One of the top Catholic universities in the U.S., Duquesne University provides a well-rounded education that will challenge you academically while nourishing your spiritual and ethical development in an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity. Founded more than 135 years ago by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the United States.
As a student, you'll attain a first-rate graduate education, building close relationships with professors and classmates as well as participating in exciting research projects. You'll have access to resources such as housing and job opportunities for graduate and professional students. When you graduate, you'll join more than 86,000 alumni working in every field, across the country and worldwide.
Top-Notch Academics with a Personal Touch
At Duquesne University, you'll learn from teacher-scholars who provide an excellent classroom experience and also produce some of the most important research in their fields. In fact, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked us No. 16 among 61 small research universities that were rated according to an index measuring faculty productivity. You'll benefit from a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an academic experience hallmarked by personal attention from an award-winning faculty. In fact, almost half of all classes have 20 or fewer students, which means you'll have plenty of opportunities for direct interaction with your professors.
The Perfect Fit
How do you know if you'll fit in here at Duquesne? The happiest and most successful Duquesne students are those who want more than a degree. Our students want to expand their academic knowledge and skills while also learning more about themselves and making a difference in the community and the world around us.