Duquesne University

Introduction

One of the top Catholic universities in the U.S., Duquesne University provides a well-rounded education that will challenge you academically while nourishing your spiritual and ethical development in an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity. Founded more than 135 years ago by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the United States.

As a student, you'll attain a first-rate graduate education, building close relationships with professors and classmates as well as participating in exciting research projects. You'll have access to resources such as housing and job opportunities for graduate and professional students. When you graduate, you'll join more than 86,000 alumni working in every field, across the country and worldwide.

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 15:1 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.

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Master

Masters of Accountancy

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Pittsburgh

The curriculum focuses on forensic accounting, ethics and regulation and reporting - the three most significant and challenging areas facing the accounting profession today. [+]

Your goal isn't simply to be an accountant; it's to be an accountable leader in a business environment. You realize more than ever that investors and boards of directors are demanding that businesses perform ethically as well as profitably. Your personal sense of responsibility to your employer and to society drives you to examine the breadth and depth of an organization's finances to ensure that it meets - if not exceeds - the highest standards. The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program at Duquesne University's John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business is a full-time, 30-credit course of study. The curriculum focuses on forensic accounting, ethics and regulation and reporting - the three most significant and challenging areas facing the accounting profession today. At the completion of the program, students will have fulfilled the 150 academic credit hours required to become licensed as Certified Public Accounts (CPAs) in Pennsylvania and most other states. In addition to satisfying the credit-hour requirement for CPA licensure, the program prepares students for careers in public and corporate accounting, non-profit and governmental accounting and forensic accounting. Duquesne's MAcc program emphasizes accounting as a profession and ensures that graduates are thoroughly prepared to be communicators, analysts and responsible leaders. Equipped with essential accounting and financial analysis skills, MAcc program graduates also have expertise that extends beyond the scope of traditional accounting and auditing. Distinguished by a century-long legacy in accounting education, the School's focus on the future is equally exciting. Grounded in a tradition of ethical leadership, Duquesne was one of the first 100 adopters of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a United Nations endorsed initiative promoting environmental stewardship, human rights and fair trade practices in business education. With a balance of scholar-teachers and experienced practitioners, Duquesne's faculty immerse students in theory and application, thereby ensuring graduates are prepared to pass the CPA exam and join other Duquesne alumni as exemplary leaders in the accounting profession. Against the backdrop of a city with renowned corporations, health-care providers, robotics developers, and cultural organizations, the Donahue School introduces students to an array of connections to assist them in the advancement of their careers. [-]

MSED in Instructional Technology

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 USA Pittsburgh + 1 more

The Instructional Technology Program resides in the Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education and includes a IT Specialist Certificate Program, a Masters of Science in Education and the Doctoral Program in Instructional Technology. Most of the courses are offered in an on-line format. [+]

MSED in Instructional Technology The Instructional Technology Program resides in the Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education and includes a IT Specialist Certificate Program, a Masters of Science in Education and the Doctoral Program in Instructional Technology. Most of the courses are offered in an on-line format. The Masters of Science in Education in Instructional Technology provides participants with the necessary knowledge and hands-on experience to effectively integrate technology into their classroom and instruction. The Pennsylvania Instructional Technology Specialists Certification is awarded upon completion of the program. Instructional Technology prepares you to: Teach with technology in classrooms Teach online Support instructional technology as a technology coach Work with faculty in higher education to blend technology and teaching Teach in higher education after earning a doctoral degree Support faculty and administrators as a member of a center for technology services Become a corporate trainer [-]

MSc

Masters of Science in Computational Mathematics

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Pittsburgh

Our graduates apply mathematics, statistics and computer science to real-world problems. [+]

Our graduates apply mathematics, statistics and computer science to real-world problems. Prepare yourself for a high-demand career in computational sciences with a Masters in Computational Mathematics from Duquesne. Our interdisciplinary program gives you: - Full and part-time enrollment options. - Curriculum taught by experts in mathematics, statistics and computer science. - Learning opportunities through our "Great Problems" approach, which increases your understanding of theory, strengthens problem-solving abilities and skills to create complex mathematical models. - A high level of proficiency with programming languages, mathematical and statistical software, and other computational tools. [-]

MSED in Educational Studies

Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2017 USA Pittsburgh + 1 more

