Master’s Admissions

Master Tomorrow’s Challenges

The world moves fast. Our master’s programs move even faster. With an eye on emerging trends and industry needs, our flexible master’s degree programs train engineers who will shape the future. Accelerate your career at Duke.

Duke Engineering enjoys a well-deserved reputation for pioneering new approaches and methodologies. It is continuing that tradition with the Cybersecurity Master of Engineering.

Bob Flores Former Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency

Specialties That Will Shape the Future

It’s not just what you’ll learn while earning your Master of Science, Master of Engineering, or Master of Engineering Management — it’s why. Our graduates launch into the world with the know-how and sense of purpose needed to create innovative solutions to serious challenges facing real people.

Diversity Makes Better Engineers

An optimist sees the glass as half full. A pessimist? Half empty. An engineer sees a glass that’s twice as big as it needs to be. Point is, engineers see things differently. Duke engineers see things very differently. Why use glass at all? Can we create a more efficient material? Ooh, should we include a water quality sensor? Here, we value different backgrounds and ways of thinking—because new approaches generate new solutions.

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

The Data


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Most Innovative Schools

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Top 10

Graduate Engineering Program Popular with Women

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Lower cost of living in Durham vs. San Jose, Calif.

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Bright Horizons EdAssist Partnership

Many of our master’s programs are partners with Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions. Eligible students who use this education benefit pay no application fee and receive a scholarship. Click for estimated costs and scholarship amounts.

Duke’s FinTech Master of Engineering is designed to provide education and insights into the rapidly evolving field of FinTech and into technologies such as blockchain and AI—which are expected to drive much of the transformation of the industry in the coming years. Duke aims to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the intersection of finance and technology.

Darlene Newman Executive Director, Head of Internal Technology Research & Innovation, DTCC

Durham and Beyond

Location. Location. Location.

Situated at the north vertex of North Carolina’s famed Research Triangle, Durham is essential to the Duke Engineering experience. Among our neighbors are hundreds of startups and standard bearers across industries both private and public, quickly growing and evolving the city’s communities and skyline.

It doesn’t take an advanced degree to see why Durham is the #3 best place to live in America according to U.S. News and World Report, but come get one here anyway.

We’re seeing events that we could have never previously predicted. We need to create systems that are robust in case things don’t turn out exactly as we expect.

Mark Borsuk Co-Director, Duke Risk Engineering Program

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