Undergraduate & Graduate
Degree Programs

One of the nation's top Catholic universities, Duquesne University provides a well-rounded education that will challenge you academically while nourishing your spiritual and ethical development.

Founded 140 years ago by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the United States.

  • NO. 1 Catholic university for engineering R&D

  • 125,000 + living alumni worldwide

Minimum Application


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    • Freshman: 3.0
    • Transfer:
      • - 3.0 for Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Speech Language Pathology, Forensics, Pharmacy and Education
      • - 2.75 for Health Sciences, Athletic Training and Occupational Therapy
      • - 2.5 for all other majors
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    • TOEFL 70
    • IELTS 6.0
    • IPERC ACCP English Exam with scores of 70 or higher
    • Compete Duquesne ESL courses
Awards & Recognition
  • The University is No. 6 in Pennsylvania and No. 65 overall in the Best Value Schools category for 2022.

  • A number of Duquesne University online programs have been named among the Best Online Programs, including the following which are ranked the top in Pennsylvania:

    • * Best Online Master's in Nursing Education program, No. 3

    • * Best Online Master's in Nursing Administration program, No. 4

    • * Best Online Family Nurse Practitioner Master's program, No. 5

  • Duquesne ranked No. 148 on the 2022 Best National Universities list.

  • The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Duquesne ranked No. 58 for 2022.

  • Duquesne University's Best Graduate School rankings:

    • * School of Pharmacy, No. 43

    • * Occupational Therapy program, No. 29

    • * Language Pathology program, No. 55

  • Duquesne ranked No. 86 nationally in the Best Colleges for Veterans category.

  • Best Value - Duquesne is No. 6 in Pennsylvania and No. 65 overall in the Best Value Schools category for 2022.

  • Low cost - Duquesne University is offering a 25% tuition award toward select graduate degrees.

  • Undergraduate annual merit scholarship between $9,000-$26,000.

  • 24 Graduate programs offering 25% tuition scholarship


Merit-Based Scholarship

  • Amount: $5,000 to $22,000/academic year

  • Separate Application: No

  • Deadline: Not applicable

Application Checklist
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    Submit online application

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    No application fee

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    Scanned copies of official academic records from the last four years of your education

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    If you have enrolled in an ESL program in the United States, you also must submit the ESL transcripts

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    At least one (1) letter of recom mendation

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    Personal Statement which answers the following questions:

    • 1. What is unique about you?

    • 2. Why have you chosen this major?

    • 3. How will Duquesne help you to achieve your academic, personal, and profession al goals?

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    English Language Reports (if any)

Application Deadline
Early Action 1
November 1
Early Action 2
December 1
Physician Assistant Studies
December 1
Regular Decision
January 15
Rolling Admission
Admission and financial
aid notifications are sent
on a rolling basis after
January 15 (based on
available space).

*The application deadline is subject to change. And each major may have different deadline. Please double check with your IPERC adviser.