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Duquesne University

12 months
1336 USD/credit 40080 USD/year
1336 USD/credit 40080 USD/year
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The History program of Duquesne University offers three major areas of study--American, European, and Global/International--through three flexible tracks of study: thesis, non-thesis with a minor, and non-thesis without a minor.


Why Study Graduate History at Duquesne University?

The History program of Duquesne University is well-suited for advanced students who wish to pursue a Ph.D., secondary school teachers interested in increasing their content knowledge, and individuals who want to work in non-profits, government, or business. 

The Department of History has exciting opportunities for graduate students. We have hired six new faculty since 2013, implemented a revised curriculum in 2016, and have developed new research and networking opportunities for students. We also expanded our financial assistance with new tuition awards and scholarships, graduate assistantships, and conference and research funding.

Our location also puts us at an advantage. Duquesne is within walking distance to the art and entertainment districts of Downtown Pittsburgh, the South Side, and Oakland, home to the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh is consistently ranked as one of the most desirable and affordable cities in the United States. With all of these developments, now is an excellent time to consider Duquesne University for your Master's degree in History.


Our program is particularly suited for individuals who:

  • are interested in going on to a PhD program,
  • are interested in working in academia,
  • are secondary school teachers looking to increase their knowledge in the areas they teach,
  • wish to apply the knowledge and skills gained to other academic or public service and government fields. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Colonies to Republic
  • Emergence of the Modern United States
  • Medieval Europe
  • Early Modern Europe
  • British Empire
  • Atlantic World, 1450s-1750s

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 3.0 GPA in overall undergraduate studies.
  • Official transcripts recording all baccalaureate work
  • Official GRE scores, including verbal, quantitative, and writing sections
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic studies or professional work
  • A brief (2-3 page) personal statement explaining your educational and/or professional experience thus far, your academic interests, the reason why you are pursuing graduate studies at Duquesne, and your career goals
  • A resume or curriculum vitae.
  • An academic writing sample, not to exceed 25 pages (double-spaced).
  • An official score report indicating satisfactory performance on TOEFL examination (applicable to international students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1336 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    40080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1336 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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