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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.

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50% Undergrad Tuition Scholarship

Full-time, first-year and transfer undergraduate School of Education students who start their studies in 2024 are eligible for a 50% tuition scholarship.

Undergraduate Admission

Undergraduate Programs

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Duquesne University students who have a strong academic background (GPA > 3.0) are eligible for the 5-Year Early Start Graduate Program. . 

To learn more about program eligibility, contact us at 412.396.6093.
Application Materials
  • Duquesne University undergraduate transcript 
  • Personal Statement: Please upload a 750-word personal statement, indicating why you would like to pursue the Equity Education Certificate program. In the statement, you should discuss how your values in teaching or other related fields align with this program. In addition, please talk about the importance of equity in relation to cultivating student empowerment/success. Finally, state how you think the program will help you become a critical or culturally responsive educator/citizen.
  • Letter of Recommendation: Students should request a letter of recommendation from a Duquesne University faculty member/instructor. Students cannot solicit letters of recommendation from graduate assistants for this application. When you indicate your recommender's email and name, we will reach out to them for the letter.
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Graduate Admission

 

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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.

*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

  • 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 
    • International applicants, please see Transcript Credential Evaluation section below.

Send application materials to:

soegradFREEDUQUESNE 

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

Effective January 1, 2023, initial BACB certification applications will no longer be accepted from individuals who reside outside of the US, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia. FAQs About the 2023 International Changes.

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 applicants, please see Transcript Credential Evaluation section below.

International Applicants

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.

Transcript Credit Evaluation

If your transcript(s) is 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.

You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

Submission of Admission Materials

When all of the above materials 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.

Send official transcripts and all admissions materials to:
soegradFREEDUQUESNE

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 2024 Applications: Counselor Education is now accepting applications for our 2024 Fall cohort. Applications will be accepted until February 1.

Qualified candidates will be notified of an interview once a completed application is received. Interviews begin February 2024.

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:
soegradFREEDUQUESNE

    • International applicants, please see Transcript Credential Evaluation section below.
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo

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 Credit Evaluation

If your transcript(s) is 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.

You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA
    Candidates who have a 3.0 GPA or higher in their bachelor's degree are competitive candidates for admission into our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Early Childhood Education program
  • International Applicants
    International Students seeking fully online programs are not eligible for U.S. Student Visas. Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.


Application Deadlines 

  • Rolling Admissions
    Our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Early Childhood Education program has a rolling admissions process. This means you can apply anytime throughout the year.
     

Application Materials 


All Applicants
  • Duquesne University Online Graduate Application
  • Official transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation from an academic or professional contact (no personal contact).
  • Provide a one-page letter of intent, describing "why you want to become a teacher."

Send official application materials to:


OR

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


Additional Requirements

Materials will be reviewed by a graduate early childhood education advisor. If the minimum program requirements are met, applicants will be asked to:
  • Attend an interview with the graduate early childhood education program advisors
  • Additional material might be requested as needed
 
For additional information, please contact us: (412) 396-6088 or prek4FREEDUQUESNE.

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. MAT scores may be required if GPA is below 3.0.

Admission Materials

  • Duquesne University Online Application
  • Official transcripts from accredited college, university, or seminary
    • International applicants, please see Transcript Credential Evaluation section below.
  • 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

International Applicants

TOEFL/IELTS

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.

Transcript Credit Evaluation

If your transcript(s) is 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.

You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

Application Materials Submission 

Submit materials to: 

soegradFREEDUQUESNE

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

International Applicants 

International Students seeking fully online programs are not eligible for U.S. Student Visas. Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

Application Materials Submission

Send application materials to:

soegradFREEDUQUESNE

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 2024 Applications: Counselor Education is now accepting applications for our 2024 Fall cohort. Applications will be accepted until February 1. 

Qualified candidates will be notified of an interview once a completed application is received. Interviews begin February 2024.

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
    • International applicants, please see Transcript Credential Evaluation section below.
    • 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:
soegradFREEDUQUESNE

  •  
  • 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 Credit Evaluation

If your transcript(s) is 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.

You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

Requirements

*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:

soegradFREEDUQUESNE

or

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

International Applicants

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.

Transcript Credit Evaluation

If your transcript(s) is 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.

You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

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.

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 2024 Applications: Counselor Education is now accepting applications for our 2024 Fall cohort. Applications will be accepted until February 1. 

Qualified candidates will be notified of an interview once a completed application is received. Interviews begin February 2024.

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:
soegradFREEDUQUESNE

    • International applicants, please see Transcript Credential Evaluation section below.
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo

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 Credit Evaluation

If your transcript(s) is 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.

You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

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 2024 Applications: Counselor Education is now accepting applications for our 2024 Fall cohort. Applications will be accepted until February 1.

