Duke University - Master's Degree

Duke University’s home campus situated on nearly 9,000 acres is located in Durham, North Carolina. The University offers programs in business, divinity, engineering, the environment, law, medicine, nursing and public policy. Duke University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees.

  • Average Tuition USD 49,341

School Description

Duke University was established in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The University’s roots however, go as far back as 1838, when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened the Union Institute. The school was re-named Trinity College in 1892 when it moved to Durham. During this time Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and in December 1924, Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University; subsequent to this Trinity underwent both a physical and academic expansion. Hence, the small college developed into a complex university.

The School of Religion and Graduate School opened in 1926, the Medical School and hospital in 1930, the School of Nursing in 1931 and the School of Forestry in 1938. In 1930, the original Durham site became the coordinate Woman’s College, which was merged back into Trinity as the liberal arts college for both men and women in 1972. The new West campus became home to Trinity College for men, along with the hospital and the graduate and professional schools. The Law School, founded in 1904, was reorganized in 1930. Engineering, which had been taught since 1903, became a separate school in 1939. The last of James B. Duke's stated desires for the university was fulfilled when the School of Business Administration, now the Fuqua School of Business, opened in 1969.

Duke is committed to a need-blind admission policy; about 50 percent of all Duke students receive some form of financial aid, which includes need-based aid, athletic aid and merit aid. The University has a very robust athletics program Duke Athletics, which is part of the Atlantic Coast Conference; fields teams in 26 NCAA Division I varsity sports. The University’s athletics team, called the Blue Devils have won national championships in men’s basketball, lacrosse and soccer, and women’s golf and tennis.

Master Programs

  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Biomedical Engineering

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biomedical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of molecular and cellular biology, general physics, c more
  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Civil Engineering

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and more
  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Computer Engineering

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas more
  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, more
  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Cultural Studies

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture an more
  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Economics

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient alloc more
  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific pr more
  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Environmental Engineering

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Environmental Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on basic engineering principles and how they connect to the env more
  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.  

  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    History

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in p more
  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Humanities

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Humanities. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the social and physical sciences, language more
  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Liberal Studies

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social scienc more
  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematica more
  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Political Science

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, inst more
  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Public Health

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, more
  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Religious Education

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems more
  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Statistics

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effecti more
  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Teaching

    USD 49,500 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational servic more

Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 16
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 10
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 18
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 26
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 26
  • The Economist Which MBA
    The Economist Which MBA 15
  • Financial Times (MBA)
    Financial Times (MBA) 19
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 8

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    Established in 1924

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    Duke University’s, basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has the most winnings as male college basketball coach in history, with 976 career wins as of February, 2014.

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    Durham, NC 27708, United States

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