Application Requirements

MBA Sustainability (full-time day program)

Application Instructions

MBA (part-time and full-time evening), MS-ISM and MAcc

Below are the deadlines for submitting the Online Application, all supporting documents and GMAT/TOEFL scores. We will complete the review of your application after ALL requirements have been received.

MBA Application Deadlines
Fall rolling acceptance: July 1
Spring acceptance: December 1
Summer acceptance: April 1
Fall early acceptance: December 1
Fall regular acceptance and consideration for Graduate Assistantships: March 1
After March 1, reviews will be on a rolling basis until July 1
MS-ISM and MAcc Application Deadlines
Fall early acceptance: December 1
Fall regular acceptance: March 1
After March 1, reviews will be on a rolling basis until July 1

Supporting Documents

Official Transcripts

You must submit official transcripts with the application. Unofficial transcripts are not acceptable. Notify the schools that you have attended to send an official copy of your transcript to you in a sealed envelope. You must submit official transcripts from ALL schools attended whether or not some of the work is shown as advanced standing on another transcript.

The Duquesne University Registrar's Office will forward the transcript via campus mail upon the applicant's written request. There is no fee for forwarding a Duquesne transcript to a University office. However, Duquesne graduates who have also attended another school must submit official transcripts from those schools with their application. This is required even if the information appears as advanced standing on the Duquesne transcript or if another University department has an official copy of the transcript on file.


After you submit the Online Application, you will receive an email directing you to our Supplemental Document Portal for uploading resumes and other documents.

GMAT Scores

Request that PearsonVue send a copy of your official GMAT scores to the Donahue Graduate School of Business. Neither the student's copy nor a photocopy is acceptable. The GMAT scores must be sent directly from PearsonVue to Duquesne University. The institution codes for our programs are: MBA Program (Full-time) 3R6-7B-57, MBA Program (Part-time) 3R6-7B-43, MS-ISM Program 3R6-7B-33 and MS-Accountancy Program 3R6-7B-83.


Two professional recommendations must be provided as part of the application process. Recommendations must be from former professors or supervisors who can evaluate your potential for graduate study. After your Online Application has been received, you will be directed to a Supplemental Document Portal where you can enter the contact information for both recommenders. The recommendation form will be sent electronically to each of them from this site.

Foreign Language Exam Information

International students must also submit the following information: official TOEFL or IELTS scores, Duquesne University Affidavit of Support form completed in full and submitted together with required officially certified statements of financial resources available to support your education (see estimates of costs for an academic year available from the Office of International Affairs), and official transcripts in English. Uncertified photocopies cannot be accepted. Send all application materials to the following address: Donahue Graduate School of Business, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15282.

Duquesne's institution code for the TOEFL is 2196. The department code is 02. If your TOEFL scores are more than two (2) years old, you must retake the exam. You may telephone ETS regarding the TOEFL at (609) 771-7100 or mail correspondence to: TOEFL Services, CN 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151. The minimum score for IBT TOEFL is 90.

We also accept IELTS exam scores.  Please refer to for information on sending official scores to Duquesne University.  The minimum score for IELTS is 7. 


Please include on a separate sheet an essay that addresses the following:

  1. MBA and MS-ISM Applicants:
    1. A summary of your academic and professional background, your present situation, your motivation for pursuing a graduate business education and your future goals.
    2. What strengths you bring to the program.
  2. MAcc Applicants (limit your responses to 250 words for each question):
    1. Why are you interested in pursuing a MAcc degree?
    2. How will Duquesne's MAcc degree help you to achieve your career goals?
    3. How has your background prepared you for the challenges of graduate business study?

    After you submit the Online Application, you will receive an email directing you to our Supplemental Document Portal for uploading essays and other documents.

    Additional Requirement for International Students

    In general, international students must have a four-year bachelor's degree. Certain three-year degrees may be acceptable.  Please contact the graduate office for verification.

    International students may also wish to contact the Office of International Affairs at Duquesne University for such items as I-20 forms, etc.

    Admission Decision

    You will be notified by mail of the admission decision. Admission decisions are not released over the telephone. If you are admitted, registration information and an evaluation of your academic background will be mailed to you. You will be notified of the admission decision no later than three weeks after your John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business application is completed.