Application and Information
Applicants for the Master of Arts must have a bachelor's degree, although not necessarily in political science or sociology.
There is NO FEE to apply online.
Duquesne University is offering a discount on fees and tuition for the spring and fall 2013 term.
Contact us to request additional information from Duquesne University and the Policy Center.
Required Application Materials
All application materials are to be sent to:
McAnulty College of Liberal Arts
Graduate School Office
215 College Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
- Two of each official transcripts from all post-secondary schools you have attended.
- Three letters of recommendation: Print and complete the appropriate portion of the required Recommendation Form (pdf), give it to your references, and ask them to submit it with their letter of recommendation.
- Personal essay, describing how studying in the Policy Center fits with your background, interests and aspirations. Also, please note in your essay the area of concentration you are interested in - Policy Analysis or Conflict Resolution.
- Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) general test scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) are required. Although Subject test scores are not required the General Test Scores are required. The Policy Center will consider the GRE as only one factor among many. All GRE scores must be sent electronically. The institutional code is 2196. Our department code is 1903.
- For international students, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required.
- We encourage you to submit supporting application materials through Interfolio at www.interfolio.com
All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must reach the Policy Center by August 1 for consideration for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.
Students who wish to be considered for financial assistance, such as graduate assistantships and Peace Corps Fellowships, should have their applications complete by April 1 for the fall semester and by November 1 for the spring semester.
If you have any questions or concerns, write or call (412-396-1780 or 412-396-6485).
Application Review Process
When an applicant's file is complete, it is evaluated by faculty members on the Admissions Committee. Fall applicants will hear from the committee before April 15. The committee's decision is final.