Graduate Student Resources

Grad School Isn’t Easy. We Get That.

Duke isn’t a place for sink-or-swim attitudes.

When you join our Pratt School of Engineering community, you create bonds that go deeper than projects, papers and performance. We’re invested in your success, not only professionally but personally.

We’re about building a support network that works to keep everyone afloat and striving for their goals. We’re about making connections, lasting and beneficial.

Undergraduates and graduate students head to class and socialize with friends during FDOC (First Day of Classes) on Duke’s West Campus.

Support for the Whole Person

Brittany Smith of Duke University

Communicating Effectively

From mastering small talk to preparing effective presentations, our communications consultants coach graduate students to write and speak with clarity. Click to browse a menu of services.

Students play a stacking game outdoors at Duke University

Engaging Socially

Our warm and welcoming graduate student community is an active one. Click to get a glimpse of our curated events that promote community, strengthen networks and open career possibilities.

Supporting Authentically

Members of our grad student support team have earned certifications from the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching. Click to book 1:1 time with them.

Building Community, at Every Level

Harrington Engineering Quad at Duke University

Engineering Graduate Student Council

Represents and convenes Duke Engineering master’s and PhD students. Beyond advising the school and organizing outreach service, EGSC is the keeper of an important tradition: Friday afternoon “Pratt Chat” socials on Harrington Engineering Quad.

Master's students work on a teamwork challenge at Duke University

Engineering Master’s Programs Student Advisory Board

A body to represent the voice of our master’s students. Board members provide valuable insights and ideas and plan events and activities that build and strengthen the community.

overhead view of students working around a table

Departmental Grad Student Associations

Each of Duke Engineering’s academic departments host permanent committees that allow graduate students to advise faculty and staff on their needs and to work collaboratively to build a deep sense of community.

Duke’s Resources

The Graduate School at Duke maintains a comprehensive list of campus-wide resources for physical and mental well being.