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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: Claudio Saunt

July 8, 2020
Claudio Saunt, Ph.D.

"Don’t get caught up in the passing debates in the field. In other words, try to think originally about your subjects. I always recall a Miles Davis quote in which he says if he had to do it all over again, he would not listen to any music. Now that’s preposterous, but his larger point is once you’ve learned the clichés, it’s hard to forget them. If you want to do something truly original, you need to keep your distance."

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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