Duke University Graduate Program Reviews

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99%
of students recommend
(4.29 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 212 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 7 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 15,984 (6,639 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 8% part-time, 92% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $48,656
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2020

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

It's a highly competitive and high-quality program.
4.75 out of 5.0
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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
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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.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 1990

If I had completed a PhD I would have been more integrated into the community.
3.58 out of 5.0
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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
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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.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2020

In an awkward social setting but great academic quality
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

pro: student body is extremely helpful - big network contra: Durham is a college town - not much else to do here
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

The psychology program is well structured and the faculty are both accessible and influential in their fields. The research opportunities are endless and Duke has a ton of amazing resources to take advantage of. Students end orientation with an all day human subjects and ethics training and continue to receive such training throughout the program. There is an emphasis on mentorship and many students continue to have connections with their advisors after graduation. It's an extremely supportive program that offers all of the foundational knowledge and research skills you need to be successful. Durham is a little sketchy, it's important to look at crime maps when you are finding a place to live. There is a police presence on campus but there are crimes committed on campus, often at disturbing times of day, like 8PM or 12PM. If you stay vigilant and choose a good place to live it won't be an issue.
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