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Admitted Master's Students

Congratulations on your admission to Duke Master’s Programs in Engineering!

We are excited for you to join our Duke Engineering master's student community and look forward to assisting you with enrollment.

Fall 2020 Orientation for Campus Students

All students starting in Fall 2020* will participate in a mandatory orientation in August.

Importantly, students should aim to be in Durham, North Carolina, at least a few days before orientation. Please keep this timeline in mind as you start to plan your journey to Duke. Arriving a few days early will give you time to adjust and get settled in Durham before orientation begins.

When to Arrive – International Students

All international students should arrive in Durham by August 10.

Please keep this timeline in mind as you start to plan your journey to Duke, so that you have time to adjust to the United States and get settled in Durham before Orientation begins. You may arrive in the United States up to 30 days before the first day of classes (July 25). Classes start Monday, August 24.

When to Arrive – Domestic Students

Domestic students should arrive in Durham by August 14 for Pratt Master's Student Orientation.

Fall 2020 classes start Monday, August 24.

* Note: Students starting programs in Summer 2020 are encouraged to contact their department for detailed arrival information. Online students should follow their program's residency requirements. Back to top

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Learn More About Duke

Degree-specific information especially for admitted students

See your program's Admitted Student site for information on next steps.


Join a live Q&A Session

Register for our live interactive events

In our Interactive 'Q & A' Sessions, we:

  • Have a live, interactive discussion with you
  • Provide instant answers
  • Provide links to further information

Find sessions for your department and all admitted students below, or see all virtual admitted events.

Departmental Sessions

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Biomedical Engineering

Q&A Live Online Chat for admitted Biomedical Engineering master's students
  • Recorded Wednesday, February 26, 2020
  • 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM Eastern Standard Time UTC -05:00

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Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Q&A Live Online Chat for admitted Civil and Environmental master's students, including Computational Mechanics and Risk Engineering
  • Recorded Friday, March 20, 2020
  • 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time UTC -04:00

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Financial Technology (FinTech)

Q&A Live Online Chat for admitted FinTech master's students
  • Recorded Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM Eastern Standard Time UTC -04:00

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Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE)

Q&A Live Online Chat for admitted Electrical & Computer Engineering master's students
  • Recorded Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time UTC -04:00

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Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science (MEMS)

Q&A Live Online Chats for admitted Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science master's students
  • Recorded Friday, March 20, 2020
  • 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time UTC -04:00

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Live Chat with current Duke MEMS students

  • Thursday, April 9
  • 1:00pm until 2:00pm Eastern Daylight Time UTC -04:00

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Master of Engineering Management-Campus

Q&A Live Online Chat for admitted Engineering Management master's students
  • Recorded Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time UTC -04:00

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MEMP Student Services Presentation/Q&A

  • Recorded Friday, April 3, 2020
  • 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time UTC -04:00

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MEMP Professional Development Presentation/Q&A

  • Recorded Friday, April 3, 2020
  • 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time UTC -04:00

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Master of Engineering Management-Online

One-on-One Virtual Meetings with Dr. Murray for students admitted to Duke's MEM Online program
  • Ongoing
  • Times vary

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Photonics & Optical Sciences

Q&A Live Online Chat for admitted Photonics & Optical Sciences master's students
  • Recorded Wednesday, March 25, 2020
  • 9:00 AM until 9:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time UTC -04:00

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Sessions for All Admitted Students

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Engineering Admitted Students Open Office Hours

  • Friday, April 10, 2020
  • 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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  • Monday, April 13, 2020
  • 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

 

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Career Services for Master's Students

Comprehensive career resources, including pre-arrival engagement, professional development, and special events, plus student outcomes

Q&A Live Chat for all admitted students

  • Recorded Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time UTC -04:00

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Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs

The GCIP team isn't just here to assess students' skills. They're here to support you as you become the total package: an engineer who can communicate effectively.

Q&A Live Chat for all admitted students

  • Friday, April 10, 2020
  • 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time UTC -04:00

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A Vibrant Community: Life in Durham

Explore Durham, North Carolina, rated as one of the best places to live in the United States. We'll address questions on Food, Fun, Sports, Outdoors, Housing, Safety, and Transportation.

Q&A Live Chat for all admitted students

  • Recorded Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time UTC -04:00

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Steps to Securing a U.S. Student Visa

A step-by-step review of the process of obtaining a U.S. student visa. For all admitted students who will need a visa to study at Duke

Q&A Live Chat 

  • Recorded Thursday, April 2, 2020
  • 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time UTC -04:00

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Admitted Students Day


Community Update

Admitted Students Day has transtioned to several online events—Admitted students will receive an updated invitation


March 16 - April 15, 2020

During our online Admitted Students Events, you will:

  • Engage with faculty, staff, and students
  • Learn about our professional development, career, and student services

Questions: Send an email to pratt_masters@duke.edu


Take a Virtual Campus Tour

We encourage you to explore our website and social media channels to learn more about Duke Engineering—and visit Duke’s YouVisit page to take a virtual tour.

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