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Become a Tech Industry Leader

Gain technical expertise at one of the world's most innovative universities with a master's degree from Duke Electrical & Computer Engineering. We offer flexible degree options to help you prepare for the career you wantwhether it's in research, industry or entrepreneurship.

Customize your degree with concentrations in today's most sought-after fields. Benefit from internships, entrepreneurial opportunities, dedicated career services and our strong ties with industry. And enjoy being part of a dynamic and welcoming community located near one of fastest-growing tech hubs in the US.

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The Duke Difference

Duke ECE master's students are part of an energetic community focused on advancing innovations with societal impact. From health to security to quality of life, we design solutions for unmet needs and collaborate with industry to deliver technologies that make a difference in people's lives. Our students are integral to this mission and we are dedicated to helping them prepare to become the next generation of leaders in the field.

 Recognized Excellence

  • #3 in computer engineering and #6 in electrical engineering for U.S. faculty research productivity (Academic Analytics)
  • #6 in U.S. and #8 worldwide in AI/machine learning research (NIPS 2017 Publication Index)
  • #15 Most Innovative University in the World (Reuters)

 Flexible Degree Options

  • Master of Science—Focused studies with coursework-only, thesis or research project options
  • Master of Engineering—Technical studies plus core business coursework and summer internship 

 In-Demand Concentrations

  • Computer engineering (software & hardware)
  • Data analytics/machine learning
  • Engineering physics
  • Microelectronics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photonics
  • Robotics
  • Sensing & waves
  • Signal & information processing

 Entrepreneurial Culture

  • 15 startups based on ECE faculty innovation
  • DEEP SEA Startup Challenge for ECE grad students
  • Workshops and mentoring through Entrepreneurship @ Duke Engineering program

 Outstanding Opportunities

  • Dedicated career services for master's students
  • Research opportunities in ECE faculty labs
  • Extensive local, national and global industry ties
  • Access to Duke ECE Alumni Network

Jonathan Buie

"The most valuable part of my educational experience at Duke was the close interaction with distinguished faculty. I was able to get one-on-one insight into technical expertise and how to tackle tough problems. At the same time, I was inspired and motivated by being surrounded by other talented and creative students."

jonathan buie, Duke ECE MS graduate
Software engineer, intel

$109,000 average starting salary for Duke ECE master's graduates

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