Master's Degrees at Duke

We Train Tech Industry Leaders

Master's degree study in ECE at Duke prepares you for a career in today's fast-moving tech industry. Our master's degree programs are designed to give you the skills to compete and lead in a demanding industry which is changing the way information is stored, analyzed and communicated.

Our software curriculum is designed for students without undergrad degrees in engineering or computer science – We'll make you a serious programmer.

At Duke, you get to work on today's hot research topics: Big Data, robotics, and computer programming.

Our software curriculum is designed for students whose undergraduate degrees may not be in engineering or computer science – We'll make you a serious programmer.

As a Duke graduate student you also get the chance to join an inviting and inclusive community of scholars located near one the premier high-tech corridors in the world – Research Triangle Park. 

degree Programs

Master of Science (MS)

The Master of Science is an advanced engineering degree comprising advanced technical coursework, culminating in a final exam, project or thesis in a chosen area. Our programs are designed to give you deep technical knowledge and experience in:

Areas of Concentration

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Master of Engineering (MEng)

The Master of Engineering is a non-thesis degree comprised of strong technical and business coursework, and requires an internship:

Areas of Concentration

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Living and Studying near RTP

Duke Career FairsThe Duke campus in Durham is just miles from Research Triangle Park (RTP), which is among the most prominent high-tech research and development centers in the United States and is the largest university-related research park in the world.

The 170 major research and development companies of RTP, including Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Underwriters Laboratory, as well as tech-focused government agencies such as the US EPA, employ more than 39,000 full-time employees.

Living and studying in Durham not only puts you next to one of the world's great concentrations of research and development activity, it also places you in the vibrant, growing and diverse community of the greater Research Triangle region – which boasts a mild climate and a cost of living below the U.S. national average.

On-Campus Recruitment

In addition to providing outstanding technical training, Duke helps you launch your career. TechConnect, hosted by the Pratt School of Engineering the Department of Computer Science, and the CS/ECE Career Showcase bring tech-company recruiters to campus multiple times a year. Individual student advising is available through Duke's Career Center.

Our graduates have gone on to work from some of the world's most prominent technology companies.

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Meet Our Faculty

A unifying theme of Duke's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is its interdisciplinary nature, characterized by significant funded research programs that actively engage Duke faculty from across the Pratt School of Engineering, the applied sciences and medicine.

The interdisciplinary nature of Duke ECE is well aligned with the increasing international trend toward a breakdown of traditional disciplinary boundaries; such an interdisciplinary focus has also been widely encouraged by industry and government.

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