The Educational Studies program is a 30-credit hour program that leads to a Master of Science in Educational Studies from Duquesne University. The program provides considerable flexibility for qualified individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds who seek professional credentials in education. [+]

MSED in Educational Studies The Educational Studies program is a 30-credit hour program that leads to a Master of Science in Educational Studies from Duquesne University. The program provides considerable flexibility for qualified individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds who seek professional credentials in education. Our graduates come from diverse backgrounds and are engaged in a wide-range of professional careers across the nation and around the world. A Perfect Choice for Busy Lives-Online and On Campus Because of the program's unique flexibility, you can take courses online, on campus or use a combination of the two. A Perfect Choice for Certified Teachers Pennsylvania educators who hold initial certification can use the program to earn their permanent teaching certification and satisfy the requirements for continuing licensure (Act 48). Educators from other states can enroll in the program to enhance their credentials or to meet continuing education requirements in their respective states. A Perfect Choice For Professionals Who Desire Educational Credentials The program is perfect for individuals who desire a graduate degree in education but who do not require initial or additional teaching certification. For professionals in environments other than schools, the Master of Science in Educational Studies prepares you to understand and address educational issues in diverse settings such as business, health care, service, industry, government agencies, zoos, museums, churches, and not-for-profit organizations. Three Options: Online, On Campus, or a Combination Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Educational Studies Program can choose from and combine the following options to tailor their schedule, choose their course venues and individualize their areas of study. These three options provide unparalleled opportunities for pursuing a master’s degree while balancing the demands of a personal and professional life: Option One—The Distance Education / Online Option Students can complete their degree entirely at distance. The resources required to complete the program—both human and informational—are available on demand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in the world. These online learning environments, designed and maintained by the Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) are secure, cutting edge, interactive and highly personalized. Completing the program using the distance education option maximizes a candidate's ability to accommodate family and work schedules. Option Two—Duquesne Campus Option Students can enjoy traditional on campus courses in the evenings during the fall and spring semesters, and during the day over the summer on Duquesne’s beautiful, modern campus. Option Three—Combine Online Courses and Traditional On Campus Work Students can combine distance education with traditional campus classes to fit their busy lifestyles. Many students—especially practicing teachers—prefer to earn credits online during the school year (fall and spring semesters) and come to our beautiful campus for coursework in the summer. Many of our summer courses offer unique schedules that allow students to pursue their studies while still enjoying the fun of the summer months. [-]

MS in Biotechnology

Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 years October 2017 USA Pittsburgh + 1 more

The Master of Science in Biotechnology is designed to supplement technical training in the natural sciences with exposure to industrial research and development, coupled with ethics. This program is intended to strengthen and improve a student's scientific and laboratory skills, while providing the fundamentals of business, project, and group management. [+]

MS in Biotechnology Traditional M.S. programs serve to train students for careers in academic research. However, the skills required in both large and small biomedical industries require proficiency in modern laboratory techniques, as well as an understanding of the industrial environment and the process of product development. The Master of Science in Biotechnology is designed to supplement technical training in the natural sciences with exposure to industrial research and development, coupled with ethics. This program is intended to strengthen and improve a student's scientific and laboratory skills, while providing the fundamentals of business, project, and group management. The Duquesne Difference The M.S. in Biotechnology combines advanced training in laboratory sciences with instruction in the essentials of regulatory affairs, medical devices, commercial research and product development. Students learn from faculty who are experts in their field. Business fundamentals are included in the curriculum to improve management and communication skills, along with entrepreneurship training.Students in Classroom The final capstone course provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to do extensive library research as well as written and oral presentation skills. Students have opportunities to work with the Center for Biotechnology, network with other students – including international students who bring diverse perspectives to the life sciences, and participate in internships. Several interns have been hired by their employer at graduation. A student completing the program will be prepared for positions managing R&D and product development operations within both large and small biomedical firms. Some graduates have entered careers in evolving life-sciences companies in the areas of manufacturing and operations, as well as joining healthcare and technology firms. The program has also been a foundation for students who go on to pursue medical and dental school, and Ph.D. programs. Customized Program for Each Student Students entering the program will be required to take courses in biology and chemistry, as well as four additional courses in biotechnology. The remainder of the 30 credits required for graduation will be filled with electives from the Bayer School graduate program and the Donahue Graduate School of Business. Courses will be selected to provide students with a customized program directed at their specialty and specific industry requirements. The M.S. in Biotechnology is designed to be completed in two years, with a minimum of 6 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. The remaining coursework is completed during the summer term between years one and two. The courses are offered in the evening and online for the convenience of working students. Requirements for the M.S. in Biotechnology To be accepted into the M.S. in Biotechnology program, students must have successfully completed a B.S. or B.A. in the natural or health sciences and must meet the entrance requirements of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences. [-]

