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Master's Degree Programs

A Duke degree prepares you for leadership in industry or academia

At Duke, you will be part of highly regarded programs that are ranked among the very best.

Our master's programs each offer a unique mix of interdisciplinary opportunities. Our departments offer flexible curriculums and study concentrations, allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests and your goals.

We have an excellent record of career placement. Most of our master's students enter an industry, working for leading firms or building their own startups. Also, many of our master's graduates enter elite PhD programs, including here at Duke.

Duke Engineering — Highly Ranked

  • #3 in U.S. computer engineering research productivity
  • #3 in the world in biomedical engineering
  • #6 in the U.S./#11 in the world in environmental science & engineering
  • #6 in U.S. electrical engineering faculty research productivity
  • Top 15 in U.S. mechanical engineering research productivity

Sources: U.S. News & World Report, Academic Analytics, Shanghai Ranking

Master's Degrees We Offer

Master of Science (MS)

An advanced engineering degree with a thesis, project or coursework-only option—solid preparation for industry or a PhD program.

Master of Engineering (MEng)

An industry-focused engineering degree that includes business coursework and an internship opportunity – excellent preparation for a career.

Master of Engineering Management (MEM)

A tech-savvy alternative to the MBA—with residential and distance options. More at »

4+1: BSE+Master's Degree Program

Complete an undergraduate and an MS, MEng or MEM degree in just five years. More » 

Master's Options By Area of Study

Find the Duke master's degree that fits your goals:

Biomedical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Engineering Management

Choose the Master of Engineering Management (MEM)

Offered in both residential and distance options

  • Core management courses
  • Technical electives from Duke's professional schools of engineering, business, law and the environment
  • Seminar series
  • Interactive workshops
  • Internship requirement

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