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Master's Degree Programs

A Duke 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.

Our master's programs each offer a unique mix of interdisciplinary opportunities. Our departments offer flexible curriculums and study concentrations, allowing our students to tailor their degrees to interests and goals.

We have a solid track records of graduate outcomes. Most enter industry, working for leading firms or building their own startups. Many enter elite PhD programs, including those at Duke.

Duke Engineering — Highly Ranked

  • #1 in U.S. computer engineering research productivity
  • #4 in the U.S. in biomedical engineering
  • #6 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

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Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

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 on-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 both 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 »

Materials Science and Engineering


Options by the Degrees We Offer

Select the degree that matches your career goals

Master of Science (MS)

An advanced engineering degree with a thesis or capstone project—solid preparation for industry or a PhD program.

Master of Engineering (MEng)

An advanced engineering degree that includes business coursework and an internship – excellent preparation for an industry career. Includes online and campus degree programs in Financial Technology.

Master of Engineering Management (MEM)

A tech-savvy alternative to the MBA—with both a campus option, and an online option (with residency) ranked #6 in the U.S. More at memp.pratt.duke.edu »

4+1: BSE+Master's Degree Program

Complete an undergraduate and an MS, MEng or MEM degree in just five years. More »