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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4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Duke University's Master of Nursing Program afforded me a quality education from a world-renowned school, allowed me to complete both my Primary Care & Acute Care programs simultaneously, provided me with professors that pushed me and offered great support, and gave me a diverse class with different experiences. The program was also thankfully designed for those that still needed to work. The cons would be the program is extremely expensive and the safety outside of the campus was suboptimal. Otherwise, a fantastic school that I am proud to have graduated from! I was so happy with my experience there that I am now going back to obtain my Doctor of Nursing Practice at Duke!
1.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2013

Little to no investment in the grad student body. Though the Philosophy Department is making attempts to change, there is little to no official policy oversight and little to no guidance from faculty. The secretaries know more about the policies affecting grad students than the Head of the Department or the Director of Graduate Studies. Oh, and they cannot get anyone a job.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Professors in our program are leading scholars in their respective research areas. We receive excellent hospital-based clinical trainig, with multiple practicum options. Tuition is paid and the stipend is more than sufficient for life in Durham.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2020

Very collegial atmosphere. Faculty are very approachable and are great resources.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2015

It's a highly competitive and high-quality program.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2015

my program is terrific. i think its the student's responsibility to make it a good program. i wish we had 6 years of funding but 5 is already good.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Duke Medicine is a fantastic program with excellent students, staff and faculty. A huge advantage of the program for me is the condensed pre-clinical coursework that is completed in the first 11 months. This allows us to start clinical rotations at the beginning of our second year, a full year before most medical schools. The third year is dedicated to independent research, and many students choose to pursue a Masters or other second degree during this time. Cons: given the rapid pace, the curriculum can seem overwhelming at times. To ease the pain, it helps to have some prior knowledge of physiology, anatomy, microbiology and immunology, classes that are not necessarily required for admission.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

Duke Divinity School offers students a chance to work with some of the top theological minds in the country. By striking a unique balance between rigorous academic work and practical ministry, Duke Divinity School prepares seminarians for a variety of vocations. It is true that this is not the cheapest seminary, and the scholarships provided by the university typically cover less than half the cost of tuition. Because of this, everyday life can be a bit of a struggle, but the reward for the struggle is great.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

Approachable faculty and a diverse student body are the greatest strengths of this program. Master students are an important part of the department and people will care about your career and research goals. You will meet students from a huge variety of backgrounds with diverse goals and this fosters the academically stimulating environment.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

overall, it's great, except for high tuition.
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