MS in Environmental Science and Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Pittsburgh + 1 more

The Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management (ESM) features a core of required classes in science, policy, and management that creates a strong foundation on which to build a customized degree program. Students have the freedom to choose a concentration and a variety of electives that will help them attain their goals. [+]

MS in Environmental Science and Management

The Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management (ESM)features a core of required classes in science, policy, and management that creates a strong foundation on which to build a customized degree program. Students have the freedom to choose a concentration and a variety of electives that will help them attain their goals.

The traditional ESM curriculum emphasizes regulatory compliance and pollution prevention and control. The conservation biology concentration focuses on field studies and allows student to take more science electives

Students who do not have professional experience launch their careers by completing internships. There is also a thesis track exists for those considering research or doctoral education. Students who are currently working professionals in the environmental field may request experiential learning credits. Conveniently Scheduled Classes Courses are offered weekday evenings and occasionally on Saturdays for the convenience of working professionals. Part-time students who take about two classes per semester can complete the degree in approximately two calendar years. Students may also take one course per semester. The program welcomes full-time students, including recent graduates with bachelor's degrees in the sciences or related disciplines.... [-]


MS in Information Systems Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Pittsburgh

The Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM) program is a 30-credit course of study with both full-time and part-time offerings. The program appeals to a number of potential students, including technical professionals who are looking for a relevant management credential, accounting graduates [+]

MS in Information Systems Management You know that information systems are the lynchpin of every complex organization. Data integrity is at the forefront of your priorities. You understand the benefits of well-run systems, but are conscious of the inherent risk of data loss, obsolescence and lack of checks and balances. To you, IS is not simply a department within an organization; it is the medium by which modern business gets done. The Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM) program is a 30-credit course of study with both full-time and part-time offerings. The program appeals to a number of potential students, including technical professionals who are looking for a relevant management credential, accounting graduates who must complete 150 college credits to qualify for the CPA certification, and non-technical/non-business professionals who are seeking to enter the information systems field. Duquesne's MS-ISM curriculum focuses on how the management and governance of information technologies can create organizational value. The program has an intentional emphasis on safe guarding organizational assets, relationships, and reputation through IS audit, control, and risk management in developmental and operational environments. The program stresses the impact of IS architectural decisions on an organization and its stakeholders, both over time and across organizational boundaries. Students will understand and be able to manage the critical impact of technology decisions on the achievement of business goals. Duquesne University's location, which is adjacent to downtown Pittsburgh, provides easy access to campus for Pittsburgh's business professionals who both enhance the students' experiences through guest lectures and for those who wish to pursue their graduate degree. [-]

MS in Media Arts and Technology

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 USA Pittsburgh + 1 more

The Master's degree in Media Arts and Technology enables students to navigate technological, cultural and economic opportunities in the fields of Multimedia and Web Development. Students can immerse themselves in the production aspects of these fields or choose a course of study that emphasizes management and strategy. [+]

