The Graduate School was established in 1926—two years after Duke University was created—and has played a crucial part in the evolution of the university over nearly a century. This section offers a look at The Graduate School's past and present, some of the people who shaped that history, and the important roles that graduate students and graduate education play at Duke.

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Year in Review

A look at highlights and numbers from The Graduate School over the past year

Peruse the Annual Reports
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School Timeline

A timeline of some of the significant events and people in The Graduate School's first century

See the Timeline
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History Spotlights

Interesting snippets and crucial moments from the school's history

See the Spotlights
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Black History at TGS

A look at the first wave of Black Ph.D. graduates after Duke desegregated

Meet the Pioneers

Documentary on the first Black woman to earn a Duke Ph.D.

The Education of Ida Owens