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Graduate Student Profile

Duquesne University enrolls almost 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Typically, 60 students, representing a mix of U.S. (30%) and international (70%), are enrolled in graduate degree programs in the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.


Most recent M. S. graduates have continued studies at the doctoral level or are employed in a variety of research laboratory settings. Graduates of Ph.D. programs are employed in research and administrative positions in industry and in research and teaching in academia.

Application Procedures

Applicants should have earned a baccalaureate degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, allied health sciences, or social/behavioral or business sciences, depending on the proposed field of study. Students are admitted for the fall or spring semester of the academic year. Applications must be received in sufficient time to permit processing and evaluation before enrollment for the preferred semester. Applications for the fall semester which are received prior to February 1 will be given primary consideration.


Application forms and materials may be obtained from the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences:


    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Duquesne University
    431 Mellon Hall
    Pittsburgh, PA 15282
    Phone: (412) 396-1172
    FAX: (412) 396-4660


The completed application and supporting documents (official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work, a brief statement of purpose and intent with regard to the specific area of graduate study chosen, three letters of recommendation from persons acquainted with the academic abilities of the applicant, and results of the GRE General Test) must be sent to the Director. All applicants whose native language or principal language of instruction is not English are required to submit their TOEFL scores to the Graduate School. International students who are applying for a teaching assistantship are required to submit their TSE scores to the Graduate School.