It's Time For Bigger Goals

Become the educator, school psychologist, counselor, administrator, professor, or higher education professional you are meant to be with an undergraduate, master's, doctorate, or licensure/certification from the Duquesne University School of Education. Learn how to take the first steps in the admissions process to pursue your dreams.

A great value, a great education

Understanding the adverse factors educators face in the current market, we are committed to providing students with a high-quality education at an affordable price. To do this, we offer multiple tuition awards and forms of financial aid.

Depending upon the program and eligibility, our awards range from 25%-60% towards tuition. A Duquesne University education is an investment in your future. This investment will prepare you to reach the height of your career and provide a meaningful return on your investment.

Admission

Undergraduate Programs

Test-Optional Admission - Opt-out of the ACT or SAT

Do you feel that may not reflect your academic potential and successes? Consider Duquesne University's test-optional admission. This might be the right option for you, especially in this current climate. 

Visit the University Admissions page to learn about the undergraduate admissions process. University Admissions
Test-Optional Admission - Opt-out of the ACT or SAT

Do you feel that may not reflect your academic potential and successes? Consider Duquesne University's test-optional admission. This might be the right option for you, especially in this current climate. 

Visit the University Admissions page to learn about the undergraduate admissions process. University Admissions
Test-Optional Admission - Opt-out of the ACT or SAT

Do you feel that may not reflect your academic potential and successes? Consider Duquesne University's test-optional admission. This might be the right option for you, especially in this current climate. 

Visit the University Admissions page to learn about the undergraduate admissions process. University Admissions
Test-Optional Admission - Opt-out of the ACT or SAT

Do you feel that may not reflect your academic potential and successes? Consider Duquesne University's test-optional admission. This might be the right option for you, especially in this current climate. 

Visit the University Admissions page to learn about the undergraduate admissions process. University Admissions
Test-Optional Admission - Opt-out of the ACT or SAT

Do you feel that may not reflect your academic potential and successes? Consider Duquesne University's test-optional admission. This might be the right option for you, especially in this current climate. 

Visit the University Admissions page to learn about the undergraduate admissions process. University Admissions

Master's Programs

Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • For admission to this graduate program in Special Education meet the minimum GPA requirement (3.0) for their previous coursework as established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), although some exceptions may apply.

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency.

Application Materials

  • Duquesne University Online Application
  • A statement of purpose demonstrating the applicant's Professionalism and Ethics, commitment to Academic Excellence, and commitment to Collaboration and Diversity. For the statement of purpose, the applicant should answer a set of questions framed around these themes.
  • Official Transcripts

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.

Send application materials to:

soegrad@duq.edu 

or

School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
Duquesne University
214 Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Admission Process

All students will need to obtain the following clearances during their first semester of attendance:

  • Act 33 - Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Act 34 - Criminal Record Check
  • Act 114 - FBI Clearance
  • Act 126 - Mandated Reporter Training
  • TB test

International Applicants

Duquesne University requires submission of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores for all non-native English speaking applicants who attended a university outside of the United States.

Score Requirements

The University requires the following minimum scores in each area to be considered for admission: TOEFL minimum of 80 (iBT - internet based) with no sub-score less than 17, or 550 on the paper-based test; IELTS minimum score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.5 for Reading, 5.5 for Writing, 5.5 for Speaking, and 6.0 for Listening.

Additionally, the English as a Second Language program conducts a review of each matriculated student upon arrival to determine individual needs for English instruction to support success in their chosen degree program

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester Admission: August 1
  • Spring Semester Admission: December 1 
  • Summer Semester Admission: May 1

Admission Requirements

  • A 3.0 GPA*

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency.

  • Undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts
  • International Students: Transcript Credential Evaluation

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. 

  • International Students: TOEFL/IELTS

Duquesne University requires submission of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores for all non-native English-speaking applicants.

Score Requirements
The University requires the following minimum scores in each area to be considered for admission: TOEFL minimum of 80 (iBT - internet based) with no sub-score less than 17, or 550 on the paper-based test; IELTS minimum score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.5 for Reading, 5.5 for Writing, 5.5 for Speaking, and 6.0 for Listening. Have these scores ready to insert into the online application.

    • Additionally, the English as a Second Language program conducts a review of each matriculated student upon arrival to determine individual needs for English instruction to support success in their chosen degree program.
    • Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

When all of the above are ready, all applicants to the University must complete Duquesne University's Online Application

Each application will then be reviewed to determine if minimum GPA standards have been met. Admissions decisions are mailed to applicants.

