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Master's Degree Programs

A Duke master's degree prepares you for leadership in industry or academia

At Duke, you will be part of highly regarded programs that are ranked among the very best.

Duke Engineering master's programs provide a unique mix of interdisciplinary opportunities and flexible curriculums.

Degrees We Offer

  • Master of Science (MS)—An advanced engineering degree with a thesis or capstone project. More about our areas of study »
  • Master of Engineering (MEng)—An advanced engineering degree that includes business coursework and an internship. More at meng.duke.edu »
  • Master of Engineering Management (MEM)—A tech-savvy alternative to the MBA. More at memp.pratt.duke.edu »

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The Duke Difference

Our master's students enjoy a range of useful and effective graduate programs and services that are part of the signature Duke student experience.

Duke Engineering has a solid track record of positive graduate outcomes. Our grads go on to work for leading firms, build their own startups and enter elite PhD programs, including those at Duke.

Areas of Study

Duke offers master's degree programs in these disciplines:

Duke also offers Master of Engineering degrees in these in-demand topic areas:

Our faculty also participates in a Duke master's program in:

Highly Ranked

  • #1 in U.S. computer engineering research productivity
  • #4 in the U.S. in biomedical engineering
  • #2 in U.S. online Master's of Engineering Management program
  • #13 in U.S. in overall faculty scholarly productivity among U.S. engineering schools

Sources: U.S. News & World Report, Academic Analytics

Areas of Master's Study at Duke

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AI for Product Innovation

Artificial Intelligence for Product Innovation Master of Engineering (MEng)

Available both on-campus and online

  • Industry preparation courses focused on the management of high-tech industries and business fundamentals taught by Duke engineering, economics and business faculty
  • Technical core courses in sourcing data for analytics, modeling process, algorithms, applying AI in practice, building products using Deep Learning
  • Elective courses focused on industries—health care, biotech, energy, infrastructure, industrial products, systems
  • Professional development courses examine legal, societal and ethical implications of AI
  • Online students attend two week-long residencies on the Duke campus
  • Capstone project—work on a real-world problem or opportunity for an industrial company sponsor

More at ai.meng.duke.edu »

Online Graduate Certificate in AI Foundations for Product Innovation

  • 4-course, 15-month graduate credential designed for working professionals
  • No extensive programming experience required
  • Courses taught by the same faculty that teaches the AI for Product Innovation master's degree program

More at ai.meng.duke.edu/certificate »

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Master of Engineering (MEng)

Available both on-campus and online

  • Industry preparation courses focused on the management of high-tech industries and business fundamentals taught by Duke engineering, economics and business faculty
  • Technical core courses in cybersecurity, including legal, ethical and privacy considerations
  • Cybersecurity elective courses—Choose from Technology or Technology Management tracks
  • On-campus students attend three seminar series
  • Online students attend three week-long residencies on the Duke campus
  • Internship or project

More at cybersecurity.meng.duke.edu »

Engineering Management

Master of Engineering Management (MEM)

Available both campus-based and online

  • Core management courses
  • Technical electives from Duke's professional schools of engineering, business, law and the environment
  • Focused study tracks in areas like data science & machine learning and entrepreneurship
  • Seminar series
  • Interactive workshops
  • Internship requirement
  • Online students attend three week-long residencies on the Duke campus

More at memp.pratt.duke.edu »

Financial Technology

Financial Technology Master of Engineering (FinTech)

Offering with on-campus and online options

  • Technical electives and business courses focused on financial technology innovation taught by Duke engineering, economics, business and law faculty
  • Choose from Technology or Technology Management study tracks
  • Internship requirement
  • Online students attend three week-long residencies on the Duke campus

More at fintech.meng.duke.edu »

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