Graduate Certificates & Training Programs

We lead and participate in rigorous certificate programs which recognize our master's and PhD students for work in leading-edge areas of multidisciplinary research.

Our doctoral training programs provide our PhD students with comprehensive research training, as well as stipend, tuition and fee support.

Certificate Programs

For Master's and PhD Students

Certificate in Photonics

The Duke Photonics Certificate Program provides a venue for master's and doctoral (PhD) students to learn more about photonics as a path to interdisciplinary research and technology development. The program is offered through the multidisciplinary Fitzpatrick Institute of Photonics, which is based within the Pratt School of Engineering. Students are encouraged to develop broad and transferable sets of skills in their course work and research activities. Learn more.

Certificate in Nanoscience

All four academic departments in Pratt School of Engineering participate in the university-wide Graduate Certificate Program in Nanoscience – which provides an interdisciplinary education in the broad areas of nanoscience and nanomaterials. The program awards fellowships on a competitive basis. The fellowship includes a stipend, tuition and fees for a semester. More information.

For PhD Students

Certificate in Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering

Our Department of Biomedical Engineering is home to the Certificate Program in Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering — a multidisciplinary certificate program that integrates engineering, the life sciences, and medicine. The research focus of the program is the interaction of proteins, cells and tissues with materials and drugs in natural biological processes, and in the medical diagnosis and therapy. Learn more


PhD Training Programs

Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering

Through biotechnology pre-doctoral (PhD) training grant, the Duke Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE) supports stipend, tuition and fees for nine pre-doctoral fellows, with The Graduate School at Duke contributing a tenth fellowship for a fellow who is not a United States citizen. Generally, students are awarded a NIH CBTE fellowship during their first or second year of graduate study and are supported for two years. Learn more

Medical Imaging

The Medical Imaging Training Program prepares doctoral (PhD) students for interdisciplinary research at the leading edge of medical imaging. Students participating in the program are funded for the first two years of graduate studies. Trainees undertake a comprehensive curriculum providing an initial broad training in medical physics and instrumentation followed by increasingly focused coursework in the student's area of specialization. Learn more

WISeNet Integrated Graduate Education and Research Training

The WISeNet Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program prepares doctoral (PhD) students for interdisciplinary research in wireless sensor networks. Students in this program are supported for up to two years, and receive a WISeNet graduate certificate upon completion of a PhD from one of the participating departments in the Pratt School of Engineering, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or Nicholas School of the Environment. Learn more.