Duquesne University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(3.96 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 57 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 9 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 9,404 (5,961 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 17% part-time, 83% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $21,402
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2009

I completed an online degree. It required a lot of self-motivation, but was thorough and flexible with my work schedule.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2020

The graduate program has more pros than cons. The pros include the program provides a sense of community, the graduate students are diverse (e.g. research interests, culturally). Additionally, the assistantships are sufficient to live on. The biggest con is that the Biology program is very cell/molecular biology dominant and if you do not study biology on the molecular level you may feel a little out of place.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2020

I love the small tight knit community of my graduate department. The research is strong and the faculty are all strong mentors. At the same time I believe the program has more potential than what is being realized and because of that some opportunities are going unnoticed.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

its a very rigorous program but it does prepare students for certification. the cons are at least for the nursing program, there is no assistance or guaranteed learning with clinicals. finding a clinical location and an accepted preceptor overshadows a good experience.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

I entered the program as an non-traditional student. The Law school's reputation for pioneering the evening law program nationally was a major part of my decision to attend this law school. I was a little disappointed that the day-time traditional student seemed to be the focus of the law school. The evening program at times is overlooked and undervalued. I do believe that the majority of the staff definitely works hard to accommodate the evening students and include us in as many activities as possible.The overall experience has been very rewarding.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Forensic Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of the Forensic Science and Law graduate program at Duquesne University include the following: accelerated five year program, adjunct professors, required research "thesis", supporting staff, and heavily based science courses. The cons of the Forensic Science and Law graduate program at Duquesne University include the following: curriculum does not include medical terminology or Anatomy and Physiology (for those who are interested in branching into the healthcare field) and it is hard to find a job (not the programs fault - just the career choice).
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Duquesne University is in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. What's unique about Duquesne University is that although it is in the heart of the city, it is also it's own little world. The campus environment is very clean, safe and comfortable for students. Duquesne University offers a lot of opportunities for students outside of academics, however, what the university may not offer, students can find within walking distance in the city. The campus is has a studious atmosphere but students also have the option to venture out into the city. Most importantly, Duquesne Univeristy offers a diverse environment that welcomes all students of diverse backgrounds - religion and spiritual practices in spite of it being a Catholic institution. The university accommodates all students by offering online courses, campus courses, Saturday courses or combination which makes it convenient for working professionals and parents such as myself! The university helps students to excel professionally, spiritually and academically!
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

The curriculum is hard but excellent, the professors are excellent. Top-notch for education. Cons are the non- transparencies in financial needs.Financial services are the worst I have ever encountered in my college years. Also getting academic help is practically non-existent you have to beg and grovel for help and still do not get any help. For being a summa cum laude, they have no help or endowment for me. For a Catholic college, they are not generous to state side students, but sure put the money into international students. That is not right, I think money should be invested into the students from their own country according to academic and financial need. This has left a sour taste in my mouth for Duquesne.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Very individual-oriented, friendly faculty, learn a lot Cons: Heavy workload, must STAY on work, a bit unorganized
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2017

It is a great school of learning, one of the best in the United States. It is downtown, so some of the surrounding areas can be questionable, as in any major city, but it is exciting. Campus safety is high, and campus police are present and often seen while walking the campus. There is a great diversity in the student body. The social life is tremendous if you can get away from the studies and your workload. Rent is high if living off campus, some areas are not a place I would consider living . Transportation is the bus line, parking on campus is extremely high. Financial aid is not as helpful or generous as other schools. It is very expensive to attend and Duquesne does not have deep pockets for students that are struggling financially. I get the impression it is a rich person's school.
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