An education that's everything you need, and more than you imagined

At Duquesne, we support every student with future-focused programs, experiential learning, and mentors eager to champion your aspirations—all to help you grow as a person, a professional, and an ethical decision-maker.

You can choose from more than 80 undergraduate majors and 90 graduate programs across nine schools or take your time to explore which path is right for you. It's our joy to help you discover what you're good at and why that's good for the world. With highly respected professional programs and a proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine opening in 2024 as well, your options will continue to expand. 

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We have something for everyone. Learn more about how to apply and learn more about how Duquesne will support your student journey!

Our 80 majors in nine schools open up a world of possibilities. You'll learn with and from students of diverse cultural, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds from across the United States and more than 50 countries. You'll take classes on a park-like campus centrally located in Pittsburgh, with internships, culture, recreation, major league sports and more...all in one of the most livable cities in the US. 

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Each year, more than 250 students transfer to Duquesne. We make it easy to transfer; students are admitted on a rolling basis, meaning you're welcome to apply for a fall, spring or summer start. Our Bridges curriculum, inspired by Pittsburgh's 446 iconic spans, is designed as a transfer-friendly, cohesive academic journey that will get you to graduation.

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You have a bachelor's degree and are looking for a master's degree or professional program to advance your career or continue to reach your academic goals. And we're ready with 90 future-focused graduate programsresearch opportunities in all disciplines, and individualized experiential learning. We'll make sure you gain the professional confidence, impressive experience, and influential networks you need to get a running start on a meaningful career.

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You might be looking to continue your education at the undergraduate or graduate level - either way, start here to learn more about using your benefits and find out how Duquesne will support your education journey. We understand the unique needs of our active duty, reserve, guard and veteran students. 

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At Duquesne University, we believe it is important to help international students who want to come for their education. We have dedicated Center for Global Engagement staff who assist students through the application and new student process. Each year, we welcome students from more than 85 countries.

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High school students have several opportunities to get a head start by earning college credits before they graduate!

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Are you enrolled as a student at another university or just looking to take a few courses that interest you? Visiting students are welcome in fall, spring and summer. Summer session courses begin in May, June and July.

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Do you already have a bachelor's degree, but want to become a nurse? The booming health care industry needs you and we can help you get there in as little as 12 to 16 months with the accelerated Second-Degree Nursing program. This program provides you with a strong, broad-based clinical foundation for nursing practice.

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Earn your degree online from Duquesne University with the convenience and flexibility you need. Our online programs are student-centric and distinguished by the close relationships online students create with professors and classmates through small class sizes and with advisors and support services staff dedicated to helping students achieve personal and professional goals.

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We'd love to see you back in class! Students who have not registered for two consecutive semesters (not including summer) may apply as a readmission applicant. 

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Student scholarships


All first-year and transfer applicants are automatically considered for academic scholarships. Be sure to also explore and apply for other Duquesne scholarship opportunities.

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Duquesne University is more affordable than you might think. Don't just take our word for it. Independent sources - including U.S. News and World Report and Washington Monthly - all rank Duquesne as a best value university.