Duquesne University Online

Duquesne University, the world’s only Spiritan university, is located in Pittsburgh, Pa., and was founded in 1878 as the Pittsburgh Catholic College by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Its name was changed to the Duquesne University of the Holy Ghost in 1911, and, according to the school’s website, it is “consistently ranked” as one of the nation’s top Catholic universities.

Programs Offered

Undergraduate students at Duquesne share a common educational experience through the University Core Curriculum, which emphasizes a search for truth through faith and reason, as well as spiritual and educational values. Students choose from 100 baccalaureate, 66 graduate, and 22 doctoral programs in 10 schools of study. Duquesne offers Business, Education, Health Science, Leadership, Music, Natural & Environmental Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, and pre-professional programs including a 3-3 Early Admissions Law Program that allows students to complete a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree and a Juris Doctorate degree in six years. Duquesne maintains faculty-led summer study abroad programs in India, China, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, London, and Brazil. Online degree programs available at Duquesne include bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Education, Health, Sciences, Music, and Nursing departments. The Nursing department also offers an online doctorate program.


Duquesne has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since July 1, 1935. Specific programs have also been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (September 1, 1939), the American Occupational Therapy Association (April 1, 1994), the American Physical Therapy Association (May, 12, 1993), and the American Bar Association (January 1, 1960).


July 1 is the application deadline to Duquesne University. The early decision deadline is November 1, and the application fee is waived if the application is received before December 15. ACT or SAT scores are also due by July 1. Official high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation or a recommendation form, and a personal essay of 300 words must be submitted with the undergraduate application. Graduate application procedures vary by department and are submitted to the individual graduate offices.

Admissions Contact

Duquesne University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

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