MS in Media Arts and Technology The Master's degree in Media Arts and Technology enables students to navigate technological, cultural and economic opportunities in the fields of Multimedia and Web Development. Students can immerse themselves in the production aspects of these fields or choose a course of study that emphasizes management and strategy. Some of our M.S. students are recent college graduates seeking to enhance their career options, others are in mid-career seeking to advance in their chosen fields or prepare themselves to cross over into new fields. Our instructors are leading scholars in media and multimedia but also possess significant professional credentials and provide real-world, hands-on learning environments so that students understand the larger contexts of their work, possess the technical proficiency to excel at that work, and are positioned to seize opportunities as media technologies and industries evolve and change. The M.S. In Media Arts and Technology offers concentrations in three diverse fields of study. Media Management Concentration The Media Management Concentration is for current and prospective media professionals in journalism, media management, public relations, advertising, publishing, and new media. Students learn critical media skills and theory and work with faculty mentors who will help them shape a course of study that suits their goals. Digital Media Concentration The Digital Media Concentration focuses on Multimedia Planning, Design and Production. Students develop an understanding of computer and mobile technologies and industry-standard hardware and software, multimedia design, digital media creation, instructional design, 3D and animation, and gaming. Web Design and Development Concentration The Web Design and Development Concentration prepares students to work in the Web design and Web development fields. The design aspect emphasizes the skills, theories and hands-on practices necessary to develop graphical web interfaces and web-based instructional design; the development aspect emphasizes server-side technologies, scripting and database connectivity. Thesis Option Open to all students in M.S. in Multimedia Technology. Students wishing to prepare for Ph.D. study may take 30 credits in courses and six thesis credits. A student opting for the thesis selects a thesis committee that approves a detailed proposal during the semester before the student registers for the thesis credits. The six thesis credits must be completed over two semesters. [-]

MA

MA English

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Pittsburgh

The English graduate program is structured around the study of historical literary periods, within which a diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches is taken. [+]

The English graduate program is structured around the study of historical literary periods, within which a diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches is taken. Students can pursue aesthetic, philosophical and cultural concerns, as well as such interests as humanism, literary theory, gender studies and canonical expression. Degree Requirements: Option 1: 24 – 36 credit hours Required courses: - English 500, Aims and Methods of Literary Scholarship - English 566, Introduction to Literary Theory Distribution requirements: - Two courses in earlier literary periods dealing with two different national literatures (British Literature prior to 1800, American Literature prior to 1900, or other designated courses) - Two courses in later literary periods dealing with two different national literatures (British Literature after 1800, American Literature after 1900, or other designated courses) Final Project: - A paper that is a substantial development and revision of a seminar paper, or another research-based project to be determined by the student, in consultation with a faculty member, and approved by the Graduate Committee. (This project will typically run to 35 – 40 pages.) - Two additional courses of the student's choosing at the graduate level. - With the approval of an advisor, a first reader, and the Graduate Studies Committee, a student may write a thesis —worth 6 credits—running 80 - 100 pp., to be begun after completion of 24 credit hours. Option 2: 24-30 credit hours Required courses: - English 500, Aims and Methods of Literary Scholarship - English 566, Introduction to Literary Theory Distribution requirements: As soon as possible and no later than after having completed 12 hours of course work, a student will design her/his own subsequent course of study, including course work and a final project, around some kind of organizational framework. The student will work with two faculty members to write a rationale for this individually tailored course of study to be approved by the Graduate Studies Committee. Final Project: A paper that is a substantial development and revision of a seminar paper, or another research-based project to be determined by the student, in consultation with a faculty member, and approved by the Graduate Committee. (This project will typically run to 35 – 40 pages.) Two additional courses of the student's choosing at the graduate level. With the approval of an advisor, a first reader, and the Graduate Studies Committee, a student may write a thesis —worth 6 credits—running 80 - 100 pp., to be begun after completion of 24 credit hours. NEW New graduate students enrolling in six or more credits in the M.A. in English or M. A. in English with a Concentration in Writing, Media Arts and Technology program for the Fall 2013 semester are eligible for a 25% tuition and fee award. Please visit the graduate special awards website for specific details. Beginning in Fall 2013, you can earn an M.A. in English with a Concentration in Writing, Media Arts, and Technology. [-]

MA in Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Pittsburgh

As a student in our graduate program, you will experience the integration of a humanities education with practical application and a commitment to communication in the marketplace. [+]

The Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies offers graduate degrees (M.A. and Ph.D.) intentionally situated within a series of what Martin Buber referred to as a unity of contraries. We embrace the productive tensions between theory and practice; preparation for teaching and for the marketplace; recruitment of traditional and non-traditional students; excellence in teaching and scholarship; professional expectations and an invitational intellectual community. As a student in our graduate program, you will experience the integration of a humanities education with practical application and a commitment to communication in the marketplace. Consistent with the mission of Duquesne University, we will invite you into a conversation that will expand your horizons through the unity of liberal arts and professional education, moral issues and secular excellence. Our Graduate Degrees M.A. in Communication & Rhetorical Studies - Integrated Marketing Communication - Corporate Communication - Rhetoric & Philosophy of Communication - Rhetoric & Philosophy of Technology - Communication Studies Master's Programs Core Courses Our program walks the humanities into the marketplace with theory and practice, requiring you to engage knowledge of the historical implications of the humanities and the marketplace. The core curriculum for the M.A. in Communication provides a foundation through the following courses: - COMM 500 Professional Communication - COMM 501 Persuasion in the Marketplace - COMM 515 Organizational Communication - COMM 522 Communication Research Methods - COMM 523 Communication Ethics & Professional Civility M.A. Degree Programs We offer five Master of Arts degree programs. Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) incorporates an intensive sequence of graduate coursework emphasizing advertising, public relations and marketing communication as strategic and rhetorical functions that shape marketplace effectiveness and excellence. Corporate Communication prepares you for leadership and management roles in the marketplace. Rhetoric & Philosophy of Communication offers courses fundamental for a doctoral degree or enhancement of a liberal arts foundation in communication. Rhetoric & Philosophy of Technology Communication Studies offers a hybrid program that allows you to gain professional credentials while considering future doctoral study by blending a strong theoretical background with knowledge of professional communication practices. Dual Degree Programs - M.A. in Corporate Communication and M.B.A. - M.A. in Corporate Communication and Pastoral Ministry - M.A. in Rhetoric & Philosophy of Communication and Pastoral Ministry - M.A. in Corporate Communication and M.S. in Multimedia Technology [-]

Master of Arts in History

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Pittsburgh

The <strong>Master’s programs of the Department of History</strong> offer serious students the opportunity to expand their mastery of the discipline and to enhance their understanding of the past. [+]

The Master’s programs of the Department of History offer serious students the opportunity: - to expand their mastery of the discipline - to enhance their understanding of the past Our faculty of active scholars are committed to providing: - rigorous, interesting courses which will increase the students’ knowledge of History - both introductions to and advanced training in the methods and theories which inform the discipline Students in both the Historical Studies program and the Public History program can complete their degrees in four semesters while enrolled at the full-time level of 9 credits per semester. Historical Studies The Historical Studies Program allows students to: - concentrate their studies in either American, European, or Global History - acquire a thorough background in significant historical literature of the respective fields This program is particularly suitable for those who: - intend to proceed to a doctoral program - are secondary teachers who wish to increase their knowledge of the subjects they teach wish to apply the knowledge and skills in other academic or public service and government fields Public History The Public History Program at Duquesne University, one of the oldest Public History programs in the United States: - prepares students to work in museums, archives, and other institutions that interpret the past for the general public - combines a firm grounding in American History with professional courses and internships Special Student Status If you already have an undergraduate degree and are interested in taking up to two courses without pursuing the degree program, please contact us for more information. [-]

Master of Arts in Philosophy

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Pittsburgh

Our graduate program was among the first in the United States to concentrate on phenomenology and, more broadly, nineteenth and twentieth century continental thought. [+]