Submission of Admission Materials

Send official transcripts and all admissions materials to:
soegrad@duq.edu

or

School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
Duquesne University
214 Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Bachelor’s Degree- All majors welcomed to apply

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency.

Application Materials

Fall 2023 Deadline - February 1, 2023

An on-campus interview is scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2023. Due to the volume of applications received and seats available, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Once each of the below materials is submitted, select candidates will be invited to an interview.

Upon applying to the university, applicants will be prompted to submit their supporting materials in their applicant portal. Applicants can track the progress of their application materials in their applicant portal.

  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Graduate education essay
    • The essay is limited to 250 words
    • Prompt: Discuss your professional plans upon acquiring a master's degree in counseling
  • Two (2) Recommendations
    • Names and email addresses of recommenders are needed
    • Recommender will receive an email prompting the recommender to upload their recommendation for the applicant
    • Recommendations must be from individuals who can speak about the applicant’s academic/professional abilities (i.e. faculty/supervisor recommendations
    • Note: Family, friends, and professional colleagues are not acceptable references
  • Official transcripts
    • Submit transcripts to one of the following:

Hard Copy:
Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Electronic:
soegrad@duq.edu

    • International transcripts

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.

  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo

Please see International Applicants section

International Applicants - Additional Application Steps

 

English Proficiency Requirements

Duquesne University requires submission of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Duolingo English Test (DET) scores for all non-native English-speaking applicants who attended a university outside of the United States.

Score Requirements
The University requires the following minimum scores* for general admission consideration:

  • TOEFL (iBT) 80
  • IELTS 6.5**
  • Duolingo English Test 105

Transcript Credential Evaluation:
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.

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • All international students must receive a score of 550 on the paper version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test or a score of 80 on the internet version of the TOEFL (the TOEFL iBT). International students also have the option to submit the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency. 

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: April 1

Application Materials

Send application materials to:

soegrad@duq.edu

or

Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Graduates with a bachelor's degree from an accredited college, university, or seminary and a teaching certificate will be considered for admission
  • Admission decisions are based primarily on the applicant's previous academic record as shown by official transcripts.

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency. 

Admission Materials

  • Duquesne University Online Application
  • Official transcripts from accredited college, university, or seminary
    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.
  • Resume that documents competence and effectiveness in professional work
  • One Letter of Recommendation prior to acceptance
    • Name and email address of recommender is needed
    • Recommender will receive an email prompting them to upload their recommendation for the applicant
    • Recommendation must be from individual who can speak about the applicant's academic/professional abilities (i.e. administrator/supervisor recommendation)
    • Note: Family, friends, and professional colleagues are not acceptable references

Send application materials to:

soegrad@duq.edu

or

Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Admission Procedure

After the application for admission and transcripts have been favorably reviewed by faculty, the Graduate Office will send the applicant an official notification of admission to graduate study.

Applying to our online M.S. in Higher Education Administration program is easy. Below is a breakdown of the required materials that must accompany your application. Create an account to start our application.

Application Materials

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.

  • One-page statement of purpose addressing motivation for seeking admission to the program (250 word maximum). The statement of purpose can be emailed to: higheredadmin@duq.edu 

All international students with a degree from a non-English speaking institution must submit test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.

Send application materials to:

soegrad@duq.edu

or

Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

International applicants can visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university

Duquesne University participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA). Visit the State Authorization web page to learn more about these distance learning regulations, information concerning professional licensure disclosures and complaint resolution processes.

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency.

Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Bachelor’s Degree- All majors welcomed to apply

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency.

Application Materials

Fall 2023 Deadline - February 1, 2023

An on-campus interview is scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2023. Due to the volume of applications received and seats available, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Once each of the below materials is submitted, select candidates will be invited to an interview.

Upon applying to the university, applicants will be prompted to submit their supporting materials in their applicant portal. Applicants can track the progress of their application materials in their applicant portal.

  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Graduate education essay
    • The essay is limited to 250 words
    • Prompt: Discuss your professional plans upon acquiring a master's degree in counseling
  • Two (2) Recommendations
    • Names and email addresses of recommenders are needed
    • Recommender will receive an email prompting the recommender to upload their recommendation for the applicant
    • Recommendations must be from individuals who can speak about the applicant’s academic/professional abilities (i.e. faculty/supervisor recommendations
    • Note: Family, friends, and professional colleagues are not acceptable references
  • Official transcripts
    • Submit transcripts to one of the following:

Hard Copy:
Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Electronic:
soegrad@duq.edu

    • International transcripts

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.

