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Graduate Student Perspectives

Learn more about the graduate experience here at Duquesne by gaining insight from our students.  Feel free to contact our office and we will be glad to connect you with a student in your program of interest.

"I didn't want to feel like "just a number" in graduate school.  I wanted to form personal relationships with the faculty and my peers.  Bayer School professors are always available to help, whether it is a professional or personal situation, and they truly care about your success in the program and in your future endeavors."

Holly Castellano
Ph.D. Chemistry, 2017


"The rigor of the courses and the application of real-world cases was the best preparation I could've asked for.  There are many similarities between what is asked of me now at work and the coursework I completed at Duquesne."

Henry Musembi
Professional MBA, 2016


"I choose Duquesne for my graduate studies due to its reputation as one of the nation's premier Catholic univesities.  It's a close-knit community, and I benefited thoroughly from the smaller class sizes and more personal approach."

Matthew Kline
M.S.Ed. School Administration K-12, 2014


"The close-knit community of students, faculty and administrators provide a learning environment I found unnparelleled in support and encouragement.  The tradition, beauty and academic reputation of the University were just a few factors that prompted me to enroll."

Tarek Domat
M.S. in Health Management Systems, 2015


"Selecting courses in the energy and enironmental law concentration such as land use planning, enviironmental law and food law provided me with a background in important sustainability issues, a growing field."

Sabrina Rearick
J.D., 2016


"Duquesne's relationships and connections with organizations in the community are outsdtanding, and a  lot of my experience came from working in those areas.  Because of the opportunities to work with community leaders and the responsibility of working on real-world projects for real organizations, I was able to build a network of professionals along with a very strong videography and photography portfolio."

Alyssa Kramer
M.S. in Media Arts and Technology, 2014


"Before beginning my studies at Duquesne, I was a professional musician in the Army. When I began here, I didn't know how to use any of the technology or software that is integral to the field, but my professors mentored me. They encouraged me, and with their support I changed my major from music performance to technology with a concentration in electronic composition. I couldn't have done it without them."

Jason Hoffmann
M.M., Music Technology, 2016


"My experience at Duquesne has been like no other. The flexibility and support by the faculty is without parallel. The program allows me to continue to practice full time as a family nurse practitioner while working from home on my doctorate."

Sarah Thorn
Current DNP Student



"Duquesne had all the elements I wanted from a graduate school: a personalized classroom experience, small class sizes and ample resources to help me grow as a researcher. The research focus of my adviser matched my personal research interest, and all these facts, combined together, made Duquesne the perfect fit for me."

Khushbu Shah
Ph.D. Medicinal Chemistry, 2017


We encourage you to connect with current students and alumni to learn more about their experiences at Duquesne.