About Duquesne

Your success is our highest priority.

Who we are today has a lot to do with who we were yesterday. Founded more than 140 years ago by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne was built on a core set of values that guides us even now.

As one of the nation’s top Catholic universities, our Spiritan tradition means a lot to us. You’ll see it in the way we treat one another, the way we learn and how we view the world. We strive to provide a well-rounded education that will challenge students academically while nourishing their spiritual and ethical development.

Today, Duquesne is home to nine schools of study and serves nearly 9,500 students. We boast a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, with 80 undergraduate programs, 90 master’s, doctoral and professional programs, and 20 post-graduate certificate programs.

“Duquesne University will forever hold a special place in my heart. The professors, mentors and advisors were always willing to give 100% to help me reach my goals. The education I received at Duquesne University is what has helped me succeed in the healthcare IT field. I was thoroughly prepared both academically and professionally to enter the workforce.”

Jenee Bash, graduate
John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences

About the John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences

The John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences (RSHS) is one of the largest health sciences schools in the country. Our nationally recognized programs are led by internationally renowned faculty who actively practice in the healthcare community.

As an RSHS student, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects aimed at improving the health and quality of life for people across their lifespan. Here are just a few possibilities:

  • Ongoing faculty-led research projects
  • Community-engaged learning
  • Real-world capstone projects
  • Administrative fellowships
  • Internships

We’re committed to helping you join the next generation of dedicated, top-level healthcare executives by providing you with the highest standard of scientific and clinical education.

“We educate our students to be truly outstanding healthcare professionals and citizens capable of explaining, investigating and delivering the highest level of quality care with kindness, dignity, responsibility and respect.”

Fevzi Akinci, Ph.D.
Dean of the John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences


Duquesne University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) — an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

To prepare for future accreditation, the MHA program curriculum and competency framework align with the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) accreditation requirements and the Healthcare Leadership Alliance (HLC) Competency Model.

Duquesne University is consistently recognized for excellence:

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Ranked among “America’s Best Colleges” and “Best Value Schools” by U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked among the “Best 384 Colleges” — which profiles only 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges — and recognized on the regional list for the Northeast for “2019 Best Colleges” by The Princeton Review

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Named as one of “America’s Top Colleges” and listed among “Best Value Colleges” and “Best Value Private Colleges” by Forbes

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Classified as a “Doctoral University: High Research Activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education