  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo

Please see International Applicants section

International Applicants - Additional Application Steps


English Proficiency Requirements

Duquesne University requires submission of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Duolingo English Test (DET) scores for all non-native English-speaking applicants who attended a university outside of the United States.

Score Requirements

The University requires the following minimum scores* for general admission consideration:

  • TOEFL (iBT) 80
  • IELTS 6.5**
  • Duolingo English Test 105

Transcript Credential Evaluation

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.

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Duquesne University Graduate Online Application.

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency.

Submit application materials to:

soegrad@duq.edu

or

Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Bachelor’s Degree- All majors welcomed to apply

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency.

Note: In the case of GPA exceptions, we adhere to this State-mandated requirement:

In accordance with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), a school counseling applicant must have earned a grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.8 for their last 48 credits. Upon receiving the applicant's transcripts, Duquesne university calculates the applicant's GPA, and notifies the applicant if the GPA is below 2.8. Those applicants who have earned at least a 2.8 but less than a 3.0 GPA for their last 48 credits, must submit either the GRE or MAT scores with their application.

Application Materials

Fall 2023 Deadline - February 1, 2023

An on-campus interview is scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2023. Due to the volume of applications received and seats available, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Once each of the below materials is submitted, select candidates will be invited to an interview.

Upon applying to the university, applicants will be prompted to submit their supporting materials in their applicant portal. Applicants can track the progress of their application materials in their applicant portal.

  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Graduate education essay
    • The essay is limited to 250 words
    • Prompt: Discuss your professional plans upon acquiring a master's degree in counseling
  • Two (2) Recommendations
    • Names and email addresses of recommenders are needed
    • Recommender will receive an email prompting the recommender to upload their recommendation for the applicant
    • Recommendations must be from individuals who can speak about the applicant’s academic/professional abilities (i.e. faculty/supervisor recommendations
    • Note: Family, friends, and professional colleagues are not acceptable references
  • Official transcripts
    • Submit transcripts to one of the following:

Hard Copy:
Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Electronic:
soegrad@duq.edu

    • International transcripts

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.

  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo

Please see International Applicants section

International Applicants - Additional Application Steps

English Proficiency Requirements:

Duquesne University requires submission of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Duolingo English Test (DET) scores for all non-native English-speaking applicants who attended a university outside of the United States.

Score Requirements

The University requires the following minimum scores* for general admission consideration:

  • TOEFL (iBT) 80
  • IELTS 6.5**
  • Duolingo English Test 105

Transcript Credential Evaluation

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.

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Bachelor’s Degree- All majors welcomed to apply

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency.

Application Materials

Fall 2023 Deadline - February 1, 2023

An on-campus interview is scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2023. Due to the volume of applications received and seats available, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Once each of the below materials is submitted, select candidates will be invited to an interview.

Upon applying to the university, applicants will be prompted to submit their supporting materials in their applicant portal. Applicants can track the progress of their application materials in their applicant portal.

  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Graduate education essay
    • The essay is limited to 250 words
    • Prompt: Discuss your professional plans upon acquiring a master's degree in counseling
  • Two (2) Recommendations
    • Names and email addresses of recommenders are needed
    • Recommender will receive an email prompting the recommender to upload their recommendation for the applicant
    • Recommendations must be from individuals who can speak about the applicant’s academic/professional abilities (i.e. faculty/supervisor recommendations
    • Note: Family, friends, and professional colleagues are not acceptable references
  • Official transcripts
    • Submit transcripts to one of the following:

Hard Copy:
Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Electronic:
soegrad@duq.edu

    • International transcripts

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.

  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo

Please see International Applicants section

International Applicants - Additional Application Steps

English Proficiency Requirements:

Duquesne University requires submission of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Duolingo English Test (DET) scores for all non-native English-speaking applicants who attended a university outside of the United States.

Score Requirements

The University requires the following minimum scores* for general admission consideration:

  • TOEFL (iBT) 80
  • IELTS 6.5**
  • Duolingo English Test 105

Transcript Credential Evaluation

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.

Visit IInternational Admissions for additional information and requirements.

Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Graduates with a bachelor's degree from an accredited college, university, or seminary and a teaching certificate will be considered for admission
  • Admission decisions are based primarily on the applicant's previous academic record as shown by official transcripts

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency. 

