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Applications and Information

Application for Undergraduate Admission


McAnulty Graduate School and College of Liberal Arts

215 College Hall,
600 Forbes Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

The Deparment of Theology encourages submissions by interfolio, which is the Graduate School's preferred method for submission of application materials, including transcripts, letters of interest, CV, letters of recommendation, writing samples, etc.  Register for an Interfolio account using the e-mail address you used on your Duquesne online application. Interfolio charges a $19 fee to create an account and a one-time $6 delivery fee. Additional deliveries are free of charge. Request, gather, and upload the necessary documents individually to your Interfolio account and submit them electronically to the Graduate School. Submitting all documents in one delivery is recommended to ensure faster processing.

Theology Graduate Admissions

Applicants for admission into the M.A. programs should have a B.A. degree with a major in Theology, or its equivalent.

Applicants for admission into the Ph.D. program should have earned an M.A. degree in Theology, or its equivalent.

Equivalency is judged by the admissions committee of the Theology Department after it receives the applicant's credentials and considers such things as work-related learning, seminary or other religious education, teaching and other kinds of ministerial work.

M.A. students may pursue the desired degree on either a full-time or a part-time basis. Ph.D. students are required to pursue their degree on a full-time basis (at least two courses per semester).

All graduate applicants must submit the following:

  1. Two copies of the Graduate School's official application form and a $50 non-refundable application fee (note that online applications are free);

  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work to date;

  3. Three letters of recommendation, in the Theology Department's format, from former teachers;

  4. Official GRE scores from the Princeton-based Education Testing Service; see http://www.ets.org/gre for test information, locations and dates. 

  5. A one-page statement of purpose in pursuing the desired degree at Duquesne. Candidates for the program in pastoral ministry must also have a personal interview with the director of that program or a designated representative. Applicants to the Ph.D. program must submit a written research paper done for one of their courses at the M.A. or M.Div. level, or a similar type paper. M.A. applicants should submit a writing sample, preferably a paper from previous academic work.

Additional Information

The deadline for Ph.D. applications and for all requests for scholarship help is February 1.

M.A. applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. For fall semester admission, the deadline is August 1; for spring semester admission, the deadline is November 1.

Tuition Remission Form  (fill out, print out, sign) [pdf]