Visiting Duke

Interested students are strongly encouraged to visit and see for themselves the impressive resources and state-of-the-art facilities available both within the Pratt School of Engineering and across Duke, such as Duke University Medical Center and the Nicholas School of the Environment.

Each spring, Pratt’s doctoral degree programs invite a certain number of students who have applied for admission to their department to come to Duke for an expense-paid, full-day information session. These applicants are given tours of the Duke campus, meet current students and have the opportunity to meet with professors they may eventually work with.

Current students also host visitors for evening activities in Durham or neighboring Chapel Hill. These visits typically occur on the last Friday of January, February and March. If you are contacted by one of Pratt’s programs and invited to visit, we strongly encourage you to do so; that way you can experience for yourself our famous hospitality!

For those unable to attend on the special group dates, visits can be arranged with individual departments. Prospective students are also welcome to participate in the campus tours and information sessions led by the undergraduate admissions office. Please find details about where to stay, parking, and walking tours on the undergraduate admissions web site.

For more information on visiting the Duke campus, including maps, events, calendar, see

For more information on visiting Pratt, please contact the following staff:

Biomedical Engineering

PhD Program

Adam P. Wax
Director, Graduate Studies
Phone: 919-660-5143

Kristen Rivers
Program Coordinator, PhD Graduate Program
Phone: 919-660-5590

Master's Program

Fan Yuan
Director, Master's Program
Phone: 919-660-5411

Bev Gedvillas
Administrative Assistant, Master's Program

Civil and Environmental Engineering

John Dolbow
Director, Graduate Program

Ruby Carpenter
Administrative Assistant

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Krishnendu Chakrabarty, PhD
Director, Graduate Program

Drew Hilton, PhD
Managing Director of Graduate Studies

Amy Kostrewa
PhD Program Coordinator

Tony Strimple
Master's Program Coordinator

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Brian Mann
Director, Graduates Studies

Chuan-Hua Chen
Director, Master's Studies

Julia Orlidge
Program Coordinator, Graduate Studies

Master of Engineering Management Program

Request a campus visit with MEMP's online form.