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

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

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    Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    A program that focuses on the study of the mind and the nature of intelligence from the interdisciplinary perspectives of computer science, philosophy, mathematics, psychology, neuroscience, and other disciplines. Includes instruction in mathematics and logic, cognitive process modeling, dynamic systems, learning theories, brain and cognition, neural networking, programming, and applications to topics such as language acquisition, computer systems, and perception and behavior.

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

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

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

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

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    Health Science

    USD 24,318 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

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    Instructional Technology

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to teach specific social science subjects and programs at various educational levels.

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    Law (LLM)

    USD 25,108 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

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    Management

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

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    Marriage and Family Counseling

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

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    Pharmacy

    USD 27,756 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent or employed practice of preparing and dispensing drugs and medications in consultation with prescribing physicians and other health care professionals, and for managing pharmacy practices and counseling patients. Includes instruction in 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

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

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    Secondary Education - Latin

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Latin language and literature from its origins through its decline and its current ecclesiastical usage, as a secular and/or theological subject. Includes instruction in philology, related Italic dialects, Late Roman and Medieval Latin, and modern Church Latin.

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    Secondary Education - Mathematics

    USD 22,662 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in 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

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

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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

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

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Rankings

  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 120
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 212
  • 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.