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, healthcare, 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.
About the School
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.