Duquesne University

Introduction

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.

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MA

MA English

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Pittsburgh

The English graduate program is structured around the study of historical literary periods, within which a diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches is taken. [+]

The English graduate program is structured around the study of historical literary periods, within which a diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches is taken. Students can pursue aesthetic, philosophical and cultural concerns, as well as such interests as humanism, literary theory, gender studies and canonical expression.

Degree Requirements: Option 1: 24 – 36 credit hours

Required courses:

English 500, Aims and Methods of Literary Scholarship English 566, Introduction to Literary Theory

Distribution requirements:

Two courses in earlier literary periods dealing with two different national literatures (British Literature prior to 1800, American Literature prior to 1900, or other designated courses) Two courses in later literary periods dealing with two different national literatures (British Literature after 1800, American Literature after 1900, or other designated courses) ... [-]

MA in Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Pittsburgh

As a student in our graduate program, you will experience the integration of a humanities education with practical application and a commitment to communication in the marketplace. [+]

The Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies offers graduate degrees (M.A. and Ph.D.) intentionally situated within a series of what Martin Buber referred to as a unity of contraries. We embrace the productive tensions between theory and practice; preparation for teaching and for the marketplace; recruitment of traditional and non-traditional students; excellence in teaching and scholarship; professional expectations and an invitational intellectual community.

As a student in our graduate program, you will experience the integration of a humanities education with practical application and a commitment to communication in the marketplace. Consistent with the mission of Duquesne University, we will invite you into a conversation that will expand your horizons through the unity of liberal arts and professional education, moral issues and secular excellence. ... [-]


Master of Arts in History

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Pittsburgh

The Master’s programs of the Department of History offer serious students the opportunity to expand their mastery of the discipline and to enhance their understanding of the past. [+]

The Master’s programs of the Department of History offer serious students the opportunity:

to expand their mastery of the discipline to enhance their understanding of the past

Our faculty of active scholars are committed to providing:

rigorous, interesting courses which will increase the students’ knowledge of History both introductions to and advanced training in the methods and theories which inform the discipline

Students in both the Historical Studies program and the Public History program can complete their degrees in four semesters while enrolled at the full-time level of 9 credits per semester.

Historical Studies

The Historical Studies Program allows students to:... [-]


Master of Arts in Philosophy

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Pittsburgh

Our graduate program was among the first in the United States to concentrate on phenomenology and, more broadly, nineteenth and twentieth century continental thought. [+]

The Department of Philosophy at Duquesne University was one of the first graduate programs in the United States to specialize in phenomenology and, more broadly, nineteenth and twentieth century continental philosophy.

Our program remains committed to this tradition and focuses on post-Kantian European philosophy. We also integrate a broader emphasis on research in the history of philosophy, both as a program focus in its own right and as the necessary background for work in later continental thought.

Our graduate program was among the first in the United States to concentrate on phenomenology and, more broadly, nineteenth and twentieth century continental thought. We remain committed to that tradition and focus on post-Kantian European philosophy, with multiple faculty working in German Idealism, the phenomenological traditions, social and political philosophy, psychoanalytic theory, as well as structuralism, poststructuralism, and their aftermaths. We integrate this into a broader emphasis on the history of philosophy as a cluster of research areas in their own right, as a set of methodological orientations, and as the necessary background for work in contemporary thought. To this end, we also have groups of faculty working in each of the main periods the history of philosophy, including ancient and classical philosophy, medieval philosophy, and modern philosophy. ... [-]


Master of Arts in Social and Public Policy

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Pittsburgh

The Policy Center awards a Master of Arts degree in Social and Public Policy with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Administration or Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies. [+]

Duquesne University and the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy is offering a special 25 percent tuition and fee award to incoming graduate students in our program.

The Policy Center awards a Master of Arts degree in Social and Public Policy with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Administration or Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies.

The Master of Arts degree comprises 36 credits (12 courses), which generally require two academic years of full-time study (nine credit-hours per semester). All M.A. students take "Research Methods" and "Values, Ethics and Policy" and write either a three-credit thesis or an enhanced research paper. The remaining credits are in a concentration and elective courses. Up to six approved credits from another institution may count toward the degree. ... [-]


Master of Arts in Theology

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Pittsburgh

The MA in Theology provides a graduate-level foundation in central areas of theology. It is especially appropriate for those who wish to teach theology at the secondary level or prepare for doctoral-level studies in theology. [+]

The MA in Theology provides a graduate-level foundation in central areas of theology. It is especially appropriate for those who wish to teach theology at the secondary level or prepare for doctoral-level studies in theology.

