Tuition and Financial Aid

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Campus Master of Engineering Programs

Cost of Attendance

In General

Tuition for campus-based Duke Master of Engineering programs for the 2024-2025 academic year is $32,990 per semester taken at the university.

In general, completion of the 30 required credits over three semesters would result in a total tuition cost of $98,970. Internship courses do not incur tuition charges.

Artificial Intelligence

Tuition for the Master of Engineering in Artificial Intelligence over two semesters and a summer session would result in an estimated total tuition cost of $75,877. The internship course does not incur tuition charges.

Game Design, Development & Innovation

Tuition for the Master of Engineering in Game Design, Development & Innovation program over four semesters would result in an estimated total tuition cost of $108,867. The internship course does not incur tuition charges.

2024-2025 Estimated Campus Tuition, Fees, and Expenses

For one year of study

Academic Year 2024-2025 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Tuition $32,990 $32,990
Health Fee $487 $487
Health Insurance $3,381 $0
Activity Fee $18 $18
Student Services Fee $12 $12
Transcript Fee $120 $0
Recreation Fee $190 $190
Housing $6,008 $7,510
Board (Food) $1,880 $2,350
Books & Supplies $322 $322
Local Transportation $904 $1,130
Personal & Miscellaneous $1,896 $2,370
Total Cost of Attendance, per semester $48,208 $47,379
Total Cost of Attendance, per academic year $95,587
Notes

* Tuition, fees, and estimates subject to confirmation each May.  Rates subject to change. Program in Artificial Intelligence for Product Development varies. 

** Required unless you can show proof of comparable private insurance coverage.

Also:

  • Domestic students, if accepting a federal loan, may anticipate approximately $900 in loan origination fees per semester.
  • Internship courses do not incur tuition charges
  • There is no charge for registration for students in the Master of Engineering program
  • Federal Financial Aid recipients may qualify for work study.
  • International students bringing a spouse and/or dependent(s) may find funding requirements here.

Normal Program Duration

The normal program duration is one and one-half years of study (3 semesters) for all programs, except Artificial Intelligence for Product Innovation.

The normal load is 4 courses (12 units) per semester in the first year.

Online Master of Engineering Programs

Tuition for online Duke Master of Engineering programs for the 2024-2025 academic year is $9,897 per course taken at the university.

In general, completion of the 30 required credits over five semesters would result in a total estimated tuition cost of $98,970. Tuition increases occur each year. Please note that the internship courses do not incur tuition charges.

2024-2025 Estimated Online Tuition, Fees, and Expenses

Tuition

$98,970

($19,794 per semester) *

Transcript Fee $120 *
Books $644 *
TOTAL $99,734
Notes

* Students typically take 2 courses per semester. Tuition, fees, and estimates subject to confirmation each May.

Also:

  • Domestic students, if accepting a federal loan, may anticipate approximately $900 in loan origination fees per semester.
  • No tuition is charged for course credits received for internship, internship assessment, or residency courses. There is a room and board fee associated with residency.
  • There is no charge for registration for students in Duke Master of Engineering programs

Online Certificate Programs

Tuition

Tuition for stand-alone online certificate programs in Business Foundations for Engineers and AI Foundations for Product Innovation in the 2024-2025 academic year is $8,364 per course.

There are two semesters per academic year. Students typically take one course per semester. At current rates, completion of  the four required courses to earn a stand-alone online certificate would result in a total tuition cost of $33,456.

Transcript Fee

All entering students will be charged in the first semester a one-time mandatory fee of $120 for transcripts. This fee entitles the student to an unlimited number of Duke transcripts.

Not Eligible for VA Benefits or Federal Student Aid

These stand-alone online certificate programs are not currently eligible for VA benefits or federal student aid. Please check back for updates.

Important Note for International Applicants

Please Note: These stand-alone online certificate programs do NOT qualify students for U.S. visa sponsorship.

Gainful Employment Disclosures*

Program Length

  • Typically 2 years for Business Foundations for Engineers Certificate, assuming 1 course per semester
  • Typically 15 months for AI Foundations for Product Innovation Certificate (1 course per semester, including summer)

Program Costs

The amounts shown below include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. There may be additional costs for living expenses. Note that this information is subject to change:

Tuition $8,364 per 3-credit class, and a total of $33,456 for the certificate **
Transcript Fee $120 **
Books $322
TOTAL $33,898

Notes

** Duke may change its tuition for each academic year and this estimate is based on current academic year tuition charges.

Student Loans

  • Information about average student debt, monthly debt expense and debt interest rate have been withheld since fewer than 10 students have completed this program

Job Placement Rates

  • We are not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers
  • Program graduates are employed in the following fields:
    • Information Technology
    • Manufacturing
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • The program does not meet any licensing requirements
  • Additional Information: Date Created 3/15/2021

* These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education


Financial Aid

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Duke Mission Scholarships

Eligible students demonstrating a commitment to fostering a community of unique lived experiences and inclusive perspectives may receive up to 50 percent tuition scholarship annually through our Duke Mission Scholarships. Additional opportunities include up to $10,000 per year for students to engage in research under the guidance of a principal investigator. Contact us for more details.

Competitively Awarded Fellowships

The Pratt School of Engineering encourages our graduate students to apply for competitively awarded research fellowships.

In addition to extra training, resources and career-building opportunities, a fellowship identifies as a student as top scholar, and bestows a measure of honor and recognition.

More information »

Loans

Duke University Graduate School financial aid packages for domestic master students are limited to the federal financial aid offered by Direct Lending Federal Loan Programs

In order to be considered for federal financial aid which includes federal work-study funding; you must complete the FAFSA application.  The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required for any need-based loan program along with federal work-study.  Below is one of the basic eligibility requirements to receive federal student aid: 

  • Be a United States Citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • If you have a “green card” (in other words, if you are a permanent resident alien), you will be considered an “eligible noncitizen” and will be able to get federal student aid if you meet the  other basic eligibility criteria. 

If you meet the eligibility requirements, please continue to https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa and follow the steps to submit. Graduate students are considered independent, and as such parental income is not required. New FAFSA's are available every October 1st for the corresponding year. 

Duke Graduate School FAFSA School Code: 002920.

Visit the Duke Financial Aid website for more information on application procedures for student loans.

Duke University maintains information on private lenders for citizens, permanent residents, and non-US citizens - see this information here.

Students awarded Federal loans must make satisfactory academic progress toward their degree. Guidelines may be found here.

On-Campus Work

Campus Programs Only

While enrolled in the campus program, many students work in a variety of places, such as campus libraries and various departments within Duke University. Teaching assistantships are available in various departments, and some departments have research assistantships as well.

These positions are paid an hourly rate, and most students work between 10 to 20 hours per week. Positions are generally posted and filled just a week or two before classes begin each semester.

Veterans Education Benefits

Duke University offers information for veterans who are applying for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Program. Veterans who are applying for VA benefits to participate in one of Duke’s Master of Engineering programs should list “Master of Engineering” as the title of their program on the application, rather than the specific department/program MEng in which they are participating.