Financial Aid

Several forms of financial assistance may be available.


Outstanding applicants may qualify for a limited number of graduate assistantships.

  • Graduate assistantships provide full or partial tuition remission and a stipend.
  • Teaching assistants primarily lead undergraduate labs and tutor undergraduate students. If it is mutually agreeable, they might also have full responsibility for teaching an introductory course.
  • Research assistantships may be available subject to grant funding.

Applications that include an assistantship request will be considered for the Fall term only, and must be submitted by February 1st.  Note that to be considered for an assistantship, GRE general exam scores are required.


All students are required to have either relevant job experience or an internship before completing their degrees. Duquesne's location in the heart of Pittsburgh, the demand for students with the skill sets we teach, and the many local employers who have Duquesne alumni as employees all facilitate placements.  The internship requirement can be met through either paid or volunteer internships.  All Duquesne students are able to use Handshake through the Center for Career Services to assist in finding internships.


See the University's page on graduate education financing for information about applying for external grants, loans, and other ideas for financing your graduate education.  MSCS tuition for the 2022-23 academic year is $1,054 per credit.