New Academic Programs

These undergraduate and graduate programs are now accepting students! For a full listing of programs, please visit our degrees and programs page.

Undergraduate programs

Music Ministry A career in modern-day music ministry requires a diversified skill set that extends beyond the basics of theology and sacred music. While these are central elements to our Music Ministry program, you will also develop career-enhancing skills including music technology, performance, leadership, and more.

Major in Health Science This program will provide students with the skills needed to both conduct comprehensive health, wellness and fitness assessments, and develop programming to address the needs of clients, patients and populations. Gain the necessary knowledge and skills to factor prominently into a variety of healthcare arenas, including human performance, strength & conditioning, corporate wellness, exercise physiology, health education, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and community health & wellness.

Major in Public Health National studies indicate a strong demand for trained public health professionals in the next decade. This major will provide solid foundational knowledge in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, environmental health, health policy and management, and community health. Using real-world cases, fieldwork and practicum students learn what it takes to improve healthcare globally.

Graduate programs

Master of Music Therapy This program is available for currently practicing board-certified music therapists who wish to return to school to earn their master's degree. As an online program, the Master of Music Therapy at Duquesne University enables you to stay where you're located to maintain your employment and provide opportunities for clinical application of your studies.

Master of Health Administration The two-year, online MHA allows you can gain the knowledge you need to either implement IT-based solutions that improve healthcare delivery, design programs that mitigate risk or prevent the spread of disease by administering programs that teach healthy lifestyle habits - all while balancing your organization's financial responsibility.

Master of Science in Physics The Professional Master's Degree in Applied Physics provides an alternative to doctoral education for those seeking private sector positions.

Coming soon!

College of Osteopathic Medicine - coming in 2024

Duquesne's proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine is targeted to open and admit its first class in the fall semester of 2024. It will become the second medical school in Pittsburgh and the first Catholic osteopathic medical school in Pennsylvania. 

Other recently launched programs:

Athletic Training - now a 3+2 Students will earn their BS in Health Sciences and an MS in Athletic training with this new five-year format!

Major in Applied Mathematics Use your love of math to solve real-life problems. Learn from faculty working in application areas that include medicine, mathematical finance, mathematical biology, genomics, the theory of learning, and image processing.

Major in Cybersecurity Studies Students will learn skills in both coding and security policy, which will position them for careers in policy analysis, security planning, security operations, government and forensics, among others.

Major in Data Science This major will prepare you to provide practical solutions to problems involving small data sets to massive amounts of data. Learn about the entire data science pipeline, including problem formulation, data collection, high-powered computing, statistical analyses, and meaningful interpretation.

Major in Health Administration This major is an integration of healthcare, business management and information systems. Health administration professionals collect and analyze data, incorporate innovative management techniques and utilize new technologies to re-engineer healthcare. Broad career opportunities are available including in hospitals, consulting companies, software vendors and managed care organizations.

Master of Arts in Applied and Public Sociology This program utilizes social science theory and methodology to address public issues in the community. Applied sociology and its interdisciplinary offshoots have expanded the scope of orientation to translate theory and research into practical applications and policies accessible to the general public.

The MFA in Media Arts and Technology is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program of study that blends media arts, design, creative expression and technology. The MFA is 42 credit hours. Students choose one of the program tracks: Creative and Strategic Media, Interactive Design or Photography and Film.

View all 85 undergraduate majors and 90 graduate and professional programs.