Qualified candidates will be notified of an interview once a completed application is received. Interviews begin February 2024.

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:
soegradFREEDUQUESNE

    • International applicants, please see Transcript Credential Evaluation section below.
  • 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 Credit Evaluation

If your transcript(s) is 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.

You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

Visit International 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
    • International applicants, please see Transcript Credential Evaluation section below.
  • 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:

soegradFREEDUQUESNE

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.

International Applicants

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.

Transcript Credit Evaluation

If your transcript(s) is 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.

You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA*
    *Applicants seeking admission to the program must have a minimum 3.0 GPA overall and in their secondary content area.
  • Candidates must meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education content requirements.*
    *If you have questions about whether or not you meet these requirements, please contact us: (412) 396-6088 or secondaryedFREEDUQUESNE 
  • International Applicants
    International Students seeking fully online programs are not eligible for U.S. Student Visas. Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

 Application Deadlines 

  • Rolling Admissions
    Our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)  Secondary Education program has a rolling admissions process. This means you can apply anytime throughout the year.

 
Application Materials 


All Applicants
  • Duquesne University Online Graduate Application
  • Official transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation from an academic or professional contact (no personal contact).
  • Provide a one-page letter of intent, describing "why you want to become a teacher."

Send official application materials to:


OR

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

Additional Requirements

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
  • Additional material might be requested as needed
Candidates must meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education content requirements.


International Applicants

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

For additional information, please contact us: (412) 396-6088 or secondaryedFREEDUQUESNE.

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
    • International applicants, please see Transcript Credential Evaluation section below.

Send application materials to:

soegradFREEDUQUESNE%C2%A0

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. 

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

Transcript Credit Evaluation

If your transcript(s) is 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.

You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

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 2024 Applications: Counselor Education is now accepting applications for our 2024 Fall cohort. Applications will be accepted until February 1.

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

Upon completing the online application 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:
soegradFREEDUQUESNE

    • International applicants, please see Transcript Credit Evaluation section below.
    • 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 Credit Evaluation

If your transcript(s) is 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.

You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

A maximum of 12 students will be admitted into the July 2024 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, Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

Note: Applications received after January 31 may be considered on a rolling basis if slots remain open in the cohort. Those who submit by the January 31, 2024 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
    • Professional Resume
    • 2 essays
    • Transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate work
      • International applicants, please see Transcript Credit Evaluation section below. 

International Applicants

International Students seeking fully online programs are not eligible for U.S. Student Visas. Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.


Admission Process and Deadlines

  • Completed application packet due no later than Wednesday, January 31, 2024
  • Zoom interviews occur the first two weeks of February 2024
  • Group interview will take place Saturday, March 2, 2024
  • Successful applicants notified mid-March
  • Classes begin on July 9, 2024

Application Information

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

 

Submit application materials to:
soegradFREEDUQUESNE

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 transcripts 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 see Transcript Credit Evaluation section below.
  • 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."

Final decisions are made by April 15 of each year.

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). Please see Transcript Credential Evaluation Section below.
  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:

soegradFREEDUQUESNE

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.

International Applicants

Transcript Credit Evaluation

If your transcript(s) is 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.

You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

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 see Transcript Credit Evaluation section below.
  • 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 Psy.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 Psy.D. as a practice-oriented degree, and the local clinical scientist 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."

Final decisions are made by April 15 of each year.


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 see Transcript Credit Evaluation section below.
  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:

soegradFREEDUQUESNE

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.

International Applicants

Transcript Credit Evaluation

If your transcript(s) is 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.

You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

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
    • International applicants, please see our Transcript Credential Evaluation section below.

*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

soegradFREEDUQUESNE%C2%A0

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

Transcript Credit Evaluation

If your transcript(s) is 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.

You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

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 Transcript
  • International applicants, please see the Transcript Credential Evaluation section below.

Submit application materials to:

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

or

soegradFREEDUQUESNE%C2%A0

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

Transcript Credit Evaluation

If your transcript(s) is 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.

You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

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
    • International applicants, please see the Transcript Credential Evaluation section below.
  • 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

soegradFREEDUQUESNE

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

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

Transcript Credit Evaluation

If your transcript(s) is 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.

You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

Admission Requirements

*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

soegradFREEDUQUESNE%C2%A0

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

Transcript Credit Evaluation

If your transcript(s) is 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.

You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

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
    • International applicants, please see the Transcript Credential Evaluation section below.
  • 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

soegradFREEDUQUESNE

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

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

Transcript Credit Evaluation

If your transcript(s) is 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.

You may use the following services to request official foreign credential evaluations: World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

Visit International Admissions for additional information and requirements.

 

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.
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)
University Financial Aid
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.
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)
University Financial Aid
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
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)
University Financial Aid

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