Admission Materials

  • Duquesne University Online Application
  • Official transcripts from accredited college, university, or seminary
    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.
  • Resume that documents competence and effectiveness in professional work
  • One Letter of Recommendation prior to acceptance
    • Name and email address of recommender is needed
    • Recommender will receive an email prompting them to upload their recommendation for the applicant
    • Recommendation must be from individual who can speak about the applicant's academic/professional abilities (i.e. administrator/supervisor recommendation)
    • Note: Family, friends, and professional colleagues are not acceptable references

Send application materials to:

soegrad@duq.edu

or

Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Admission Procedure

After the application for admission and transcripts have been favorably reviewed by faculty, the Graduate Office will send the applicant an official notification of admission to graduate study.

Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Applicants seeking initial certification must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Applicants who are returning secondary education teachers must have an overall 3.0 GPA and a 3.0 GPA in secondary education content courses.

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency. 

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Summer: April 1

Application Materials

Send application materials to:

soegrad@duq.edu

or

Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Materials will be reviewed by a graduate secondary education advisor. If the minimum program requirements are met, applicants will be asked to:

  • Attend an interview with the graduate secondary education program advisors
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from academic or professional contacts (no personal contacts)
  • Provide a one-page letter of intent, describing "why you want to become a teacher".

Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • For admission to this graduate program in Special Education meet the minimum GPA requirement (3.0) for their previous coursework as established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), although some exceptions may apply.

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency.

Application Materials

  • Duquesne University Online Application
  • A statement of purpose demonstrating the applicant's Professionalism and Ethics, commitment to Academic Excellence, and commitment to Collaboration and Diversity. For the statement of purpose, the applicant should answer a set of questions framed around these themes.
  • Official Transcripts

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.

Send application materials to:

soegrad@duq.edu 

or

School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
Duquesne University
214 Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Admission Process


Applicants are also required to schedule an interview with Special Education faculty.Admission Process

All students will need to obtain the following clearances during their first semester of attendance:

  • Act 33 - Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Act 34 - Criminal Record Check
  • Act 114 - FBI Clearance
  • Act 126 - Mandated Reporter Training
  • TB test

International Applicants


Duquesne University requires submission of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores for all non-native English speaking applicants who attended a university outside of the United States.

Score Requirements

The University requires the following minimum scores in each area to be considered for admission: TOEFL minimum of 80 (iBT - internet based) with no sub-score less than 17, or 550 on the paper-based test; IELTS minimum score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.5 for Reading, 5.5 for Writing, 5.5 for Speaking, and 6.0 for Listening.

Additionally, the English as a Second Language program conducts a review of each matriculated student upon arrival to determine individual needs for English instruction to support success in their chosen degree program

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

Doctoral Programs

Admission Requirements


3.0 GPA*

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency.

CACREP Requirements
The Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has the following requirements for doctoral students:

  • Master's degree in counseling or a closely related field
  • Completed coursework in the CACREP common core areas, which include: 1) Professional Identity, 2) Social and Cultural Diversity, 3) Human Growth and Development, 4) Career Development, 5) Helping Relationships, 6) Group Work, 7) Assessment, and 8) Research and Program Evaluation
  • Completed coursework in a CACREP specialty area (e.g., addictions counseling, clinical mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling, school counseling, etc.)

Applicants who have not graduated from a CACREP master's program, or who have a master's in psychology, social work, or a related field, are to mail or e-mail an unofficial copy of their master's transcript to the Program Director, who will review the transcript to identify what additional coursework is needed to satisfy CACREP prerequisites.

Application Materials

Fall 2023 Applications: Counselor Education is now accepting applications for our 2023 Fall cohort. Applications will be accepted until our cohort is filled.

Once each of the below materials are submitted, select candidates will be invited to an interview.

Upon applying to the university, applicants will be prompted to submit their supporting materials in their applicant portal. Applicants can track the progress of their application materials in their applicant portal.

  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Graduate education essay
    • The essay is limited to 500 words
    • Prompt: Discuss your professional plans upon acquiring a Ph.D. in Counselor Education
  • Two (2) Recommendations
    • Names and email addresses of recommenders are needed
    • Recommender will receive an email prompting the recommender to upload their recommendation for the applicant
    • Recommendations must be from individuals who can speak about the applicant’s academic/professional abilities (i.e. faculty/supervisor recommendations)
    • Note: Family, friends, and professional colleagues are not acceptable references
  • Official transcripts
    • Submit transcripts to one of the following:

Hard Copy:
Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Electronic:
soegrad@duq.edu

  • International transcripts
    • 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.
    • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo
    • Please see International Applicants section below

International Applicants - Additional Application Steps

English Proficiency Requirements

Duquesne University requires submission of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo English Test (DET) scores for all non-native English-speaking applicants who attended a university outside of the United States.