The Department of Philosophy at Duquesne University was one of the first graduate programs in the United States to specialize in phenomenology and, more broadly, nineteenth and twentieth century continental philosophy. Our program remains committed to this tradition and focuses on post-Kantian European philosophy. We also integrate a broader emphasis on research in the history of philosophy, both as a program focus in its own right and as the necessary background for work in later continental thought. Our graduate program was among the first in the United States to concentrate on phenomenology and, more broadly, nineteenth and twentieth century continental thought. We remain committed to that tradition and focus on post-Kantian European philosophy, with multiple faculty working in German Idealism, the phenomenological traditions, social and political philosophy, psychoanalytic theory, as well as structuralism, poststructuralism, and their aftermaths. We integrate this into a broader emphasis on the history of philosophy as a cluster of research areas in their own right, as a set of methodological orientations, and as the necessary background for work in contemporary thought. To this end, we also have groups of faculty working in each of the main periods the history of philosophy, including ancient and classical philosophy, medieval philosophy, and modern philosophy. The graduate program is central to the mission of the Department and to the philosophy faculty's vision of its future. The mission of the M.A. program in philosophy is to train well-prepared students with strong backgrounds in philosophy to apply successfully for admission to Ph.D.-granting departments. Our department hosts an active and vibrant philosophical community, including an extensive visiting speakers series and graduate research colloquium, student and faculty organized reading groups, and a strong graduate student organization. Information on recent events, visiting speakers, and the Graduate Students in Philosophy organization may be found below. Our graduate program is built around small seminars that engage primary texts and conceptual problems. We strongly encourage reading philosophical works in their original languages, when possible, and place a premium on our students developing a high level of competence in the languages related to their doctoral research. To that end, we offer substantial support for our graduate students to pursue language study at Duquesne and through intensive summer language programs abroad. In the last few years, we have offered graduate courses on the pre-Socratics, Plato, Aristotle, Confucius, Hellenistic and Roman philosophy, Plotinus, Augustine, Pseudo-Dionysius, Aquinas, classical Islamic philosophy, Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Husserl, Heidegger, Freud, Benjamin, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Adorno, Levinas, Derrida, Habermas, Foucault, Deleuze, and Badiou. Recent thematic courses have included Aesthetics, Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Race Theory, Feminist Phenomenology, German Idealism, History and Philosophy of Science, Early Modern Political Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Psychoanalysis, Idealism and Materialism, Moral Philosophy, Phenomenological Epistemology, Philosophy of the Body, Philosophy of Music, Philosophy of Time, and the Phenomenology of Space and Place. [-]

Master of Arts in Social and Public Policy

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Pittsburgh

The Policy Center awards a Master of Arts degree in Social and Public Policy with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Administration or Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies. [+]

Duquesne University and the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy is offering a special 25 percent tuition and fee award to incoming graduate students in our program. The Policy Center awards a Master of Arts degree in Social and Public Policy with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Administration or Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies. The Master of Arts degree comprises 36 credits (12 courses), which generally require two academic years of full-time study (nine credit-hours per semester). All M.A. students take "Research Methods" and "Values, Ethics and Policy" and write either a three-credit thesis or an enhanced research paper. The remaining credits are in a concentration and elective courses. Up to six approved credits from another institution may count toward the degree. Concentration in Policy Analysis and Administration The concentration in policy analysis and administration will give you the analytic and technical skills, broad understanding of public policy formulation and implementation, and a specialization that will help you succeed in your area of interest. Students in this concentration: - Learn the nature of the policy-making process; - Gain an understanding of the techniques of policy analysis and social science research methodology; - Investigate at least one substantive areas of public policy (e.g., health, environment, human services, community development). A concentration in policy analysis and administration prepares graduates to devise, analyze and implement policies to respond to today's challenging social and political problems, to work as administrators or policy analysts in public, private and non-profit organizations. Concentration in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies The concentration in conflict resolution and peace studies introduces students to the field of conflict transformation and provides students with the academic and practical tools needed to address issues of peace and justice. Specifically, the program: - Introduces theoretical tools for the analysis of conflict; - Offers training in the methods of conflict resolution; - Imparts ethical, moral, and philosophical insights into the process of creating peaceful social change; - Provides opportunities for experiential learning through internships. The program includes considerations of mediation, nonviolence, international social movements, non-governmental organizations, human rights, ethnic politics, international negotiation, post-conflict justice and reconciliation, and comparative social change. [-]

Master of Arts in Theology

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Pittsburgh

The <strong>MA in Theology</strong> provides a graduate-level foundation in central areas of theology. It is especially appropriate for those who wish to teach theology at the secondary level or prepare for doctoral-level studies in theology. [+]

