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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

2017-2018 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
2017
Spring
2018
Summer
2018
12 Months
  2017 2018 2018  
Tuition, Years 1-3 $25,740 $25,740 $3,560 $55,040
Transcript Fee (1-time charge) $40     $40
Health Fee $397 $397 $280 $1,074
Health Insurance $2,650     $2,650
Activity Fee $18 $18   $36
Graduate Student Services Fee $10 $10   $20
Recreation Fee * $143 $144   $287
Books & Supplies $620 $620   $1,240
Room $3,872 $4,840 $2,904 $11,616
Board $2,080 $2,600 $1,560 $6,240
Local Transportation $780 $975 $585 $2,340
Personal & Miscellaneous $1,532 $1,915 $1,149 $4,596
Total, Years 1-3 $39,899 $39,277 $12,056 $85,179

 

2017-2018 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
2017
Spring
2018
Summer
2018
12 Months
Tuition, Years 4+ $3,560 $3,560 $3,560 $10,680
Health Fee $397 $397 $280 $1,074
Health Insurance $2,650     $2,650
Activity Fee $18 $19   $37
Graduate Student Services Fee $10 $10   $20
Recreation Fee * $143 $144   $287
Books & Supplies $620 $620   $1,240
Room $3,872 $4,840 $2,904 $11,616
Board $2,080 $2,600 $1,560 $6,240
Local Transportation $780 $975 $585 $2,340
Personal & Miscellaneous $1,532 $1,915 $1,149 $4,596
Total, Years 4+ $15,663 $15,081 $10,038 $40,780

 

* – The recreation fee is mandatory for all Ph.D. students during their first three years. Starting in fall 2017, 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.

 

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 $2,990 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.

2017–2018 Cost of Attendance for Master's Students

  Fall 2017 Spring 2018 9 Months
Tuition, Years 1-3 $25,740 $25,740 $51,480
Transcript Fee (1-time charge) $40   $40
Health Fee $397 $397 $794
Health Insurance $2,650   $2,650
Activity Fee $18 $18 $36
Graduate Student Services Fee $10 $10 $20
Recreation Fee $143 $144 $287
Estimated Loan Fees* $513 $513 $1,026
Books & Supplies $620 $620 $1,240
Room $3,872 $4,840 $8,712
Board $2,080 $2,600 $4,680
Local Transportation $780 $975 $1,755
Personal & Miscellaneous $1,532 $1,915 $3,447
Total $38,395 $37,772 $76,167

* – Only applicable to domestic master students

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