NOTE: All numbers below require annual approval by the Board of Trustees

Last updated: July 18, 2022

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

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 2022Spring 2023Summer 202312 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 and fees scholarships for students who applied for but did not obtain external or departmental tuition-and-fees support.

 Fall 2022Spring 2023Summer 202312 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

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 2022Spring 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
   
Per Term$44,043$42,454
Total Cost of Attendance
 
$86,497

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

 Fall 2022Spring 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
   
Per Term$43,589$41,999
Total Cost of Attendance
 
$85,588

* – Estimated amounts due to bursar

Exceptions to the cost listed above

 

Other Cost Information

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