Score Requirements

The University requires the following minimum scores* for general admission consideration:

  • TOEFL (iBT) 80
  • IELTS 6.5**
  • Duolingo English Test 105

Transcript Credential Evaluation

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. 

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

 

A maximum of 10 students will be admitted into the July 2022 Ed.D in Educational Leadership cohort based on their academic qualification, appropriate experience, and application packet quality. Admission decisions are made without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age, gender, or sexual orientation.

Five years of educational experience or experience in a related field is preferred. The admission committee will not consider incomplete applications.

All applications must be received by noon, Thursday, February 17, 2022.

Note: Applications received after February 17 may be considered on a rolling basis if slots remain open in the cohort. Those who submit by the February 17, 2022 deadline will be considered for graduate assistantships and other supportive funding before late applicants.

Admission Criteria

  • Master's degree in education or related field
  • Five years of experience in PK-12 Schools or related educational field preferred
  • A 3.0 in graduate work
  • Completed application packet
    • Cover Letter
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Professional Resume
    • 2 essays
    • Transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate work
      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.

Admission Process and Deadlines

  • Completed application packet due no later than Thursday, February 17, 2022
  • Phone Interviews occur last weeks of February 2022
  • Group interview will take place Saturday, March 26, 2022
  • Successful applicants notified end of March
  • Classes begin Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Application Information


All applications must be received by 4:00 PM, Thursday, February, 17 2022.

Download the Following Application Resources:
Application Packet Guide and Instructions (.pdf)

Submit application materials to:
soegrad@duq.edu

or

School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
Duquesne University
214 Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

In addition to completing all the requirements of the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Application packet detailed above, all applicants must complete Duquesne University's online application.

Students are admitted into the Ph.D. Program once per year with an annual application deadline of January 15.

Requirements

  • Duquesne University Application
  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores (optional)
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
    • A 3.0 GPA is required*
      *Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency.
    • If your undergraduate and/or graduate degree 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 (see #3 under the Application Procedure section).
  • Although not required, applicants are permitted to upload additional materials that demonstrate potential for success and fit with the aims of the program.

Faculty members review all Ph.D. application materials and identify applicants who are judged to have a high likelihood of success in graduate studies, and have professional goals and interests that align with obtaining a doctoral degree in school psychology, the Ph.D. as a research-oriented degree, and the scientist-practitioner model of training. Successful applicants are invited to an on campus interview.

Faculty members then consider all application materials and interview information to make admission offers. With an admissions offer, the student will then enroll in classes for the upcoming fall semester. The Program does not engage in "rolling admissions."

Application Procedure

To be considered for admission, applicants must complete the following steps. By following this procedure, there will be no application fee.

  1.  Prepare a letter of interest to upload into the online application. A letter of intent describes educational, professional, research, and personal experiences that have resulted in an applicant's interests to pursue a career in school psychology, specifically pursue a Ph.D. in school psychology, and consider the Duquesne University Ph.D. School Psychology Program in particular. The letter of interest should also outline an applicant's career goals so that the faculty may judge the match between the applicant's goals and the stated goals and competencies of the Ph.D. Program. Applicants should be certain to cover his or her research experience and research interests as these are carefully evaluated by the Program faculty when reviewing applications for the Ph.D. program as it is in part a research-oriented degree.
  2. Prepare a curriculum vita/resume to upload into the online application.
  3. All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts should be sent by your university to the Office of Graduate Admissions (address below). 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.
  4. The submission of GRE scores is optional. GRE scores obtained within 5 years of the date of application can be sent to Duquesne University. Please contact ETS to have your official GRE scores sent to Duquesne University- Institutional Code #2196. Note it takes 7-10 days for Duquesne University to receive your score after your order from ETS.
  5. Duquesne University requires submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores for all non-native English-speaking applicants. Additionally, the English as a Second Language Program conducts a review of each matriculated student upon arrival to determine individual needs for English instruction to support success in his/her degree program. The University requires the following minimum scores in each area to be considered for admission: TOEFL minimum of 80 (internet based) with no sub-score less than 17, or 550 on the paper-based test; IELTS minimum score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.5 for Reading, 5.5 for Writing, 5.5 for Speaking, and 6.0 for Listening. Have these scores ready to insert into the online application.
  6. The online application will ask the applicant to supply the names and email addresses of three persons who are willing to write a letter of reference. The online application process will then email each letter writer and ask them to upload a letter of reference regarding your application to the Program. Please inform your letter writers to expect an automated email.
  7. When all of the above are ready, applicants must complete Duquesne University's online application. This application requires you to upload the documents above.

