We welcome promising engineering students from diverse backgrounds and experience to participate in our one-day bootcamp.

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Graduate Program and Fellowship Application Bootcamp

Duke Engineering is committed to fostering an intellectually and demographically diverse environment that supports creativity, innovation, and community.

“The day really helped answer a lot of questions I had about graduate school.”

Blessing Tayisepi
Bootcamp Attendee

We welcome promising engineering students from diverse backgrounds and experience to participate in a bootcamp in late summer to learn more about:

  • The graduate school experience
  • Duke Engineering graduate programs
  • Ways to strategically position yourself to maximize future success

Expense-Paid Experience

Bootcamp expenses—including travel, lodging, and meals—are provided by the Duke Engineering Office of Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering.

Have Your Questions Answered

Each participant receives information on these topics, and more:

  • How do I know if graduate school is for me?
  • What is the difference between a master's degree and a PhD? – What are the career opportunities in each path?
  • An in-depth look at Duke Engineering graduate programs and research opportunities
  • How the admissions process works
  • How to develop a competitive application
  • Duke funding and fellowship opportunities
  • Summer research opportunities at Duke Engineering

Take a Tour, Meet Duke Faculty

Plus, participants will:

  • Meet Duke faculty and students, including those who align with your research interests
  • Tour our laboratories and our beautiful campus

How to Attend

Before applying, an applicant should:

  • Be a rising undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Have interest in pursuing a graduate degree in engineering
  • Be available for a full-day workshop

Additionally, this workshop is intended for students from racial, ethnic, and gender groups historically underrepresented in engineering. These groups include female/female-identifying students, and students from African-American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and Native American racial/ethnic groups.

Application Requirements

Applications must include:

  • Two (2) faculty recommendations which speak to your potential in a research/academic environment
  • An unofficial transcript from your current educational institution