Duquesne University is a private university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One of the leading Catholic universities in the U.S. and the only spiritan university in the world, Duquesne was founded by the Order of the Holy Spirit in 1878 to produce graduates that are morally sound and well-rounded both in intellect and character.
Today, Duquesne boasts of over 131 years of experience in the education of young men and women who want to obtain high-quality liberal arts education grounded on Catholic ethical values. Duquesne now has 10 schools of study through which students pursue a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or doctoral degree. These schools include Business, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Leadership and Professional Advancement, Liberal Arts, Music, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Duquesne University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
In addition to its campus-based degree programs, Duquesne also maintains an online degree program for students interested to pursue higher education but may be unable to do so because of their busy work or personal schedule. Using the Internet and state-of-the-art technologies, students are able to complete their degrees with little or no on-campus attendance. Online courses share the same objectives, rigorous workload, tuition, and academic credit as on-campus courses. The diploma, certificate or transcript reflects the same status as graduates of Duquesne’s traditional programs. Online degree programs include courses in such fields as Education, Music, Nursing, Science, and Leadership and Professional Advancement.
Cost of tuition for both graduate and undergraduate degrees, on-campus or online, vary according to program chosen. Financial aid is extended via loans, grants and scholarships.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 ranking of America’s Best Colleges placed Duquesne University in the top tier of over 1,400 colleges.