Master's Degree Options

A student enrolled in the Duquesne University PMHPP Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program may choose to couple his/her certificate studies with a master's degree to enhance the learning experience and gain additional qualifications. While a student may choose to pursue a degree in any field, there are 3 master's degree options that are directly related to healthcare and complement the pre-medical requirements. PB students pursuing masters degrees are eligible for graduate aid, whereas certificate (only) students are not eligible and must rely on monies remaining in their undergraduate aid pool.

Master of Science in Biotechnology

Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

The Master of Science in Biotechnology is designed to provide advanced graduate training in the natural sciences, while enabling students to consider other career options for their scientific knowledge through coursework in business, ethics and leadership. Duquesne biotechnology students learn not just science, but also how to participate and lead technical development teams and how to use their background in the diverse career opportunities within biomedicine.  The M.S. in Biotechnology combines advanced training in the sciences with instruction in the essentials of regulatory affairs, medical devices, commercial research and product development.

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McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Students who have the majority of their science requirements met or those who are interested in expanding their understanding of social and ethical issues in health care may wish to combine the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate with a Master of Arts in Health Care Ethics. The M.A. degree program includes a total of ten courses (30 credits), one required course plus nine courses selected from the general Healthcare Ethics courses. The required course is a general graduate-level introduction to ethics. The nine HCE courses will be chosen by the student with advisement according to the student's interest. 

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

With rapid advances in technology, and as generations live longer, more active lives, the demand for biomedical devices, procedures and other solutions continues to grow as well. Biomedical engineers with advanced degrees have even more opportunities for expanded responsibilities. This 32-credit MS-BME program is designed to be flexible to serve both full-time students and working professionals. Students will have significant opportunities for research in state-of-the-art labs, working alongside accomplished faculty. Graduates of the program will have the experience to perform research and engineering design in a variety of healthcare settings.

*Admissions requirements vary by program, and acceptance is not guaranteed. Supplemental application materials submitted to PMHPP will be shared when application is made to these programs; however, applicants also may be required to provide additional application materials and/or essays.