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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: Ken Ilgunas

March 25, 2020
Ken Ilgunas (Photo by Cadence Chinle Cook)

“Living in a van was my grand social experiment. I wanted to see if I could—in an age of rampant consumerism and fiscal irresponsibility—afford the unaffordable: an education.”

A Campaign about Wellness, A Lesson in Leadership

March 23, 2020
Wellness4Researchers crew

The coronavirus disrupted an Emerging Leaders Institute team's social media project on campus wellness activities, but they quickly adapted and turned the challenge into an opportunity.

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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