Master’s Degrees

Designed for Impact

We’ve spent hundreds of hours talking to industry leaders. We’ve researched trends in our academic areas of strength. We’ve methodically worked to understand what today’s master’s students need in a program.

The result is a suite of master’s programs that are unmistakably Duke. With focus areas aimed at tomorrow’s needs and flexible options built to accommodate even the busiest professionals, our work is your rewarding career outlook.

Master of Science

Prepare for a career in research leadership for industry or the public sector – or build a strong foundation for PhD study.

  • 10 courses
  • Research project or thesis (some disciplines also offer a coursework-only option)
  • Complete in about 18 months

New Devils 2027: Isabella Peralta

At Duke you can follow your passion and find your purpose. This Aiken, SC, native always loved spaceflight. In high school, her interests expanded into neurology. Now, she’s studying the fundamentals of space medicine as a biomedical engineering student at Duke.

Master of Engineering

Gain technical depth in a future-focused discipline and professional breadth with business courses and an internship.

  • 8 technical courses and electives
  • 2 management courses
  • Internship or project
  • Hands-on capstone design project
  • Complete in 12 to 18 months

Game Design at Duke is More Than Meets the Eye

Duke Engineering’s new Master of Engineering in Game Design, Development and Innovation is a unique program that incorporates facets and applications of the industry.

Master of Engineering Management

This highly-ranked degree program is known for its rich and engaging student experience. Prepare for executive leadership in a high-tech organization. The Duke MEM is the tech-savvy alternative to the MBA.

  • Ideal for working professionals, with online and part-time options
  • Complete in one year, full-time
  • Ranked in the Top 10 by US News & World Report

Master of Engineering Management

Explore MEM’s Flexible Curriculum

  • Core management courses
  • Elective tracks for Product Management, Machine Learning, Tech Development and more
  • Industry seminar and workshop series
  • Required internship

Additional Program Options