Faculty members will review all completed applications and rate each according to the quality of submitted materials (letter of intent, transcripts, test scores and references) and match with the stated goals and competencies associated with the Ph.D. Program. Successful applicants will then be selected for an on-campus interview. Applicants will be notified by email or telephone of an interview invitation, as well as the time and place of the interview. Although an on-campus interview is strongly preferred, if an applicant is unable to attend an on-campus interview, a videoconference interview will be arranged. After final admissions decisions have been made, letters of acceptance, rejection, or wait list status will be emailed and then air/ground mailed to all of the applicants. Final decisions are made after April 15 of each year.

Send official transcripts to:

soegrad@duq.edu

or

School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions 
Duquesne University
214 Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Change of Degree Programs

If a student would like to change degree sequences, the student must complete a new application and follow all application guidelines for the desired degree program. It is not permissible for students simply to elect to change or migrate between School Psychology Program degree sequences without making a formal application. In the case where a current student is accepted into a new degree program, the student's program of study will be reviewed with the student's advisor to ensure that the future course of study will meet the requirements of the new degree sequence.

Students are admitted into the Ph.D. Program once per year with an annual application deadline of January 15.

Requirements

  • Duquesne University Application
  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores (optional)
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
    • A 3.0 GPA is required*
      *Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency.
    • If your undergraduate and/or graduate degree 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 (see #3 under the Application Procedure section).
  • Although not required, applicants are permitted to upload additional materials that demonstrate potential for success and fit with the aims of the program.

Faculty members review all Ph.D. application materials and identify applicants who are judged to have a high likelihood of success in graduate studies, and have professional goals and interests that align with obtaining a doctoral degree in school psychology, the Ph.D. as a research-oriented degree, and the scientist-practitioner model of training. Successful applicants are invited to an on campus interview.

Faculty members then consider all application materials and interview information to make admission offers. With an admissions offer, the student will then enroll in classes for the upcoming fall semester. The Program does not engage in "rolling admissions."

Application Procedure

To be considered for admission, applicants must complete the following steps. By following this procedure, there will be no application fee.

  1.  Prepare a letter of interest to upload into the online application. A letter of intent describes educational, professional, research, and personal experiences that have resulted in an applicant's interests to pursue a career in school psychology, specifically pursue a Ph.D. in school psychology, and consider the Duquesne University Ph.D. School Psychology Program in particular. The letter of interest should also outline an applicant's career goals so that the faculty may judge the match between the applicant's goals and the stated goals and competencies of the Ph.D. Program. Applicants should be certain to cover his or her research experience and research interests as these are carefully evaluated by the Program faculty when reviewing applications for the Ph.D. program as it is in part a research-oriented degree.
  2. Prepare a curriculum vita/resume to upload into the online application.
  3. All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts should be sent by your university to the Office of Graduate Admissions (address below). 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.
  4. The submission of GRE scores is optional. GRE scores obtained within 5 years of the date of application can be sent to Duquesne University. Please contact ETS to have your official GRE scores sent to Duquesne University- Institutional Code #2196. Note it takes 7-10 days for Duquesne University to receive your score after your order from ETS.
  5. Duquesne University requires submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores for all non-native English-speaking applicants. Additionally, the English as a Second Language Program conducts a review of each matriculated student upon arrival to determine individual needs for English instruction to support success in his/her degree program. The University requires the following minimum scores in each area to be considered for admission: TOEFL minimum of 80 (internet based) with no sub-score less than 17, or 550 on the paper-based test; IELTS minimum score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.5 for Reading, 5.5 for Writing, 5.5 for Speaking, and 6.0 for Listening. Have these scores ready to insert into the online application.
  6. The online application will ask the applicant to supply the names and email addresses of three persons who are willing to write a letter of reference. The online application process will then email each letter writer and ask them to upload a letter of reference regarding your application to the Program. Please inform your letter writers to expect an automated email.
  7. When all of the above are ready, applicants must complete Duquesne University's online application. This application requires you to upload the documents above.

Faculty members will review all completed applications and rate each according to the quality of submitted materials (letter of intent, transcripts, test scores and references) and match with the stated goals and competencies associated with the Ph.D. Program. Successful applicants will then be selected for an on-campus interview. Applicants will be notified by email or telephone of an interview invitation, as well as the time and place of the interview. Although an on-campus interview is strongly preferred, if an applicant is unable to attend an on-campus interview, a videoconference interview will be arranged. After final admissions decisions have been made, letters of acceptance, rejection, or wait list status will be emailed and then air/ground mailed to all of the applicants. Final decisions are made after April 15 of each year.

