The totality of your application, including all supporting documents, is carefully evaluated when considering admission. Below are the deadlines for submitting the Online Application, including all supporting documents. We will complete the review of your application after all requirements have been received.
Applicants to the Business Essentials Micro-credential are reviewed on a rolling basis. Typically, admission decisions are released within 5-7 business days of an applicant submitting all required materials.
A complete application includes all of the following
You will need to request official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities you have attended. This includes transfer coursework earned at any institution, even if you did not earn a degree.
Duquesne students and alumni: All transcript requests are made through our transcript request page.
Other US-based university/college students and alumni: Contact your school's registrar office to have your official transcript sent via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to the Duquesne Graduate School of Business. If your school is not able to send via email, please mail paper copies to:
Palumbo-Donahue School of Business
704 Rockwell Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
International students are required to have a four-year bachelor's degree. Certain three-year degrees may be acceptable. Please contact your programs' admissions counselor for verification.
If your undergraduate and/or graduate degrees are from an institution located outside of the United States, you must use a transcript credential evaluation service to obtain a course-by-course report. The official reports must be sent directly to Duquesne University from the organization you order through and will qualify as official transcripts. Please review our Transcript Credential Evaluation Directions.
100% Online Micro-Credential
International students on an F-1 visa while in the USA cannot enroll in the 100% online micro-credential. International students already in the USA with other visa categories may be eligible to enroll in the 100% online micro-credential. International students who wish to complete the program from their home country may apply. Please contact the International Programs at Duquesne University for more information.
English Proficiency Requirements
TOEFL scores must be sent directly from the ETS website. Duquesne's institution code for the TOEFL is 2196, and the department code is 02. We require a TOEFL score earned within 12 months (one year) from the time of application. The minimum score for TOEFL is 90.
DET scores must be sent directly from the Duolingo website. We require a DET score earned within 12 months (one year) from the time of application. The minimum score for DET is 115.