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Cost to Attend

Ph.D. Costs

Master's Costs

Explanation of Fees

NOTE: All numbers below are estimates pending approval by the provost

 

Ph.D. Students

Students must be registered each fall and spring semester until all degree requirements are completed. In some cases, they may also need to be registered for a summer term (see policy). For each term in which students are registered, they are charged the following tuition and fees. Rates are subject to change each year. Tuition typically increases by no more than 4 percent per academic year.

Generally speaking, The Graduate School covers the tuition and fees for a Ph.D. student’s first five years. After that, students are responsible for tuition and fees, and most students obtain external or departmental funding that helps cover those costs. The Graduate School also covers health insurance for years 1-6 if students choose the Duke student medical insurance plan. Visit our Statistics section to see the typical time to completion for your degree program. | More details on financial support for Ph.D. students

2018-2019 Cost of Attendance for Ph.D. Students in Years 1-3

Note: Tuition, fees, and health insurance (for the Duke student medical insurance plan) in years 1-3 are generally covered by The Graduate School's financial support package.

  Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019 12 Months
Tuition, Years 1-3 $26,770 $26,770 $3,700 $57,240
Health Fee $407 $407 $287 $1,101
Transcript Fee $40 $0 $0 $40
Activity Fee $18 $19   $37
Graduate Student Services Fee $10 $10   $20
Recreation Fee* $151 $151   $302
Health Insurance $3,535     $3,535
Total - Tuition/Fees** $30,931 $27,357 $3,987 $62,275
         
Books & Supplies $324 $324 $324 $972
Housing $4,260 $5,325 $3,195 $12,780
Board $1,480 $1,850 $1,110 $4,440
Local Transportation $800 $1,000 $600 $2,400
Personal & Misc $1,544 $1,930 $1,158 $4,632
Total - Living Expense $8,408 $10,429 $6,387 $25,224
         
Total Cost of Attendance $39,339 $37,786 $10,374 $87,499

 

2018-2019 Cost of Attendance for Ph.D. Students in Years 4+

Note: The Graduate School's financial support package generally covers tuition and fees for years 4-5, as well as health insurance (for the Duke student medical insurance plan) for years 4-6. Starting in year 6, students are responsible for tuition and fees, and most of our students obtain external or departmental funding to help cover those costs.

  Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019 12 Months
Tuition, Years 4+ $3,700 $3,700 $3,700 $11,100
Health Fee $407 $407 $287 $1,101
Transcript Fee $0 $0 $0 $0
Activity Fee $18 $19   $37
Graduate Student Services Fee $10 $10   $20
Recreation Fee* $151 $151   $302
Health Insurance $3,535     $3,480
Total - Tuition/Fees** $7,821 $4,287 $3,987 $16,095
         
Books & Supplies $324 $324 $324 $972
Housing $4,260 $5,325 $3,195 $12,780
Board $1,480 $1,850 $1,110 $4,440
Local Transportation $800 $1,000 $600 $2,400
Personal & Misc $1,544 $1,930 $1,158 $4,632
Total - Living Expense $8,408 $10,429 $6,387 $25,224
         
Total Cost of Attendance $16,229 $14,716 $10,374 $41,319

 

  * – The Graduate School will pay the recreation fee for all Ph.D. students during their first five years at Duke. Starting in year 6, students will be responsible for paying it if they want to continue using campus recreation facilities.

** – Estimated amounts due to bursar

 

Master's Students

Master's students are required to enroll in and pay tuition for at least three semesters of full-time study. After that, they will be charged at an estimated rate of $3,110 per credit. Master's summer tuition will be charged at the per-credit rate up to a maximum of one-half the fall/spring full-time tuition. 

Rates are subject to change each year. Tuition typically increases by no more than 4 percent per academic year.

2018–2019 Cost of Attendance for DOMESTIC Master's Students

  Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Tuition $26,770 $26,770
Health Fee $407 $407
Transcript Fee $40 $0
Activity Fee $18 $19
Graduate Student Serv Fee $10 $10
Recreation Fee $151 $151
Health Insurance $3,535  
Total - Tuition/Fees* $30,931 $27,357
     
Books & Supplies $324 $324
Estimated Loan Fees $551 $551
Housing $4,260 $5,325
Board $1,480 $1,850
Local Transportation $800 $1,000
Personal & Misc $1,544 $1,930
Total - Living Expense $8,959 $10,980
     
Total Per Term $39,890 $38,337
Total Cost of Attendance $78,227  

 

2018–2019 Cost of Attendance for INTERNATIONAL Master's Students

  Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Tuition $26,770 $26,770
Health Fee $407 $407
Transcript Fee $40 $0
Activity Fee $18 $19
Graduate Student Serv Fee $10 $10
Recreation Fee $151 $151
Health Insurance $3,535  
Total - Tuition/Fees* $30,931 $27,357
     
Books & Supplies $324 $324
Housing $4,260 $5,325
Board $1,480 $1,850
Local Transportation $800 $1,000
Personal & Misc $1,544 $1,930
Total - Living Expense $8,408 $10,429
     
Total Per Term $39,339 $37,786
Total Cost of Attendance $77,125  

 

* – Estimated amounts due to bursar

Exceptions to the cost listed above

 

For All Students

Estimated cost for room, board, transportation, personal, and misc: $2,066 per month

 

For International Students