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New Academic Programs

These programs are now accepting students! For a full listing of programs, please visit our degrees and programs page.

Major in Applied Mathematics

Majoring in Applied Mathematics will allow you to use your love of math to solve real-life problems. Learn from faculty working in application areas that include medicine, mathematical finance, mathematical biology, genomics, the theory of learning, and image processing.

Major in Cybersecurity Studies

This major leverages the powerful resources of Duquesne University in Mathematics, Computer Science and Security Studies to meet the needs of students and of society at large. Students will learn skills in both coding and security policy, which will position them for careers in policy analysis, security planning, security operations, government and forensics, among others. 

Major in Data Science

The Data Science major will prepare you to provide practical solutions to problems involving small data sets to massive amounts of data. Learn about the entire data science pipeline, including problem formulation, data collection, high powered computing, statistical analyses, and meaningful interpretation.

Major in Health Administration

Health administration is an integration of healthcare, business management and information systems. Health administration professionals collect and analyze data, incorporate innovative management techniques and utilize new technologies to reengineer healthcare. Broad career opportunities are available including in hospitals, consulting companies, software vendors and managed care organizations.

Major in Health Science

The Health Science major will provide students with the skills needed to both conduct comprehensive health, wellness and fitness assessments, and develop programming to address the needs of clients, patients and populations. Gain the necessary knowledge and skills to factor prominently into a variety of healthcare arenas, including human performance, strength & conditioning, corporate wellness, exercise physiology, health education, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and community health & wellness.

Major in Public Health

National studies indicate a strong demand for trained public health professionals in the next decade. This major will provide solid foundational knowledge in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, environmental health, health policy and management, and community health. Using real-world cases, field work and practicum students learn what it takes to improve healthcare globally.

Master of Fine Arts in Media Arts and Technology

The MFA in Media Arts and Technology is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program of study that blends media arts, design, creative expression and technology. The MFA is 42 credit hours. Students choose one of the program tracks: Creative and Strategic Media, Interactive Design or Photography and Film.

Master of Health Administration 

The two-year, online MHA allows you can gain the knowledge you need to either implement IT-based solutions that improve healthcare delivery, design programs that mitigate risk or prevent the spread of disease by administering programs that teach healthy lifestyle habits - all while balancing your organization's financial responsibility.

College of Osteopathic Medicine - coming in 2023

Duquesne's College of Osteopathic Medicine is targeted to open and admit its first class in fall semester 2023. It will become the second medical school in Pittsburgh and the first Catholic osteopathic medical school in Pennsylvania. 

Other recently launched programs:

Chemistry 4+1 BS to MS

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has developed an opportunity for students to maximize their undergraduate degree by earning a master's degree in Chemistry with just one additional academic year of courses. Outcomes include fundamental chemical knowledge, knowledge synthesis, research competency, understanding of chemical safety and the ability to apply scientific ethics.

Major in International Security Studies

Courses for the 37-credit major are drawn principally from the history, mathematics and computer science, political science and international relations programs. Learn about international security careers, intelligence operations, crisis management in complex emergencies and cybersecurity. 

MS in Computer Science

The 30-credit program will focus specifically on computer systems, programming and theory. With core courses such as Networks, Artificial Intelligence and Operating Systems, students will be able to apply techniques of computer science to analyze, synthesize and evaluate solutions to practical, real-world problems.

MS in Supply Chain Management

Experience new ways to drive innovation and manage a global supply chain with this 30-credit hybrid (campus and online) program. Become a leader with the vision to think big and the power to influence.

View all 85 85 undergraduate majors and 90 graduate and professional programs.