The MA in Theology provides a graduate-level foundation in central areas of theology. It is especially appropriate for those who wish to teach theology at the secondary level or prepare for doctoral-level studies in theology. Students complete the following 10 courses for 3 credits each, and may begin studies in Year A, B or C. Courses will be offered on the following schedule on Tuesdays each semester, with the first course at 1:00-3:40 p.m. and the second course at 6:00-8:40 p.m. The second, evening course will also be offered via videoconferencing at selected locations. In subsequent rotations, afternoon courses will move to evening times, and evening courses to afternoon times. Students may also enroll in one course per semester, recognizing that this will lengthen the time needed to complete the degree. MA in Theology students also complete a written comprehensives examination to assess their grasp of foundational topics in theology. Further guidelines are available from the Department of Theology. Year A Fall Semester 2014 - Theol 520, Christology: Tuesdays, 1:30-4:00 PM - Theol 509, New Testament: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:40 PM Spring Semester 2015 - Theol 543, Social Ethics: Tuesdays, 1:30-4:00 PM - Theol 531, Ecclesiology: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:40 PM Year B Fall Semester 2015 - Theol 510, Old Testament: Tuesdays, 1:30-4:00 PM - Theol 541, Theological Ethics: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:40 PM Spring Semester 2016 - Theol 538, Sacraments: Tuesdays, 1:30-4:00 PM - 577 Intro to Catechetics/Theo of Human Development: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:40 PM (or other course approved by the department Chair) Year C Fall Semester 2016 - 579 Catechesis of Adults/Leadership in Faith Community: Tuesdays, 1:30-4:00 PM (or other course approved by the department Chair) - 539 Theology of Ministry: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:40 PM - In addition to the courses listed above, a required course, Theol 508, Theological Foundations, will be offered periodically when there is sufficient enrollment, or a substitution will be approved by the department Chair. Financial Assistance for M.A. in Theology Partial Tuition Discounts: MA in Theology students may apply for partial tuition assistance as follows. These discounts may be utilized for one degree at Duquesne University, and students must re-apply for them annually. Forms are available through the university Financial Aid Office, phone 412-396-6607. 50% Discount for Lay Ministers and Catholic School Teachers: Lay ministers employed at least part-time in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg, as well as Catholic school teachers in local dioceses, receive an automatic 50% tuition discount. 50% Discount for Clergy and Vowed Religious: Ordained clergy of any denomination, and members of Catholic religious congregations, receive an automatic 50% tuition discount. 50% Discount for Students over age 60. [-]

MSED English as a Second Language

Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2017 USA Pittsburgh + 1 more

The ESL Program at Duquesne University provides a number of different services for state certified teachers as well as for those who wish to teach ESL/EFL in language centers or in higher education institutions worldwide. [+]

MSED English as a Second Language The ESL Program at Duquesne University provides a number of different services for state certified teachers as well as for those who wish to teach ESL/EFL in language centers or in higher education institutions worldwide. The ESL program at Duquesne University serves the university and the community in three capacities: Chapter 49 requirements for ELL training ESL Program Specialist Certification ESL MS.Ed A few recent changes have occurred in the State’s ESL teacher certification requirements based on national standards and the NCLB act. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has mandated that all public school ESL teachers obtain an ESL-Program Specialist Certificate from a state-approved provider as of the 2004-2005 school year. Recently, the PDE passed new regulations under Chapter 49 making one ESL class mandatory for all undergraduate students majoring in education regardless of specialization and/or grade level and graduate students seeking an Instructional I certificate. The ESL program acts as a service unit offering basic ESL courses to all undergraduate (LTEL 201) and graduate (GESL 501) students in the School of Education and other schools to meet the State’s certification requirements. These courses aim to prepare content area teachers to become more competent in supporting ELLs’ basic and academic language development as well as their acculturation processes and academic achievement in mainstream classrooms. More specifically, the Chapter 49 courses integrate around 20 competencies enumerated under the five TESOL domains, including language and linguistics, SLA theories, ESL methods, learning theories, learner variables, diversity and socio-cultural awareness, assess.ent and evaluation, literacy/content area development, foundations of ESL curriculum and instruction, and professional and pedagogical responsibilities. Master's Degree Students who plan to pursue language teaching careers in adult settings including at language teaching centers or higher education institutions can enroll in our ESL MS.Ed program. After taking the five prerequisite courses in ESL (the 16 credits for the specialist certificate), these students take five additional courses related to different areas in education. In addition to providing the candidates with fundamental ESL domains and competencies related to theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and dispositions to successfully work with second language learners, the MS.Ed program allows students to select a related concentration through courses ranging from multicultural education, reading disabilities, and instructional technology to adolescent literature and the teaching of language arts. The program also offers ESL practicum opportunities in adult ESL settings. This program is also very-well suited to international students and US students who plan to teach English as a foreign language (EFL) abroad. [-]