Students complete the following 10 courses for 3 credits each, and may begin studies in Year A, B or C.

Courses will be offered on the following schedule on Tuesdays each semester, with the first course at 1:00-3:40 p.m. and the second course at 6:00-8:40 p.m.

The second, evening course will also be offered via videoconferencing at selected locations. In subsequent rotations, afternoon courses will move to evening times, and evening courses to afternoon times. ... [-]


MSED in English as a Second Language

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Pittsburgh + 1 more

The ESL Program at Duquesne University provides a number of different services for state certified teachers as well as for those who wish to teach ESL/EFL in language centers or in higher education institutions worldwide. [+]

MSED English as a Second Language

The ESL Program at Duquesne University provides a number of different services for state certified teachers as well as for those who wish to teach ESL/EFL in language centers or in higher education institutions worldwide. The ESL program at Duquesne University serves the university and the community in three capacities:

Chapter 49 requirements for ELL training ESL Program Specialist Certification ESL MS.Ed

A few recent changes have occurred in the State’s ESL teacher certification requirements based on national standards and the NCLB act. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has mandated that all public school ESL teachers obtain an ESL-Program Specialist Certificate from a state-approved provider as of the 2004-2005 school year. Recently, the PDE passed new regulations under Chapter 49 making one ESL class mandatory for all undergraduate students majoring in education regardless of specialization and/or grade level and graduate students seeking an Instructional I certificate.... [-]


MSc

Masters of Science in Computational Mathematics

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Pittsburgh

Our graduates apply mathematics, statistics and computer science to real-world problems. [+]

Our graduates apply mathematics, statistics and computer science to real-world problems.

Prepare yourself for a high-demand career in computational sciences with a Masters in Computational Mathematics from Duquesne. Our interdisciplinary program gives you:

Full and part-time enrollment options. Curriculum taught by experts in mathematics, statistics and computer science. Learning opportunities through our "Great Problems" approach, which increases your understanding of theory, strengthens problem-solving abilities and skills to create complex mathematical models. A high level of proficiency with programming languages, mathematical and statistical software, and other computational tools. [-]

MSED in Educational Studies

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Pittsburgh + 1 more

The Educational Studies program is a 30-credit hour program that leads to a Master of Science in Educational Studies from Duquesne University. The program provides considerable flexibility for qualified individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds who seek professional credentials in education. [+]

MSED in Educational Studies

The Educational Studies program is a 30-credit hour program that leads to a Master of Science in Educational Studies from Duquesne University. The program provides considerable flexibility for qualified individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds who seek professional credentials in education. Our graduates come from diverse backgrounds and are engaged in a wide-range of professional careers across the nation and around the world.

A Perfect Choice for Busy Lives-Online and On Campus

Because of the program's unique flexibility, you can take courses online, on campus or use a combination of the two.

A Perfect Choice for Certified Teachers... [-]


MS in Biotechnology

Campus or Online Full time Part time October 2018 USA Pittsburgh + 1 more

The Master of Science in Biotechnology is designed to supplement technical training in the natural sciences with exposure to industrial research and development, coupled with ethics. This program is intended to strengthen and improve a student's scientific and laboratory skills, while providing the fundamentals of business, project, and group management. [+]

MS in Biotechnology

Traditional M.S. programs serve to train students for careers in academic research. However, the skills required in both large and small biomedical industries require proficiency in modern laboratory techniques, as well as an understanding of the industrial environment and the process of product development.

The Master of Science in Biotechnology is designed to supplement technical training in the natural sciences with exposure to industrial research and development, coupled with ethics. This program is intended to strengthen and improve a student's scientific and laboratory skills, while providing the fundamentals of business, project, and group management.

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MS in Environmental Science and Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Pittsburgh + 1 more

The Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management (ESM) features a core of required classes in science, policy, and management that creates a strong foundation on which to build a customized degree program. Students have the freedom to choose a concentration and a variety of electives that will help them attain their goals. [+]

MS in Environmental Science and Management

The Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management (ESM)features a core of required classes in science, policy, and management that creates a strong foundation on which to build a customized degree program. Students have the freedom to choose a concentration and a variety of electives that will help them attain their goals.

