News & Announcements


2014 Graduate School Orientation: August 18–24
The Graduate School will host Orientation Week for incoming PhD and master's students from August 18 to 24. Orientation will include information sessions, workshops, social events, and mandatory Responsible Conduct of Research programs. Orientation week schedule

Graduate School Receives $7.5 Million to Endow Fellowships
The Duke Endowment has awarded Duke University $7.5 million for fellowships that will provide increased and year-round support for PhD candidates at The Graduate School. The gift is the largest ever for The Graduate School. More about the gift

Evelyn F. Murphy Named Recipient of 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award
Dr. Evelyn F. Murphy, the first woman to hold constitutional office in Massachusetts, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Duke Graduate School’s Distinguished Alumni Award. She will be honored at a dinner on May 9 and during The Graduate School’s hooding ceremony on May 10. Murphy holds a BA in mathematics and a PhD in economics from Duke, as well as an MA in economics from Columbia.

Graduate School Newsletter is online

The latest Graduate School Newsletter is available online at Check out the Dean's awards, Graduate Student Appreciation Week and more!

From the Dean

Duke is an energetic and vibrant university at the forefront of graduate education. Graduate students are an integral part of its research, teaching, and service missions. The hallmark of graduate education at Duke is a rich blend of deep, specialized knowledge in a field of study combined with opportunities for significant exposure to intersections at the boundaries and frontiers of other fields, where multidisciplinary approaches are key to discovery...Read more from the Dean


Summer Research Spotlight: Tracking Island-Hoppers in the Western Caribbean

History PhD student Michael Becker is in Haiti laying the foundation for his dissertation. more >

Michael Becker in Haiti

Guaranteed Fellowships Alleviate Summertime Blues

Starting this summer, The Graduate School is guaranteeing summer funding for all first- and second-year PhD students. more >

Summer research fellowships


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