Graduate Admissions FAQs

We are here to help you through the admissions process! If you don't see your question please contact Graduate Enrollment Services at or your specific department to which you applied.

What if I can't get my transcripts?

In response to the challenges that have resulted from COVID-19, Duquesne University will temporarily allow applicants to upload unofficial transcripts in their applicant portal. You should upload one complete transcript for each college/university you have attended. The transcript must have your name, the college/university name, the dates of attendance and degree conferred (if you have graduated), all course names and grades.

Once uploaded, please allow two business days for it to appear on your checklist. Duquesne Graduate Enrollment Services must verify your transcript meets the requirements.

Official transcripts must be supplied prior to the start of classes. If official transcripts are not received, a hold will be placed on your account, which will not allow you to register for classes.

Have standardized test requirements changed?

At this time the official standardized test scores such as GRE, GMAT, LSAT, PCAT, etc., remain a requirement to complete your application for admission committee review. Some programs have automatically waived the requirement from your checklist and you can check that status on your applicant portal. If the requirement has not been waived please contact your academic department.

My program is campus-based. Will there be in-person classes this fall?

The University intends to start fall classes as planned, the week of August 24. While the hope to have in-person courses, the University will follow state guidelines and best practices to ensure the health of the entire University community. The University has seven task forces and contingency plans for a variety of scenarios. Please visit the DU COVID website for the most up-to-date information.

What are my English proficiency testing options?

In addition to the IELTS and TOEFL exams, Duolingo English Test is now accepted at Duquesne University. The Duolingo English Test (DET) is an online exam and allows you to finish your test in 1 hour and get results in 2 days for a cost of $49. If you elect to submit a score from the DET, you do not need to send IELTS or TOEFL scores.

For each of the three tests, DET, IELTS and TOEFL Duquesne must receive your official scores from the testing company. Unofficial score reports will continue to not be accepted.

When do classes start and how do I register?

For all questions related to registering for courses, updates to the academic calendar or course structure please reach out to your program contact or academic advisor.

I have committed to Duquesne. What are the next steps?

Admitted graduate students can refer to Duquesne's Admitted Student website for important links to begin studies for the summer and fall semesters.

How much is the enrollment deposit?

It's a $250 enrollment deposit that will be applied toward your student account balance.