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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 Board of Trustees

 

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 and dental insurance for years 1-6 if students choose the Duke student medical and dental insurance plans. Visit our Statistics section to see the typical time to completion for your degree program. | More details on financial support for Ph.D. students

2022-2023 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 2022 Spring 2023 Summer 2023 12 Months
Tuition, Years 1-3 $30,110 $30,110 $4,160 $64,380
Health Fee $450 $450 $324 $1,224
Transcript Fee $120     $120
Grad Student Services Fee $11 $11   $22
Recreation Fee $171 $171   $342
Activity Fee $19 $18   $37
Health Insurance $3,375     $3,375
Dental Insurance** $275     $275
Total - Tuition/Fees*** $34,531 $30,760 $4,484 $69,775
         
Books & Supplies $334 $334 $334 $1,002
Housing $4,640 $5,800 $3,480 $13,920
Board $1,580 $1,975 $1,185 $4,740
Local Transportation $792 $990 $594 $2,376
Personal & Misc $1,712 $2,140 $1,284 $5,136
Total - Living Expense $9,058 $11,239 $6,877 $27,174
         
Total Cost of Attendance $43,589 $41,999 $11,361 $96,949

 

2022-2023 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 2022 Spring 2023 Summer 2023 12 Months
Tuition, Years 4+ $4,160 $4,160 $4,160 $12,480
Health Fee $450 $450 $324 $1,224
Grad Student Services Fee $11 $11   $22
Recreation Fee $171 $171   $342
Activity Fee $19 $18   $37
Health Insurance $3,375     $3,375
Dental Insurance $275     $275
Total - Tuition/Fees** $8,461 $4,810 $4,484 $17,755
         
Books & Supplies $334 $334 $334 $1,002
Housing $4,640 $5,800 $3,480 $13,920
Board $1,580 $1,975 $1,185 $4,740
Local Transportation $792 $990 $594 $2,376
Personal & Misc $1,712 $2,140 $1,284 $5,136
Total - Living Expense $9,058 $11,239 $6,877 $27,174
         
Total Cost of Attendance $17,519 $16,049 $11,361 $44,929

 

  * – 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.

** – Dental insurance is optional

*** – 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 $3,495 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.

Information on financial support for master's students

2022–2023 Cost of Attendance for DOMESTIC Master's Students

  Fall 2022 Spring 2023
Tuition $30,110 $30,110
Health Fee* $450 $450
Transcript Fee $120  
Graduate Student Serv Fee* $11 $11
Recreation Fee $171 $171
Activity Fee $19 $18
Health Insurance $3,375  
Dental Insurance** $275  
Total - Tuition/Fees* $34,531 $30,760
     
Books & Supplies $334 $334
Estimated Loan Fees $454 $455
Housing $4,640 $5,800
Board $1,580 $1,975
Local Transportation $792 $990
Personal & Misc $1,712 $2,140
Total - Living Expense $9,512 $11,694
     
Total Per Term $44,043 $42,454
Total Cost of Attendance $86,497  

 

2022–2023 Cost of Attendance for INTERNATIONAL Master's Students

  Fall 2022 Spring 2023
Tuition $30,110 $30,110
Health Fee* $450 $450
Transcript Fee $120  
Graduate Student Serv Fee $11 $11
Recreation Fee $171 $171
Activity Fee $19 $18
Health Insurance $3,375  
Dental Insurance** $275  
Total - Tuition/Fees* $34,531 $30,760
     
Books & Supplies $334 $334
Housing $4,640 $5,800
Board $1,580 $1,975
Local Transportation $792 $990
Personal & Misc $1,712 $2,140
Total - Living Expense $9,058 $11,239
     
Total Per Term $43,589 $41,999
Total Cost of Attendance $85,588  

 

 * – Estimated amounts due to bursar

** – Dental insurance is optional

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

The chart below references funding required for international students to bring a spouse and/or dependent(s) into the United States while enrolled at Duke University Graduate School:

2022-2023

Department

Term Length

Spouse

Dependent

Template Name

Graduate School

9

9,815

4,907

Ph.D. 9 month

Graduate School

12

13,086

6,543

Ph.D. 12 month

Graduate School

9

9,815

4,907

Master's