Why Choose Duke Electrical and Computer Engineering


When you choose Duke Electrical and Computer Engineering for your graduate studies, you can enjoy advantages such as:

  • An energetic, interdisciplinary research environment—with internationally recognized faculty, major research centers focused on quantum computing, metamaterials and imaging, and total research funding that has risen by 241 percent over the past five years
  • A highly entrepreneurial culture, with a strong record of start-up successes and the opportunity to compete for seed money for your own startup—plus close ties to domestic and international industry partners in nearby Research Triangle Park and beyond
  • PhD Plus, an innovative professional development program offering summer workshops, seminars, networking opportunities, and internship resources to position Duke PhD students for career success
  • Full funding plus conference and travel support for PhD students—even early in your studies
  • A welcoming and close-knit community of peers and mentors within ECE and across Duke
  • A terrific location in Durham, North Carolina—one of America’s most-awarded cities—plus a lower cost of living compared to other metropolitan areas

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