Duke University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 217 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 15,735 (6,609 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 8% part-time, 92% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $52,617
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3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Good reputation, excellent & accomplished faculty, opportunities for growth and involvement Cons: Many areas of Durham and even the campus are unsafe, faculty can be hard to reach
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2019

My graduate program is very well structured, provides interesting coursework, and great training. The program has numerous opportunities for academic and professional development and growth. The program also provides great financial support.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I am truly honored to be a student in the Duke University of Medicine. The faculty, curriculum, educational resources, academic vigor, are at the cutting edge. Durham, NC, "The City of Medicine" owe's this title to the phenomenal Duke Health Institution. Within the top 10 in the nation, the hospital and surrounding sattelite healthcare clinics serve as excellent areas to shaddow and see medicine and healthcare first hand. The Duke community is rich and diverse; attracting scholars nationally and internationally. As I prgress through my graduate education hear and mature as a scholar and a healthcare professional, I have much pride and confidence in Duke, the promising potential that it has provided, and that the exceptional quality of education will translate into serving respective community in which I will practice with the highest standards.
1.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

For such a prestigious institution Duke Divinity's interest in instilling in future church leaders a spirit of critical thinking and rigorous theological engagement is severely lacking. Indoctrination is the name of the game, albeit, it is a very good indoctrination program, despite the negative connotation that that word has. The reality is Duke has only three years to prepare pastors who more often than not have little-to-no theological or biblical training, a difficult feat for any seminary. Unfortunately the school requires 8 out of 24 courses to be lecture hall courses with graduate or post graduate TAs. This portion of the program is often disappointing, a result of sub-par instruction and poor facilitation. Coupled with the other required courses within the M.Div. paradigm, in addition to possible denominational course requirements and/or language requirements, there is little opportunity for students to take any close to full advantage of the phenomenal faculty that Duke has acquired. Lastly, the course restrictions and poor quality of lecture hall courses make the MTS program atrocious. MTS students are required to take many classes that assume a pastoral intent and, overall, fail to prepare students for a competitive academic career.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Mostly great. Very challenging, very diverse.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Pursuing my master of science in nursing at Duke and getting a great education!
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is very fast paced but globally relevant which makes it healthily competitive but also very unique. The work load is very high but there are remarkable opportunities available once you graduate both locally and abroad.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015

Duke University Physician Assistant Program is top notch! The education you receive is incredible, easily accessible from classes and online resources and filled with networking potential. The faculty is ever present and eager to help you succeed. Duke stands by its name and truly is number one!
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2014

Duke is great. Great networking, lots of opportunities to get a job on campus, affordable, friendly, international, etc. The school does not have strong operations classes.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

Commuting from an hour away in conjunction with less than optimal library weekend hours are the two most difficult variables in my graduate school experience. Otherwise, I enjoy Duke.
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