Send official transcripts to:

soegrad@duq.edu

or

School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions 
Duquesne University
214 Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Change of Degree Programs

If a student would like to change degree sequences, the student must complete a new application and follow all application guidelines for the desired degree program. It is not permissible for students simply to elect to change or migrate between School Psychology Program degree sequences without making a formal application. In the case where a current student is accepted into a new degree program, the student's program of study will be reviewed with the student's advisor to ensure that the future course of study will meet the requirements of the new degree sequence.

Other Licensure/Certification Programs

Admission Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree or higher in education or a related field
  • Official transcripts
    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.

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency. 

Admission Materials

Duquesne University Online Application  - Please select the "Autism Endorsement Non-Degree option on the admissions application.

Note: current Duquesne University School of Education students do not need to complete the Duquesne University Online Application

Send all domestic and international application materials to:

Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

or

soegrad@duq.edu 

International Applicants

Duquesne University requires submission of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores for all non-native English speaking applicants.

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Due to higher education regulation changes, Duquesne University is unable to accept applications for admission to online programs and courses from students residing in certain states. Before applying, please review the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency. 

Admission Materials

Duquesne University Online Application  - Please select the  "BCBA" Non-Degree option on the admissions application.

Official Transcripts
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.

Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

or

soegrad@duq.edu 

International Applicants

Duquesne University requires submission of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores for all non-native English speaking applicants.

Score Requirements

  • All international students must receive a score of 550 (paper version) or 80 (online version) of the TOEFL Exam or a score of 7.0 on the IELTS Exam, current to within one year
  • Additionally, the English as a Second Language program conducts a review of each matriculated student upon arrival to determine individual needs for English instruction to support success in their chosen degree program.

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Graduates with a bachelor's degree from an accredited college, university or seminary and a teaching certificate will be considered for admission
    Admission decisions are based primarily on the applicant's previous academic record as shown by official transcripts.

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency. 

Admission Materials

  • Duquesne University Online Application
  • Official transcripts from accredited college, university, or seminary
    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.
  • A resume that documents competence and effectiveness in professional work
  • One Letter of Recommendation prior to acceptance
    • Name and email address of recommender are needed
    • Recommender will receive an email prompting them to upload their recommendation for the applicant
    • Recommendation must be from individual who can speak about the applicant's academic/professional abilities (i.e. administrator/supervisor recommendation)
    • Note: Family, friends, and professional colleagues are not acceptable references

Submit all application materials to:

Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

or

soegrad@duq.edu

After the application for admission and transcripts have been favorably reviewed by faculty, the Graduate Office will send the applicant official

Admission Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Official transcripts
    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.
  • Duquesne University Application
  • Upon submitting the university application applicants will be prompted to submit
    • Resume/curriculum vitae
    • Graduate education essay (limited to 250 words concerning the applicant's reasons for applying to the post-master's program)

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency.

Mail all domestic and international application materials to:

Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

or

soegrad@duq.edu 

Upon review of the submitted materials, the Program Director will contact the applicant to arrange an admissions interview.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Due to higher education regulation changes, Duquesne University is unable to accept applications for admission to online programs and courses from students residing in certain states. Before applying, please review the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency. 

Admission Materials

  • Duquesne University Online Application
  • Official transcripts
    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.

Send all domestic and international application materials to:

Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

or

soegrad@duq.edu 

International Applicants

Duquesne University requires submission of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores for all non-native English speaking applicants.

Score Requirements

  • All international students must receive a score of 550 (paper version) or 80 (online version) of the TOEFL Exam or a score of 7.0 on the IELTS Exam, current to within one year
  • Additionally, the English as a Second Language program conducts a review of each matriculated student upon arrival to determine individual needs for English instruction to support success in their chosen degree program.

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Official transcripts
    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.
  • Duquesne University Application

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency. 

Submit application materials to:

Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

or

soegrad@duq.edu 

Admission Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Graduates with a bachelor's degree from an accredited college, university or seminary and a teaching certificate will be considered for admission
    Admission decisions are based primarily on the applicant's previous academic record as shown by official transcripts.

*Applicants are customarily expected to have a 3.0 grade point average, based on a four-point scale, in their undergraduate work. However, exceptions may be granted on a limited basis, in which there is substantial additional evidence of a student's academic competency. 

