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Our M.S.Ed. School Supervision program develops requisite supervisory skills as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and prepares you to function in district-level leadership positions. You will develop cognitive and effective skills in leadership, management and supervision.

Our program offers three certification track options:

  • District-Wide Supervisory Certificate, Curriculum and Instruction
  • District-Wide Supervisory Certificate, Pupil Personnel Services
  • Single Area Supervisory Certificates, K-12 i.e.
    • Foreign Languages
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Reading
    • School Guidance Services
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • Special Education

Graduates of our Master of Science in Education in School Supervision program will be able to:

  • Apply the principles and concepts of Pupil Personnel Services in the school setting.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  • Understand individual and group dynamics that will enable you to employ the qualities of empathy and respect in making decisions and in working with others.

Our curriculum (Curriculum and Instruction, Pupil Personnel Services or Single Subject) includes a field-based internship, with guidance from a mentor of a student's choosing, in the mentor's home school or a school in their immediate area.

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Program Information

Our M.S.Ed. School Supervision program develops requisite supervisory skills as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and prepares you to function in district-level leadership positions with three certification track options: Curriculum & Instruction, Pupil Personnel Services or Single Area Supervision.



Academic Department

Educational Foundations and Leadership



Required Credit Hours


Application Process

Bachelor's degree with a 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.

International Applicants


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.

Rolling Admissions

Our M.S.Ed. School Supervision program has a rolling admissions process. This means you can apply anytime throughout the year.

Required Documents

  • Duquesne University Online Graduate Application
  • Official transcripts from accredited college, university or seminary
    • International applicants, please see the Transcript Credential Evaluation section in the Admission Requirements section above
  • 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 official application materials to


  • 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 you an official notification of admission to graduate study.


Early Start Program - School Supervision, M.S.Ed.

Our M.S.Ed. School Supervision program offers an early start option for School of Education undergraduate students. During your junior or senior year, you have the opportunity to take up to five courses in this master's-level program at the undergraduate tuition rate. 

Connect with us to learn more and we will walk you through the application process. To get started, call (412) 396-6093.

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