“... more perhaps than anything else here our Graduate School will determine the sort of University we are to have and its standing in the educational world.”
— William P. Few, Duke's first president
Since its establishment in 1926—two years after Duke University was created—the Duke Graduate School has trained almost 30,000 graduate students. Take a look back at The Graduate School's history, some of the people who shaped that history, and the important roles that graduate students and graduate education play at Duke.
A look at some of the significant events and people in the first 90 years of The Graduate School.
Interesting snippets from the school's history.
- The Early Years
- Teaching How to Teach
- Welcoming the World to Durham
- The First Ph.D.s
- First Black Ph.D. Graduates
- James B. Duke Fellowship
Profiles of notable graduates from each decade of the school's history.
Relive The Graduate School's 2016 celebration of the 90th year since its founding.