Duke University (Pratt)

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305 Teer Building
Durham, NC 27708

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The Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University has an application deadline of December 8. The application fee is $80 for U.S. residents and $80 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $47,100 per year and part-time: $2,660 per credit. The 2013 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 4.3:1. The Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University has 120 full-time faculty on staff.

Graduate students at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering can partner with faculty and outside researchers to delve into topics ranging from biomechanics to thermodynamics at one of nearly 30 research centers, laboratories, and facilities housed at the school’s Durham, N.C., campus. Major research centers at Pratt include the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics, which has research programs such as quantum optics and information photonics, and the Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering, which focuses on protein, cellular, and tissue engineering.

The diverse range of research opportunities complements the degree offerings at Pratt School of Engineering. Graduate students can earn a master of science, a master of engineering, or a master of engineering management from the one of the school’s engineering departments: biomedical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, mechanical and materials, and engineering management.

In addition to classroom and research opportunities, graduate students at Pratt can participate in student groups such as the Engineering Graduate Student Council or the Civil and Environmental Engineering Student Council. The school also has special interest groups that include the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association and Women in Science and Engineering. A range of professional societies also have student chapters at Pratt.

Notable alumni from the Pratt School of Engineering include Sylvia Earle, former chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) December 8
Application fee (U.S. residents) $80
Application deadline (international students) December 8
Application fee (international students) $80


Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 120
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 4.3:1

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 924
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $47,100 per year
part-time: $2,660 per credit

Required fees $1,084 per year

* Engineering School Overview details based on 2013 data

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