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Master's Study

Our flexible MEMS master’s programs will give you the strong foundation you need to become an engineering leader in industry or academia.

THE DUKE DIFFERENCE

  • Personalized learning—with application to real-world problems 
  • Hands-on projects—which can be performed in our laboratories, or anywhere in the world 
  • Create a digital work portfolio—unlike many MEMS master's programs, you'll graduate from Duke with skills you can show to employers
  • Expert mechanical engineering faculty—ranked among the best in the U.S. in research productivity
  • Dedicated career services—including workshops, events, and one-on-one coaching
  • Top 10
    national university
  • Top 20
    faculty research productivity in the U.S.
  • $10.1
    million in new faculty research awards, fiscal 2019
  • 30
    tenured or tenure-track faculty

Sources: U.S. News, Academic Analytics, Duke University

Degree Options to Meet your Goals

Thinking about applying? Duke MEMS is looking for creative, independent thinkers who are self-motivated and curious.

We offer two 30-credit master's degree options—each includes specialized technical education, plus:

Master of Science (MS)

  • Great preparation for industry or entry into a PhD program
  • Thesis or Project options
  • Options for Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science
  • Pursue a specialty through course concentrations
  • Duke undergrads can access it through the 4+1: BSE+MS Degree Program

Master of Engineering (MEng)

  • Excellent for students interested in industry leadership
  • Built-in internship and business courses
  • Options for Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science
  • Pursue a specialty through course concentrations
  • Duke undergrads can access it through the 4+1: BSE+MEng Degree Program

 

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Select Your concentration

Customize your master's degree with a topic area of focus and a graduate certificate

Duke MEMS offers specialized education in the sought-after topic areas in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.

Area of Concentration Master of Science Master of Engineering Graduate Certificate
Autonomous, Intelligent Machines and Systems  
Energy, Propulsion, and Structures for Earth and Space  
Multi-Scale, Advanced, and Bio-Inspired Materials  
Optimal Design of Physical and Virtual Systems  
Design Your Own  
Aerospace Research      

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More options

The Duke University Program in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) offers a general MSE curriculum and degree title. Learn more »

The MS, MEng, and PhD programs in Materials Science and Engineering in the Duke MEMS Department allow the same general curriculum along with several other materials-focused tracks in soft materials, biomaterials, and AI Materials.


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