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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

2019-2020 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 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020 12 Months
Tuition, Years 1-3 $27,840 $27,840 $3,850 $59,530
Health Fee $417 $417 $294 $1,128
Transcript Fee $40     $40
Activity Fee $18 $19   $37
Graduate Student Services Fee $10 $10   $20
Recreation Fee* $158 $158   $316
Health Insurance $3,900     $3,900
Total - Tuition/Fees** $32,383 $28,444 $4,144 $64,971
         
Books & Supplies $333 $333 $333 $999
Housing $4,380 $5,475 $3,285 $13,140
Board $1,520 $1,900 $1,140 $4,560
Local Transportation $824 $1,030 $618 $2,472
Personal & Misc $1,588 $1,985 $1,191 $4,764
Total - Living Expense $8,645 $10,723 $6,567 $25,935
         
Total Cost of Attendance $41,028 $39,167 $10,711 $90,906

 

2019-2020 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. Duke also provides sixth-year tuition scholarships for students who applied for but did not obtain external or departmental tuition support.

  Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020 12 Months
Tuition, Years 4+ $3,850 $3,850 $3,850 $11,550
Health Fee $417 $417 $294 $1,128
Activity Fee $18 $19   $37
Graduate Student Services Fee $10 $10   $20
Recreation Fee* $158 $158   $316
Health Insurance $3,900     $3,900
Total - Tuition/Fees** $8,353 $4,454 $4,144 $16,951
         
Books & Supplies $333 $333 $333 $999
Housing $4,380 $5,475 $3,285 $13,140
Board $1,520 $1,900 $1,140 $4,560
Local Transportation $824 $1,030 $618 $2,472
Personal & Misc $1,588 $1,985 $1,191 $4,764
Total - Living Expense $8,645 $10,723 $6,567 $25,935
         
Total Cost of Attendance $16,998 $15,177 $10,711 $42,886

 

  * – 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 $3,230 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.

2019–2020 Cost of Attendance for DOMESTIC Master's Students

  Fall 2019 Spring 2020
Tuition $27,840 $27,840
Health Fee $417 $417
Transcript Fee $40  
Activity Fee $18 $19
Graduate Student Serv Fee $10 $10
Recreation Fee $158 $158
Health Insurance $3,900  
Total - Tuition/Fees* $32,383 $28,444
     
Books & Supplies $333 $333
Estimated Loan Fees $671 $671
Housing $4,380 $5,475
Board $1,520 $1,900
Local Transportation $824 $1,030
Personal & Misc $1,588 $1,985
Total - Living Expense $9,316 $11,394
     
Total Per Term $41,699 $39,838
Total Cost of Attendance $81,537  

 

2019–2020 Cost of Attendance for INTERNATIONAL Master's Students

  Fall 2019 Spring 2020
Tuition $27,840 $27,840
Health Fee $417 $417
Transcript Fee $40  
Activity Fee $18 $19
Graduate Student Serv Fee $10 $10
Recreation Fee $158 $158
Health Insurance $3,900  
Total - Tuition/Fees* $32,383 $28,444
     
Books & Supplies $333 $333
Housing $4,380 $5,475
Board $1,520 $1,900
Local Transportation $824 $1,030
Personal & Misc $1,588 $1,985
Total - Living Expense $8,645 $10,723
     
Total Per Term $41,028 $39,167
Total Cost of Attendance $80,195  

 

* – 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