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Duquesne University

The Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is a private Catholic university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded by members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne first opened its doors as the Pittsburgh Catholic College of the Holy Ghost in October 1878 with an enrollment of 40 students and a faculty of six. In 1911, the college became the first Catholic university-level institution in Pennsylvania. It is the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the world. It is named for an 18th-century governor of New France, Michel-Ange Duquesne de Menneville.

Duquesne has since expanded to over 9,300 graduate and undergraduate students within a self-contained 49-acre (19.8 ha) hilltop campus in Pittsburgh's Bluff neighborhood. The school maintains an associate campus in Rome and encompasses ten schools of study. The university hosts international students from more than 80 countries although most students—about 80%—are from Pennsylvania or the surrounding region. Duquesne is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity". There are more than 93,000 living alumni of the university including two cardinals and the current bishop of Pittsburgh.

Important Facts

One of the nation's top Catholic universities, Duquesne University provides a well-rounded education that will challenge you academically while nourishing your spiritual and ethical development. Founded 140 years ago by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the United States. This means we share in the Spiritans' values and are deeply committed to:

  • Educational excellence
  • Moral and spiritual values
  • An ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity
  • Service to the Church, the community, the nation, and the world

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 14:1 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.

Ranking / Awards

We offer 85 undergraduate majors across nine schools and highly respected professional programs with numerous accolades and rankings, including the No. 1 ranked Sustainable Business Practices MBA—which is why we're ready with an education that's everything you need, and more than you imagined.

U.S. News and World Report

  • The University is No. 4 in Pennsylvania and No. 51 overall in the Best Value Schools category.
  • Duquesne ranked No. 143 among national universities on the 2021 Best Colleges list.
  • Ranked among the 2021 Best Graduate School Rankings:
    • School of Pharmacy, No. 43
    • Occupational Therapy program, No. 29
    • Speech-Language Pathology program, No. 55
    • School of Nursing, No. 62
  • A number of Duquesne University online programs have been named among the 2020 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs, including four programs ranging from the School of Nursing.
  • Duquesne climbed 34 spots to No. 113 for Online Bachelor's Programs, making the University among the top five Pennsylvania schools ranked in this category.
  • The University moved up 11 spots to No. 68 in the Online Bachelors Programs for Veterans category.
  • Duquesne ranked No. 100 in Best Colleges for Veterans category.


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  • Type of Accommodation: On Campus


Annual Cost of living 12000 USD /year
Average Annual UG Fee N/A
Average Annual PG Fee 29730 USD
Application Fee 50 USD

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Contact Information

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Programs Offered


Master of Science in Biotechnology

  • Length 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 29730 USD
  • Application Fee 50 USD
  • Average processing time 25 days
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Master of Science in Computer Science

  • Length 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 29730 USD
  • Application Fee 50 USD
  • Average processing time 25 days
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