Founded in 1878, Duquesne University is a private, Catholic, coed university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Started to provide education to the children of poor immigrants, today it comprises ten fields of study attended by more than 10,000 students. Duquesne’s ranking in the US News & World Report 2013 edition of Best Colleges is 120. The report also ranked Duquesne’s online graduate nursing program as number seven. Duquesne University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
The School of Leadership and Professional Advancement offers online Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. The Bachelor’s programs are Behavioral Science, Computer Systems Technology, Humane Leadership, Organizational Leadership, and Professional Communication. The Master’s programs are Business Ethics, Community Leadership, Global Leadership, Information Technology, Liberal Studies, Professional Administration, and Sports Leadership.
The School of Education has the following online options: Master of Science in Program Evaluation, Master of Science in Educational Studies, Masters of Science in Instructional Technology, and Doctorate of Education in Instructional Technology and Leadership.
The School of Music offers a hybrid Master of Music/Master of Music Education Degree.
The School of Nursing has a Master of Science in Nursing online option in the following areas of specialization: Family Nurse Practitioner, Forensic Nursing, and Nursing Education. The school also offers an online PhD nursing program and a Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
In 2014, the School of Health Sciences plans to offer an Occupational Therapy Doctorate on line.
Tuition varies by school and program. Tuition rate details are available online. You will also find school applications on the Duquesne website. There is a warning on the school’s site that states they are “unable to accept applications for admission to online programs and courses from students residing in Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.”