Duke University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.85 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 7 respondents

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  • 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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4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019

The pros are that the stipend is one of the best in the country and the health insurance is very good. The cost of living is relatively low and it's a fun place to live for young adults. The cons are that many students are very intense/competitive and come from very affluent families so they tend to have a certain perspective on things.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

Duke was an amazing place to go to grad school. The resources are endless, the cost of living is low, and the people are very supportive. I highly recommend Duke!
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.
4.92 out of 5.0
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.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

An excellent program but with faculty who can sometimes overwork or neglect their graduate students
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

This program has great faculty and students! The requirements are not too intense, so that leaves a good amount of time for research. The cost of living is very low in Durham and there are always a lot of things happening on the weekend. It's a great place to live as a graduate student!
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Duke's psychology program is excellent. The faculty get along well (unlike some R1 schools where faculty members compete with one another and discourage collaboration) and are generally very accessible and supportive. Although the workload and demands are quite high, the environment is very collegial rather than competitive. One of the only cons about the psychology program is structural: labs are in different buildings, which makes it more difficult for students/labs to collaborate with one another, despite the fact that Duke supports interdisciplinary research.
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