The traditional ESM curriculum emphasizes regulatory compliance and pollution prevention and control. The conservation biology concentration focuses on field studies and allows student to take more science electives

Students who do not have professional experience launch their careers by completing internships. There is also a thesis track exists for those considering research or doctoral education. Students who are currently working professionals in the environmental field may request experiential learning credits. Conveniently Scheduled Classes Courses are offered weekday evenings and occasionally on Saturdays for the convenience of working professionals. Part-time students who take about two classes per semester can complete the degree in approximately two calendar years. Students may also take one course per semester. The program welcomes full-time students, including recent graduates with bachelor's degrees in the sciences or related disciplines.... [-]


MS in Information Systems Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Pittsburgh

The Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM) program is a 30-credit course of study with both full-time and part-time offerings. The program appeals to a number of potential students, including technical professionals who are looking for a relevant management credential, accounting graduates [+]

MS in Information Systems Management

You know that information systems are the lynchpin of every complex organization. Data integrity is at the forefront of your priorities. You understand the benefits of well-run systems, but are conscious of the inherent risk of data loss, obsolescence and lack of checks and balances. To you, IS is not simply a department within an organization; it is the medium by which modern business gets done.

The Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM) program is a 30-credit course of study with both full-time and part-time offerings. The program appeals to a number of potential students, including technical professionals who are looking for a relevant management credential, accounting graduates who must complete 150 college credits to qualify for the CPA certification, and non-technical/non-business professionals who are seeking to enter the information systems field. ... [-]


MS in Media Arts and Technology

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Pittsburgh + 1 more

The Master's degree in Media Arts and Technology enables students to navigate technological, cultural and economic opportunities in the fields of Multimedia and Web Development. Students can immerse themselves in the production aspects of these fields or choose a course of study that emphasizes management and strategy. [+]

MS in Media Arts and Technology

The Master's degree in Media Arts and Technology enables students to navigate technological, cultural and economic opportunities in the fields of Multimedia and Web Development. Students can immerse themselves in the production aspects of these fields or choose a course of study that emphasizes management and strategy.

Some of our M.S. students are recent college graduates seeking to enhance their career options, others are in mid-career seeking to advance in their chosen fields or prepare themselves to cross over into new fields. Our instructors are leading scholars in media and multimedia but also possess significant professional credentials and provide real-world, hands-on learning environments so that students understand the larger contexts of their work, possess the technical proficiency to excel at that work, and are positioned to seize opportunities as media technologies and industries evolve and change.... [-]


Master

Masters of Accountancy

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Pittsburgh

The curriculum focuses on forensic accounting, ethics and regulation and reporting - the three most significant and challenging areas facing the accounting profession today. [+]

Your goal isn't simply to be an accountant; it's to be an accountable leader in a business environment. You realize more than ever that investors and boards of directors are demanding that businesses perform ethically as well as profitably. Your personal sense of responsibility to your employer and to society drives you to examine the breadth and depth of an organization's finances to ensure that it meets - if not exceeds - the highest standards. The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program at Duquesne University's John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business is a full-time, 30-credit course of study. The curriculum focuses on forensic accounting, ethics and regulation and reporting - the three most significant and challenging areas facing the accounting profession today. At the completion of the program, students will have fulfilled the 150 academic credit hours required to become licensed as Certified Public Accounts (CPAs) in Pennsylvania and most other states. In addition to satisfying the credit-hour requirement for CPA licensure, the program prepares students for careers in public and corporate accounting, non-profit and governmental accounting and forensic accounting. Duquesne's MAcc program emphasizes accounting as a profession and ensures that graduates are thoroughly prepared to be communicators, analysts and responsible leaders. Equipped with essential accounting and financial analysis skills, MAcc program graduates also have expertise that extends beyond the scope of traditional accounting and auditing. Distinguished by a century-long legacy in accounting education, the School's focus on the future is equally exciting. Grounded in a tradition of ethical leadership,... [-]

MSED in Instructional Technology

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Pittsburgh + 1 more

The Instructional Technology Program resides in the Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education and includes a IT Specialist Certificate Program, a Masters of Science in Education and the Doctoral Program in Instructional Technology. Most of the courses are offered in an on-line format. [+]

MSED in Instructional Technology

The Instructional Technology Program resides in the Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education and includes a IT Specialist Certificate Program, a Masters of Science in Education and the Doctoral Program in Instructional Technology. Most of the courses are offered in an on-line format.

The Masters of Science in Education in Instructional Technology provides participants with the necessary knowledge and hands-on experience to effectively integrate technology into their classroom and instruction. The Pennsylvania Instructional Technology Specialists Certification is awarded upon completion of the program. Instructional Technology prepares you to:... [-]