Please note that applications are accepted any time prior to the deadline. You can view semester start dates on the University's Academic Calendar.

Application Deadlines

Programs Academic Term Academic Term
Master of Science (MSN) programs Summer 2023
Fall 2023
March 27, 2023
July 10, 2023
Post-Master's Certificate (PMC) programs Summer 2023
Fall 2023
March 27, 2023
July 10, 2023
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program Fall 2023 May 1, 2023
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs Fall 2023
Summer 2024
July 10, 2023
April 1, 2024
PhD programs Summer 2023 February 1, 2023
Financial Aid
Student Application May 31, 2023

Application Exceptions

Duquesne University participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA). However, due to State Boards of Nursing regulations, the School of Nursing is unable to accept applications for admission to online programs and courses from students residing in:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona*
  • Louisiana
  • New York*
  • Oregon*
  • Tennessee
  • Washington

*Please note if you reside in Arizona, New York or Oregon, Duquesne University is able to accept applications for the PhD in Nursing and the PhD in Nursing Ethics programs.


Please send an email with any deadline questions.