Graduate Programs Overview

Duke University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Durham, North Carolina. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $59,140 in average for all students.

It offers one hundred eighty-three graduate programs: 94 Master's, 71 Doctorate, 16 Post-Bachelor's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 2,718 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1,028 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameDuke University
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Address103 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC
Graduate School Students9,924 students
790 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$59,140
Student to Faculty6:1 (16.67%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 183 Graduate Programs
94 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 18 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Duke University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $59,140 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $3,230.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$3,230
Books & Supplies$1,434
Room & Board$16,026 (On-Campus)
Personal Expenses$1,976 (On-Campus)
On-Campus Total$78,576
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Tuition & Fees$50,602$52,617$54,712$56,888$59,140

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Duke University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 183 major areas - 92 Master's (2 online programs), 65 Doctorate , 16 Post-Bachelor', 1 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 16,606 students enrolled in Duke University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 9,924 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 4,813 male and 5,111 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 9,041 full-time and 883 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 790 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 220 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students4,813
Women Students5,111
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students9,041
Part-time Students883
By race/ethnicity 4,419 White, 566 Black, and 906 Asian students are attending at Duke University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races209
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Duke University, 790 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 220 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment9,924
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses790
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses220
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses8,914
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses790
North Carolina Resident337
Other State In U.S.447
Outside of U.S.6

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