Master's and Doctoral Programs

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You'll be prepared to lead both inside and outside of the classroom with your master's or doctoral degree from Duquesne. Our faculty are teacher-scholars who will walk alongside you no matter where you are in your professional journey helping you achieve your next big goal.

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Experience a horizon-expanding education with our engaging graduate courses that directly apply to your profession. Together, we can help take your career to the next level.

Earn your advanced degree while getting individualized attention within our intimate class sizes. You'll benefit from a curriculum strategically designed to focus on your success.

Human Services

You'll receive intense training in counseling, teaching, supervision, research and advocacy which will prepare you to meet individuals where they are in their circumstances, and help them to develop, thrive and contribute to society.


Become part of our graduate population who hold leadership roles at area school districts, local community organizations and serve on various associations and councils. You'll strengthen your ability to lead with programs rooted in the ideals of ethics, compassion and social justice and are both state and nationally accredited. Our faculty are a diverse group of teacher-scholars who are leaders themselves - their research has gained national and international recognition, earning them numerous grants and awards.

Teacher Education

Earn a quality education built on a mission-oriented, student-centered culture that will position you to lead both inside the classroom and beyond. Our graduates are known as "best in class" educators and dynamic leaders in their professional fields.

Master's Programs

As a graduate student in our School of Education, you will be joining an extensive professional network in the Pittsburgh region and beyond; one that will connect you with successful educational leaders through coursework, mentorships and internships. Inside and outside the classroom, your experiences will mold you into a proud member of our community of scholars, a group that is shaping the future of education.

In all of our 13 graduate programs, we invite you to explore different perspectives and bring you face-to-face with social justice issues in the field. As an alumnus, you will be someone who can really change and influence the lives of those that you work with because you will have learned how to really listen so that you can provide the necessary assistance.

Teacher Education

These master's programs prepare you work as a teacher or educational specialist in K-12 schools, nontraditional schools or other educational settings.


Choose one of these master's programs and lead in the field of education as a K-12 school principal, school or district supervisor, instructional designer, or educational administrator in a school setting, university, or a non-profit, government or corporate institution.

Human Services

If you are looking to help children and adults improve their socioemotional, behavioral or mental health, one of these programs equip you with the skills to make a difference as a school psychologist, school counselor, marriage and family therapist or addiction counselor.

Doctoral Programs

When you choose Duquesne University for your doctoral studies, you're choosing a nationally ranked Catholic university consistently recognized for its outstanding academic and research programs. Time and again, Duquesne earns accolades from U.S. News and World Report, Princeton Review, Bloomberg Businessweek and Washington Monthly Magazine.

At Duquesne University's School of Education, we will help to guide you through each and every experience you have. We will help you learn how to listen to every voice, meet every individual where they are in every circumstance and educate all of your students and clients in the way that is best suited for them to develop, thrive and contribute to society. You will be joining an extensive network of scholars and professionals in the Pittsburgh region and beyond.

Human Services & Leadership

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance in the form of aid, assistantships, and tuition awards are available. A variety of graduate assistantships are available for competitive applications.

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Graduate Education Programs