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student lifeBeing a graduate student is hard work, so at the Duke University Graduate School we work hard to make it easier for students to have access to resources needed to achieve their scholarly, personal, and professional goals. We are your advocate and your service provider, and we are committed to helping you become an active participant in the Duke University community.  If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about your experience at Duke, let us know. 

Student Handbook



  • Monday, March 19, 2018
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Talking About Your Research: A 5-Session Training Program

    In this five-week series of workshops, Duke PhD and Master's students will learn effective communication strategies to develop a 3-minute presentation of their research. Each student will also receive a high-quality video of their presentation for use in presenting their work, teaching, and applying for jobs.

News & Views

VH@Duke Awards 8 Internships

February 23, 2018
VH@Duke interns 2018

The opportunities will help Duke Ph.D. students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences integrate relevant off-campus work experiences with their academic interests and professional goals.

Alumni Profiles Series: Nathaniel Stookey

February 21, 2018
Nathaniel Stookey

“Duke’s Music Department was my haven, a place where I could get away from the stresses of my more public life and focus on what I love about music, which is intimate and personal.”

Getting Started on the Right Foot

Here are a couple videos to help new graduate students hit the ground running.