PhD Certificate & Training Programs


Aerospace IconAerospace Research (SOAR)

Students can expand their learning experience through the Aerospace Research Graduate Certificate (SOAR). Faculty expertise includes structures and dynamics, aerodynamics, acoustics, and mathematical and computational methods. Learn more »

Certificate in Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering

A multidisciplinary certificate program integrates engineering, the life sciences, and medicine. The research focus of the program is the interaction of proteins, cells and tissues with materials and drugs in natural biological processes, and in the medical diagnosis and therapy. Learn more »

Photonics iconCertificate in Photonics

The Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics at Duke University offers a graduate certificate, open to any graduate student at Duke. The goal of the program is to provide a venue for students to learn more about photonics as a path to interdisciplinary research and technology development. Learn more »

Certificate in Nanoscience

Duke MEMS participates in the university-wide Graduate Certificate Program in Nanoscience—which provides an interdisciplinary education in the broad areas of nanoscience and nanomaterials. Learn more »

Training Programs

Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering

Through biotechnology pre-doctoral (PhD) training grant, the Duke Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE) supports stipend, tuition and fees for nine pre-doctoral fellows, with The Graduate School at Duke contributing a tenth fellowship for a fellow who is not a United States citizen. Generally, students are awarded a NIH CBTE fellowship during their first or second year of graduate study and are supported for two years. Learn more »

aIM—AI for Understanding and Designing Materials

This NSF-supported program trains PhD students from degree programs in computer science, data science, statistical science, and all materials disciplines (including materials science, physics, chemistry, and all engineering fields), with the goal of broadening participation of women and other underrepresented groups. aIM provides specialized coursework, professional skills development and experiential internships. Upon completion, each student is awarded an aiM PhD Certificate of Specialization, in addition to their PhD. Learn more »