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GraduationThe Duke ideal for graduate education is a small number of superior students working closely with esteemed scholars. Graduate study at Duke is defined by maximum personal attention; smaller, more involving classes; flexible programs of study designed to meet students’ individual needs and interests; and richer, cross-disciplinary possibilities for scholarship.

The Graduate School oversees 80-plus Ph.D. and master's programs at Duke. The school offers numerous resources that enhance the graduate student experience, advocates for students' needs, provides a larger community of support for students outside their departments and programs, and sets policies that ensure students receive a high-quality educational experience.

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Alumni Profiles Series: Cynthia Hougum

January 15, 2020
Cynthia Hougum, Ph.D.

"The transition to industry is not as hard as you might expect because companies are looking for the same qualities that are important in graduate school. They are looking for strong foundational skills, a good work ethic, and the ability to meet deadlines and deliver projects. In some ways, it is actually easier to be successful in industry because the scope and goals of your research are more clearly defined."

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If you are planning to visit Duke, swing by The Graduate School offices at 313 Old Chemistry Building (located at 415 Chapel Drive). We will answer your questions about our graduate programs and point you to other helpful resources. | Info for visitors