Admission Materials

  • Duquesne University Online Application
  • Official transcripts from accredited college, university, or seminary
    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.
  • A resume that documents competence and effectiveness in professional work
  • One Letter of Recommendation prior to acceptance
    • Name and email address of recommender are needed
    • Recommender will receive an email prompting them to upload their recommendation for the applicant
    • Recommendation must be from individual who can speak about the applicant's academic/professional abilities (i.e. administrator/supervisor recommendation)
    • Note: Family, friends, and professional colleagues are not acceptable references

Submit all application materials to:

Duquesne University School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions
214A Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

or

soegrad@duq.edu

After the application for admission and transcripts have been favorably reviewed by faculty, the Graduate Office will send the applicant official

Tuition and Aid

50% Towards Tuition

The 50% Tuition Scholarship is offered to undergraduate, full-time, first-year, and transfer students in the School of Education beginning Fall 2023.

Visit the University's Financial Aid page to learn how we can help you pursue your bigger goals. University Financial Aid
A Duquesne degree is an investment in your future. Join one of the nation's top-tier universities with the best value, considering cost and academic quality, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. At Duquesne, you'll become part of a community of nearly 9,500 students studying at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.

In addition to graduate tuition rates, students may also incur fees for administrative services, room, and meals, if applicable. At Duquesne University, we believe that financing your education is a partnership between the student and the university. As part of that partnership, The School of Education offers financial assistance in many forms including:

  • University-offered graduate assistantships are available for competitive application
  • Current full-time lay teachers of pre-K through high school or school administrators in a Roman Catholic school in the Pittsburgh, Greensburg, or Altoona-Johnstown Dioceses pursuing a non-doctoral degree or certificate in the School of Education may be eligible to receive a 60% tuition award. This Lay Teacher award does not apply to the doctoral programs. Only one Duquesne University degree may be earned under this reduced tuition program. The Catholic School Lay Teacher and Administrator Award Form details information pertaining to this award.

For further assistance, please contact the Duquesne University Office of Financial Aid.

Federal government financial aid options:
In addition to awards and scholarships, you may be eligible for financial aid with the federal government. The federal government has loan options that can cover education and living costs. Loan forgiveness options are also available for those working inside and outside of the classroom, these include:
  • Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

For further assistance, please contact FedLoan Servicing.
A Duquesne degree is an investment in your future and increases in value over time. Join one of the nation's top-tier universities with the best value, considering cost and academic quality, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. By making this investment in yourself, you will receive the highest level of academic quality from our highly regarded, diverse faculty who are at the forefront of the field of education. At Duquesne, you'll become part of a community of nearly 9,500 students studying at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.

In addition to graduate tuition rates, students may also incur fees for administrative services, room, and meals, if applicable. At Duquesne University, we believe that financing your education is a partnership between the student and the university. As part of that partnership, the School of Education offers financial assistance.

  • University-offered graduate assistantships are available for competitive application.
  • For graduate assistantships offered by the School of Education, please contact the Program Director or Chair of the Department for your desired program.

For further assistance, please contact the Duquesne University Office of Financial Aid.

Federal government financial aid options:
In addition to awards and scholarships, you may be eligible for financial aid with the federal government. The federal government has loan options that can cover education and living costs. Loan forgiveness options are also available for those working inside and outside of the classroom, these include:
  • Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
For further assistance, please contact FedLoan Servicing.
A Duquesne degree is an investment in your future and increases in value over time. Join one of the nation's top-tier universities with the best value, considering cost and academic quality, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. By making this investment in yourself, you will receive the highest level of academic quality from our highly regarded, diverse faculty who are at the forefront of the field of education. At Duquesne, you'll become part of a community of nearly 9,500 students studying at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.

In addition to graduate tuition rates, students may also incur fees for administrative services, room, and meals, if applicable. At Duquesne University, we believe that financing your education is a partnership between the student and the university. As part of that partnership, the School of Education offers financial assistance.

  • University-offered graduate assistantships are available for competitive application
  • For graduate assistantships offered by the School of Education, please contact the Program Director or Chair of the Department for your desired program

For further assistance, please contact the Duquesne University Office of Financial Aid.

Federal government financial aid options:
In addition to awards and scholarships, you may be eligible for financial aid with the federal government. The federal government has loan options that can cover education and living costs. Loan forgiveness options are also available for those working inside and outside of the classroom, these include:
  • Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

For further assistance, please contact FedLoan Servicing.

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