ideal place for international students, as it is the home of many world class universities that host students from around the world. Students can leave their residence halls and within 5 minutes arrive at an internship, a job interview, a theatre performance, or a beautiful city park.

A Dedicated International Office

The Office of International Programs is dedicated to helping you through the application process. All admissions are housed in the Office of International Programs and we assist you through application, arrival, and graduation.

Academic Programs & Admission Requirements

We have 10 schools of study including: Business, Sciences, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Music, Nursing, & Health Sciences.   


  • 01Located in a park-like campus steps away from Pittsburgh, one of America’s most vibrant and livable cities
  • 02A rich tradition of academic excellent – recognized as a top-tier university by U.S. News & World Report
  • 03A great education at a great price – many graduate programs are competitively priced and offer a 25% tuition award for qualified students

Master Programs

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    Child Psychology

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Cognitive Science. The program offers courses that focus on studying the mind and its processes through psychological science, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and biology.

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    Educational Studies - Educational Studies Concentration, Educational Studies - Program Evaluation Concentration

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    English as a Second Language Specialist Certificate & M.S.Ed. Program, Secondary Education - English

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    Health Science

    USD 24,318 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

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    Instructional Technology

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Science Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of teaching science-related subject matter at various educational levels.

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    Law (LLM)

    USD 25,108 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the world of law and contemporary governance, with a focus on the European Union. The program offers courses that focus on the independent professional practice of law; the legal system; and civil and criminal law.

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    Management

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

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    Marriage and Family Counseling

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

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    Pharmacy

    USD 27,756 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science and Pharmacy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacy practice, pharmacy administration, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

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    Reading and Language Arts

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

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    Secondary Education - Latin

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on Latin as a language; ancient history; classical art/archaeology; and classical literature.

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    Secondary Education - Mathematics

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Secondary Education - Sciences

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

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    Special Education PreK-8 -Cognitive, Behavior, Physical/Health Disabilities; Special Education 7-12 -Cognitive, Behavior, Physical/Health Disabilities

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

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Rankings

  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 120
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 210
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 273

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 550
  • Minimum SAT 1530
  • Minimum ACT 22
  • Average SAT Score 1695

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    Tuition rates are set by programs of study. Refer to www.duq.edu/grad-tuition for the most up to date information. 

    Graduate and Teaching Assistantships: All assistantship awards are determined by the individual graduate schools, not by the Financial Aid Office. You should contact the graduate program staff in the school to which you are applying to discuss qualifications and any additional questions related to these opportunities. In addition, various departments around campus, such as Student Life, offer select opportunities for assistantships. These opportunities may require a specific skillset to be eligible to apply. Students are encouraged to contact the departments to discuss position qualifications and availability. 

    Scholarships: Similar to assistantships, scholarships are awarded by the individual graduate schools and programs, not by the Financial Aid Office. Please contact your intended program of study to explore what possibilities exist based on your specific situation.

    Additionally, Duquesne is offering a 25% tuition award for select graduate degrees:

    Eligible Academic Programs

    School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

    MS Biotechnology

    MS Environmental Science and Management

    John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business

    Professional MBA

    MS Accountancy

    MS Information Systems Management

    School of Education

    MSEd Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    MSED Early Level PreK-4

    MSEd Educational Studies - Educational Studies, Program Evaluation, Classroom Assessment

    MSEd English as a Second Language

    MS Instructional Technology

    MSEd K-12 School Administration and Supervision

    MSEd Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling

    MSEd Reading and Language Arts

    MSEd Secondary Education (*save 35% on tuition)

    MSEd School Counseling

    MSEd Special Education- Cognitive, Behavior, Physical/Health Disabilities (PreK-8, 7-12)

    MSEd Special Education- Community and Special Education Support

    Graduate School of Liberal Arts

    MA English

    MA Health Care Ethics

    MA Historical Studies

    MA Pastoral Ministry

    MA Philosophy

    MA Public History

    MA Theology

    MS Computational Mathematics

    MS Media Arts and Technology

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    Other Information

    Established in 1878

    Other

    Duquesne University has the Power Center facility, which is a recreation center and is home to fitness facilities and cafe's.

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          • Testimony
            1988-1989, Master of Science (MS)

            Duquesne has given me the skills to be successful in my educational career.

          • Testimony
            2005-2007, Bachelor's

            I completed the Humane Leadership program in 2007. It was the best education I've had since I turned 18. The professors were very knowledgable and experienced, and I enjoyed getting to know my classmates. I took the program entirely online and then flew up for graduation. I am still using many of the tools I learned during the program.

          • Testimony
            1997-1999, Master's degree

            Studying at Duquesne prepares you mind, body and heart. A great place to study and make lasting friends. As an Educational Leader, Duquesne prepared me to change the world one head at a time.