Highlights of the Graduate Program
- 6 core courses.
- Tailored to student's goals and needs.
- Modern graduate courses.
- Two elective courses.
- No breadth requirements.
- Optional mini-courses.
- No qualifying exams.
- Students research can start early.
- Students usually have until the end of the fourth semester to decide on research groups.
- Collaborations with other departments are possible.
- Advisors could be outside the department (if doing Physics).
People and Places
- 70–90 graduate students and 44 faculty.
- Excellent interaction between faculty members and graduate students.
- In Durham, North Carolina, in the South-East USA.
- A medium sized department, and a medium sized city.
Admissions & Applications
- The applications are processed by the Duke Graduate School.
- Application deadline is December 31 each year for Fall admissions the next year. However, please read the review process to find out why it is advantageous to apply early.
- All students are given assistantships (TA, or RA, or fellowships).
- The normal assistantships comes with a stipend of $28,773 per year.
- The Cost of Living is less than most other good institutions.
- The tuition and most fees are paid by the assistantships.
- Usually, the health insurance premium is paid by the Graduate School.