Submit Your Application!

When you have done self-reflection to understand your motivation for graduate school and researched your program(s) of interest, you are likely ready to submit your application. Here at Duquesne, there are two steps involved: Submitting an online application and providing the necessary supporting documents (transcripts, test scores, etc.) to the program for which you are applying.

Submitting Your Application

Although each program at Duquesne handles its own graduate admissions process, for most programs, you will be required to submit an online application through Duquesne. Please note the following programs that use a different application:

  • Law School candidates will apply through the Law School Admissions Council and not through Duquesne's application system.
  • Applications to programs within the School of Health Sciences (Except candidates applying to the MHA- Health Administration and MS- Biomedical Engineering degrees) will also need to submit through a centralized application service.  Visit the School of Health Science's website for additional information.
Duquesne will not be admitting new students to the following programs for Fall 2022: PhD- Theology

The online application is designed to be straightforward and quick to complete. However, you are able to start an application and return to it before submitting.  The system will save your work and you can easily pick up where you left off.


Submitting Your Supporting Documents

As each program handles its own admissions process, the supporting documents required to complete an application will vary from program-to-program. 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. The Complete Your Application page provides you quick access to your program's requirement page, as well as a specific staff member contact should you have questions regarding your application status.

International Applicants

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.

Completed Applications

Once your application is complete, it will go to the appropriate committee for review.  As each program handles its own admissions process, the time it takes to hear back from the program will vary.  The program will be in regular communication with you regarding the admissions timeline and next steps for you should you be admitted.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines vary for each program. Therefore, it is important to be in touch with your program of interest to understand the appropriate deadlines. Understanding the deadlines will allow you to determine the optimal time to submit your strongest application.

Transferring Credits

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.

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