Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the time commitment required for study outside of the classroom?

There is a significant amount of time and effort required to participate in this program. There is no formula to provide an exact amount of time but estimates and anecdotal evidence suggests approximately 7-10 hours per week.

How long is the program?

We offer two separate cohorts start dates each year - April and September. Each cohort will run for nine (9) months ending in May and December respectively.

What is the program format?

The program is delivered 100% in person on the Duquesne University campus conducted Friday evenings 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 8.45 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. The cohort calendar is established to run every other weekend in this format. Every effort is made to not run back-to-back weekend sessions but occasionally we must due to University or National holidays.

How much is the program tuition and related financial concerns?

Tuition for our program is $5,000 plus books and materials (books are not included in the tuition and are purchased by the student directly from Kaplan Financial. Duquesne University does not sell the books).

  • Payment must be paid in full before the first class and by established deadlines unless you enroll in the University approved payment plan. This option requires 50% of tuition paid by the deadline followed by the remaining portion in two payments: 25% one month after deadline, 25% two months after deadline. This option carries a sign-up fee and an interest charge for the subsequent two monthly payments.
  • There is no University or Federal Financial Aid available for this program.
  • This program is considered non-credit and part-time and will not qualify for loan deferrals while enrolled.
  • There is no third party or corporate billing. If an employer is willing to cost share or cover a portion or all of the tuition, the student will need to make arrangements for payment in full by the deadline with his/her employer. Tuition invoices will be made directly to the student only.
  • Students should evaluate their own financial means for payment before applying.