2024-2025 Occupational Therapy Program Cost of Attendance

Duquesne University is more affordable than you might think. Don't just take our word for it. Independent sources - including U.S. News and World Report and Washington Monthly - all rank Duquesne as a Best Value university.

99% of freshmen receive some form of financial assistance. We invest $79.5 million in our undergraduate students each year through University-based scholarships and total aid from all sources exceeds $195 million.

You'll get solid career preparation, real-world skills, and a foundation of ethics that will make you stand out. An investment in a Duquesne education pays dividends over a lifetime.

Freshmen Admission Tuition

Cost Duration Total Cost
Undergraduate (Fall & Spring semesters, years 1-4) $56,266/year 4 years $225,064
Undergraduate (Summer after year 3) $1,662/credit 9 credits $14,958
Graduate (Summer after year 4) $1,750/credit 16 credits (+1 OTD only) $28,000 (+$1,750 OTD only)
Graduate Semester Fall of Year 5 $1,818/credit 9 credits $16,362
6th Year Doctorate (OTD students only) $1,364/credit 27 credits $36,828
  MSOT Tuition Total: $284,384
  OTD Tuition Total: $322,962

Post-Baccalaureate Admission Tuition

Cost Duration Total Cost
Pre-OT Fall Requisites $1,623/credit 11 credits $17,853
Graduate - MSOT Degree (79 credits; 6 semesters total)

$1,818/credit Fall & Spring

55 credits


$1,750/credit Summer

24 credits


  MSOT Tuition Total: $159,843
Graduate - OTD Degree (107 credits; 9 semesters total)

$1,818/credit Fall & Spring

55 credits


$1,750/credit Summer

25 credits


Special tuition rate final 3 semesters in OTD program only $1364/credit 27 credits $36,828
  OTD Tuition Total: $196,671

Additional Costs

Cost Frequency
Books/Supplies Approximately $500 Annually
Program Fees (e.g. clinical software membership, background clearances, lab fees etc.)) Approximately $300 Annually
Loan Fees Approximately $850 Annually

Books/Supplies and Program/Loan fees are estimates and are subject to change. The Program uses several textbooks in multiple courses and students may choose to rent or borrow books to reduce costs.

Students may incur additional expenses related to fieldwork depending on their site. These expenses could include immunizations, drug screenings, certifications, apparel, housing, and transportation.

Please refer to Tuition Rates for a complete list of 2024-2025 academic year costs. Tuition is reviewed and adjusted each year by the University.