Dean James P. Swindal, Ph.D., talks with students outside College Hall.
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About Us

Our Mission

The College prepares students for productive and creative lives of service in a rapidly changing world. We teach students to think, write and speak clearly and critically, so they can seek truth about God, themselves, and society, and contribute to their families, communities, businesses and professions.

An Education that Challenges You

The McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts has a century-long tradition and a strong vision for its future. The College is the oldest school at Duquesne University and the heart of the University.

Father McAnultyNamed after Father Henry J. McAnulty (left), the 9th President of Duquesne, we are 12 academic departments comprising more than 30 undergraduate programs and more than two dozen graduate programs. Each day we teach students the ability to write clearly and concisely as well as the ability to solves today's problems. It's where the past meets the present.

Duquesne is a friendly, safe place, self-contained, on its own beautiful hilltop, but right next to downtown Pittsburgh, with all the opportunities the city affords for internships and employment.  It is a university large enough to have professors who are at the leading edge of their fields, but small enough that professors know you as an individual.

The key to Duquesne's vision is academic excellence, combined with a spirit of service.  You see that spirit in the way faculty interact with students: they encourage you, they demand your best, and they want you to participate in their research.  You also see the Duquesne spirit in the impressive volunteer work that students give to the community around us, for example, tutoring children in after-school programs, coaching refugees with English, and helping develop a community greenspace.