It's Time for Bigger Career Goals

And we're ready with 110 graduate and certificate programsresearch opportunities in all disciplines, and individualized experiential learning. We'll make sure you gain the professional confidence, impressive experience and powerful networks you need to help take your career to the next level. Attend a virtual information session, schedule a campus visit or check out an upcoming campus event to learn more.

Nearly 3,500 graduate students from across the country and around the world are advancing their graduate education at Duquesne. Duquesne enjoys a rich tradition of academic excellence and strong career outcomes for our students. In fact, Duquesne is recognized as a top tier university by U.S. News & World Report, is one of only seven U.S. Catholic universities with high research activity and is no. 16 among the nation's top small doctoral research universities. Learn more about our rankings and recognition.

Explore the special financial opportunities, including 25% tuition award, available in many of our graduate programs.

Guide to Graduate Admissions

Are you looking for expert advice to guide you through the process of applying to graduate school? Request our Guide to Graduate Admissions & Financial Aid.

How to Apply


Each graduate and professional program manages their own admissions process, but the application for most programs is the Graduate Application linked below. Follow the links for business, health science and law to learn more about their application processes.

Graduate Application

Business Application

Health Sciences

Law Application

Complete Your Application

All prospective graduate students will be required to submit official transcripts from all colleges attended. Most programs require letters of recommendation and a personal statement. GMAT and LSAT scores are required for the schools of Business and Law, respectively. GRE scores are required for most doctoral programs and some master's programs. Other requirements could include a writing sample, resume, audition or interview.

International Students

If your undergraduate and/or graduate degrees are from an institution located outside of the United States, you must use a transcript credential evaluation service to obtain a course-by-course report. The official reports must be sent directly to Duquesne University from the organization you order through and will qualify as official transcripts. Please review our Transcript Credential Evaluation Instructions.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines vary by program. Many programs allow students to apply for the fall or spring semester. Some programs also allow for a summer start term.

Credit transfers

Read the full graduate transfer policy in the Graduate Catalog.

Generally, an academic department may accept credits from a regionally-accredited university that correspond to the Duquesne curriculum and in which you have earned at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
The program director of the program or department offering the course establishes the final determination of the acceptance or denial of transfer credits.

Financial planning

Duquesne University is here to assist you in navigating the process and identifying possible sources of graduate education financing.  Listed below are several potential options to explore for graduate funding opportunities. 

Financial Aid

Learn more about grants, loans and student employment at Duquesne University.

Special Financial Awards

Duquesne Awards

Sources for Outside Scholarships

Please note that we do not endorse any outside scholarships but only provide places to look as a resource. Always use caution when looking for scholarships.

 The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid


 WiredScholar (Sallie Mae)

Tuition & Payment Plans

Graduate Tuition

Payment plans are available! Learn more about how to set up monthly payments.

Payment Plans

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With 110 graduate and professional programs, there is something for everyone.

Life at Duquesne

Download our 2024 viewbook to learn more about life as a Duquesne graduate student.

How to apply

We are ready to help you take the next step to continue your education. Learn more about the application process.

Financing your education

Learn more about programs that offer special tuition rates, financial aid for grad students and more!

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Dan Sadler

Director, Graduate Enrollment Services

Dan Sadler, director of graduate enrollment services