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A Perfect Choice for Personalization and Flexibility

The Educational Studies program is a 30-credit hour graduate program that leads to a M.S.Ed. in Educational Studies from Duquesne University. Students in the Educational Studies program are taught by the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership Faculty whose diverse expertise and research is known worldwide. The program provides considerable flexibility for qualified individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds who seek professional credentials in education. Graduates come from diverse backgrounds and are engaged in a wide-range of professional careers across the nation and around the world.

Choose Your Concentration

The M.S.Ed. in Educational Studies program allows you to personalize your learning according to your interests. You can choose from the following concentrations: 

Educational Studies

The Educational Studies concentration allows the graduate student to create a personalized graduate learning agenda. It is perfect for certified teachers and professionals who desire educational credentials.

Program Evaluation

The Program Evaluation concentration prepares graduates who can address a national need for highly qualified evaluators to support programs across a variety of contexts.

Classroom Assessment

The Classroom Assessment concentration is perfect for teachers, administrators and other educational professionals who seek to improve student learning and achievement.

Choose Your Schedule

Students enrolled in the M.S.Ed. in Educational Studies program can choose from and combine the following options to tailor their schedule and choose their course venues. These three options provide unparalleled opportunities for pursuing a master's degree while balancing the demands of a personal and professional life:

Option One - The Distance Education / Online Option
Students can complete their degree entirely at distance. The resources required to complete the program-both human and informational-are available on demand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in the world. Completing the program using the distance education option maximizes a candidate's ability to accommodate family and work schedules.

Option Two - Duquesne Campus Option
Students can enjoy traditional on campus courses in the evenings during the fall and spring semesters, and during the day over the summer on Duquesne's beautiful, modern campus.

Option Three - Combine Online Courses and Traditional On Campus Work
Students can combine distance education with traditional campus classes to fit their busy lifestyles. Many students-especially practicing teachers-prefer to earn credits online during the school year (fall and spring semesters) and come to our beautiful campus for coursework in the summer. Many of our summer courses offer unique schedules that allow students to pursue their studies while still enjoying the fun of the summer months.

Qualify for a 25% Tuition Discount

Candidates in the M.S.Ed. in Educational Studies program are eligible to receive a discount through the Duquesne University School of Education that can reduce their degree costs by 25%. Please visit Special Financial Awards for additional information.