Master of Science

Degree Requirements

  • 30 course credits
    • 18 credits (6 courses) following the guide of your study track and 
    • 12 credits (2 elective courses and 6 research credits)
  • Thesis

Study Track Areas

This department offers two specialization areas which direct the core courses the student will take.

Also explore our research.

Elective Courses and Research Credits

For a total of 12 credits:

  • Choose any 2 courses to total 6 credits - graduate level or approved higher level undergraduate courses*
  • Sign up for 6 research credits

*Note: Although these can be any Duke courses to render the program flexible, preference should be given to MEMS and engineering courses to develop the necessary disciplinary depth.

MS Thesis

MS students engaged in research are expected to prepare and defend a thesis.