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Graduate Certificates & Training Programs

We lead and participate in rigorous certificate programs which recognize our master's and PhD students for work in leading-edge areas of multidisciplinary research.

Our training programs provide our graduate students with comprehensive research training, as well as stipend, tuition and fee support.

Certificates

Certificate in Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering

Our Department of Biomedical Engineering is home to the Certificate Program in Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering — a multidisciplinary certificate program that integrates engineering, the life sciences, and medicine. The research focus of the program is the interaction of proteins, cells and tissues with materials and drugs in natural biological processes, and in the medical diagnosis and therapy. Learn more »

Certificate in Photonics

The Duke Photonics Certificate Program provides a venue for master's and doctoral (PhD) students to learn more about photonics as a path to interdisciplinary research and technology development. The program is offered through the multidisciplinary Fitzpatrick Institute of Photonics, which is based within the Pratt School of Engineering. Students are encouraged to develop broad and transferable sets of skills in their course work and research activities. Learn more »

Certificate in Nanoscience

All four academic departments in Pratt School of Engineering participate in the university-wide Graduate Certificate Program in Nanoscience – which provides an interdisciplinary education in the broad areas of nanoscience and nanomaterials. Learn more »

Training Programs

Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering

Through an NIH biotechnology pre-doctoral (PhD) training grant, the Duke Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE) supports stipend, tuition and fees for nine pre-doctoral fellows, with The Graduate School at Duke contributing a tenth fellowship for a fellow who is not a United States citizen. Generally, students are awarded a NIH CBTE fellowship during their first or second year of graduate study and are supported for two years. Learn more »

Integrative Bioinformatics for Investigating and Engineering Microbiomes (IBIEM)

Integrative Bioinformatics for Investigating and Engineering Microbiomes (IBIEM) is an interdisciplinary graduate training program between Duke and North Carolina A&T State University which brings together scientists with interests in microbiome research. The educational model of IBIEM transcends communication barriers between disciplines and promotes team science. Graduate students in microbiology, engineering and other empirical sciences are cross-trained with theorists, model builders and computational scientists. IBIEM trainees are exposed to and develop a range of skills as well as be engaged with the community through outreach activities aimed at promoting science and engineering to the public. Learn more »

Medical Imaging

The Duke Medical Imaging Training Program prepares doctoral (PhD) students for interdisciplinary research at the leading edge of medical imaging. Through an NIH grant, students participating in the program are funded for the first two years of graduate studies. Trainees undertake a comprehensive curriculum providing an initial broad training in medical physics and instrumentation followed by increasingly focused coursework in the student's area of specialization. Learn more »

PIRE: Program in Water and Commerce

Student supported by the Partnership for International Research & Education (PIRE) follow a plan of coursework that develops systems-level thinking on how industrial production and commodities transport impact water availability, water quality and the integrity of aquatic ecosystems. Learn more »