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Post Master's Certificates

School of Nursing Fact Sheet

Post-Master's Certificates provide nurses with Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degrees an opportunity to acquire specialized skills that may not have been offered in their master's degree programs. These programs are only offered online and range from 24 to 33 credits. Choose either the Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner or Forensic Nursing program.

Most of the post-master's certificate programs prepare nurses for formal certification by professional organizations; however, it is the students' responsibility to ensure that certification criteria are met.

Mandatory Orientation

All new Post-Master's students must attend a mandatory orientation on campus, usually in May.


Due to higher education regulation changes, effective August 1, 2011, Duquesne University is unable to accept applications for admission to online programs and courses from students residing in Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Wisconsin. For questions, please contact Todd Eicker, Director of Graduate Admissions, at 412.396.6219 or gradadmissions@duq.edu.