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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.

Spring 2020 Orientation

All students starting in Spring 2020 will participate in a mandatory orientation on Monday, January 6. 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.

International students may arrive in the United States up to 30 days before the first day of classes—which means they may arrive on or after Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

The first day of Spring 2020 classes is Wednesday, January 8.

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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.


Watch a Webinar and Join a Q&A Session

Stream webinars on-demand, register for live interactive events

In recorded webinars, we review:

  • Curriculum
  • Student and career services
  • Employment outcomes
  • Life in Durham
  • International Student Life and Resources

In our interactive 'Q&A' sessions, we:

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

Departmental Webinars

Biomedical Engineering (BME)

On-Demand Webinar

  • Topic: Unique aspects of Biomedical Engineering master's programs at Duke
  • Host: Susan Brown, Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Duration: 6 minutes

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Q&A Live Chat

  • For admitted BME master's students
  • Recorded Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

On-Demand Webinar

  • Topic: Unique aspects of Civil & Environmental Engineering master's programs at Duke
  • Host: Mark Borsuk, Director of CEE Master's Studies
  • Duration: 7 minutes

WATCH NOW

Q&A Live Chat 

  • For admitted CEE master's students
  • Recorded Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE)

On-Demand Webinar

  • Topic: Unique aspects of Electrical & Computer Engineering master's programs at Duke
  • Host: Drew Hilton, Director of ECE Master's Studies
  • Duration: 18 minutes

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Q&A Live Chat

  • For admitted ECE master's students
  • Recorded Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science (MEMS)

On-Demand Webinar

  • Topic: Unique aspects of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science master's programs at Duke
  • Host: Chuan-Hua Chen, Director of MEMS Master's Studies
  • Duration: 15 minutes

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Q&A Live Chat

  • For admitted MEMS master's students
  • Recorded Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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Master of Engineering Management (MEM)—Campus

On-Demand Webinar

  • Topic: Unique aspects of the Engineering Management master's program at Duke
  • Host: Brad Fox, Associate Dean and Executive Director
  • Duration: 23 minutes

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Q&A Live Chats

  • For students admitted to the Engineering Management campus program at Duke
  • Recorded Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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  • Recorded Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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Master of Engineering Management (MEM)—Distance

On-Demand Webinar

  • Topic: Unique aspects of the Engineering Management distance program at Duke
  • Host: LaTondra Murray, Director of Online and Distance Education
  • Duration: 24 minutes

WATCH NOW

One-on-One Virtual Meetings with Dr. Murray

  • For students admitted to the Engineering Management distance program at Duke
  • Ongoing from Friday, March 1 through Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Times vary

REGISTER


Webinars for All Admitted Students

Career Services for Master's Students

Comprehensive career resources, including pre-arrival engagement, professional development, and special events. Duration: 7 minutes

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Q&A Live Chat

  • For all admitted students
  • Recorded Friday, April 12, 2019

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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. Duration: 12 minutes

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Q&A Live Chat 

  • For all admitted students
  • Recorded Monday, April 1, 2019

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Information for Chinese Parents

In this webinar, a Mandarin-speaking student gives an overview of prior webinars in Mandarin, just for parents. Duration: 17 minutes

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Information for International Students

Explore the extensive resources available to international students at Duke. Duration: 10 minutes

Watch Now

Q&A Live Chat

  • For all international admitted students
  • Recorded Thursday, March 21, 2019

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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. Duration: 23 minutes.

Watch Now

Q&A Live Chat 

  • For all admitted students who will need a visa to study at Duke
  • Recorded Friday, April 5, 2019

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Visit Duke on Admitted Students Day

Duke Engineering Admitted Student Day

On Admitted Students Day:

  • Engage with faculty, staff, and students
  • Attend department sessions
  • Learn about our professional development, career, and student services
  • Tour the Duke campus
  • Explore culture, music, and cuisine in one of America's most vibrant cities

2019 Schedule

Thursday, March 28

3:00–5:00 pm

Hotel Check-In

  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Residence Inn

5:00 pm

Durham Bus Tour Pickup

Meet in hotel lobby

5:15 – 6:30 pm

Durham Bus Tour

 

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Bites and Basketball

Tobacco Road Sports Café

7:30 pm

Transportation to hotels
(Round 1)

Pickup at Tobacco Road Sports Café

8:00 pm

Transportation to hotels
(Round 2)

Pickup at Tobacco Road Sports Café

Friday, March 29

8:15 – 9:00 am

Transportation from hotels

  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Residence Inn 

8:30 – 9:00 am

On-site registration and coffee

Levine Science Research Center (LSRC) B035

9:00 – 9:20 am

Welcome, Program Overview, and  Introductions

  • Ravi Bellamkonda, Vinik Dean of Engineering
  • Deb Wojcik, Director of Graduate Student Programs and Services

LSRC B035

9:30 – 12:00 PM

Department/Program Sessions

See Department Schedules

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Lunch with Faculty and Students

Fitzpatrick Center
Atrium, Ground Level

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Financial Aid Open Office Hours

  • Lisa Wioskowski, Financial Aid Director, The Graduate School
  • Susan Brown, Assistant Director, Admissions & Recruiting

213A Teer Building

1:00 – 1:30 PM

Student Resources Fair

Fitzpatrick Center
Pre-Function Lobby

1:45 – 2:30 PM

Career Services & Professional Development

  • Jenny Johnson, Director, Career Services & Professional Development
  • Erin Carlini, Assistant Director of Career Services
  • Cameo Hartz, Assistant Director of Career Services
  • Carey Rudell, Professional Development Coordinator 

LSRC B035

2:30 – 3:00 PM

Graduate Communications & Intercultural Programs

  • Michelle Campbell, Communications Consultant
  • Marcie Pachino,  Communications Consultant

LSRC B035

3:00 – 3:45 PM

Campus Tours

Depart LSRC B035

3:45 – 5:00 PM

Networking Social

Devil’s Krafthouse
Brodhead Center

Questions: Send an email to pratt_masters@duke.edu


Visit Duke on Another Date

If you're coming on your own to see Duke, let us know!

With advance notice, we can arrange tours and visits with faculty and students.

To schedule: Send your dates and contact information to pratt_masters@duke.edu