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A graduate degree can enable you to meet your personal and professional potential. Duquesne offers 85 graduate and professional programs in 9 schools of study. Choose your path from programs such as... 


The English graduate program is structured around the study of historical literary periods, within which a diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches is taken. Programs include MA in English Literature and MA in English with a concentration in Journalism and Media Arts. Recent graduates from each track have gone on to careers in business, education, nonprofits, journalism, as well as doctoral programs in literature and composition and rhetoric.


Expand your mastery of the history discipline and enhance your understanding of the past with a graduate degree in public history or historical studies. Our graduates go on to work at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country, including: US Supreme Court, National Scouting Museum, Heinz History Center, National Archives and Records Administration, Carnegie Museum of Art as well as teaching, private consulting and law firms.  


Launch your legal career at Duquesne. The part-time evening JD program brings together professionals from diverse backgrounds and experiences including those working in energy, engineering, finance, taxation, IT and many other fields. Part-time day and full-time day programs are also available. 

Music Performance

Students in the MM in Performance study with master teachers, many of whom are renowned performers in their field, through applied music study in keyboard, guitar, electric bass and all orchestral instruments and voice. Students perform in a variety of ensembles that rank among the finest in the country by virtue of the quality of concerts, recordings, broadcasts, tours and repertoire. Several tracks and concentrations are available, including: orchestral instrument, piano, vocal, guitar/electric bass and jazz studies.


The mission of the M.A. program in philosophy is to train well-prepared students with strong backgrounds in philosophy to apply successfully for admission to Ph.D.-granting departments. Our department hosts an active and vibrant philosophical community, including an extensive visiting speakers series and graduate research colloquium, student and faculty organized reading groups, and a strong graduate student organization.