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Master's Degree Programs

Studying for a master's degree in engineering at Duke prepares you for leadership in industry or in academia

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

Highly Ranked

  • #1 in U.S. computer engineering research productivity (Academic Analytics)
  • #3 in the world in biomedical engineering (Shanghai Ranking)
  • #6 in the U.S./#11 in the world in environmental science & engineering (Shanghai Ranking)
  • #8 in U.S. electrical engineering faculty research productivity (Academic Analytics)
  • Top 15 in U.S. mechanical engineering research productivity (Academic Analytics)

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Our master's programs each offer a unique mix of interdisciplinary opportunities. Our departments offer flexible curriculums and study concentrations, allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests and your goals.

Find the Duke master's degree that fits your needs:

  • Our Master of Science (MS) is an advanced engineering degree with a thesis, project or coursework-only option – solid preparation for industry or a PhD program
  • The Master of Engineering (MEng) is an industry-focused engineering degree that includes business coursework and an internship opportunity – excellent preparation for a career
  • The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) is a tech-savvy alternative to the MBA, offered with residential and distance options
  • In our 4+1: BSE+Master's Degree program, you complete an undergraduate and a master's degree in just five years

Most of our master's students go onto careers in industry, where they work for leading firms or build their own startups. Many of our master's graduates enter elite PhD programs.

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Master's Degree Options

Biomedical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Master of Engineering Management (MEM)

The Duke Master of Engineering Management (MEM) is a tech-savvy alternative to the MBA. Comprising a core management curriculum and variety of electives, it is interdisciplinary and flexible, with a focus on application, global awareness, and the student experience. Offered in both campus and distance programs.