Campus Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees
Campus program tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is $27,288 per semester taken at the university with a full load of 4 courses in a semester. In general, completion of the eight required program courses over two semesters would result in a total tuition cost of $54,576.
Students taking fewer than 4 courses in a semester may request payment per unit at $2,274 per unit. Engineering Management courses are typically 3 units.
Please note that course credits earned through the internship requirement do not incur tuition charges.
Because the Master of Engineering Management Program is a professional degree rather than a research degree, most students pay their own tuition costs. We offer information on the most common financial aid resources available.
US citizens and eligible non-citizens are able to borrow through the Federal Stafford Loan Program. Applicants for assistance through this program must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which may be completed online at fafsa.ed.gov. When completing the online form, students will be asked for Duke’s school code; it is 002920.
Maximum eligibility under the Stafford Unsubsidized Loan Program is $20,500 per year. For further information on the FAFSA and the Stafford Loan Program, please call 1-800-433-3243.
International applicants are not eligible for Federal loans; however, many international students take out loans in their home countries, and some US banks may offer loans to international students for study in the US.
Duke University maintains information on lenders for citizens, permanent residents, and non-US citizens - see this information here.
Students awarded Federal loans must make satisfactory academic progress toward their degree. Guidelines may be found here.
The MEM Program has limited financial assistance available through the following fellowships for US Citizens and Permanent Residents:
Fellowships for Underrepresented Students
Underrepresented minorities may receive up to 50% per year in tuition scholarship through our Diversity Scholarships. Recipients must be US citizens or permanent residents. Selection will be determined based on information submitted through the MEM application, including demonstrated leadership, GPA and GRE scores.
Wilkinson and Garda Fellowships for Outstanding Students
The Wilkinson and Garda Fellowships offer a tuition fellowship of $10,000 to two selected students with outstanding undergraduate records. Recipients must be US citizens or permanent residents, and selection will be determined based on information submitted through the MEM application, including demonstrated leadership, GPA and GRE scores.
DoD SMART Scholarship Program
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. Read more...
Duke University offers information for veterans who are applying for VA benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Program.
External Funding Opportunities
Duke has a long history of supporting the Fulbright and other select competitively externally funded scholarships.
In addition, we have compiled a list of external funding opportunities.
While enrolled in the program, many students work in a variety of places, such as campus libraries, the MEM department, and various departments within Duke University. Teaching assistantships are available in various departments, and some departments have research assistantships as well. These positions are paid an hourly rate, and most students work between 10 to 20 hours per week. Positions are generally posted and filled just a week or two before classes begin each semester.
Students have also served as Resident Assistants on campus. Read more about this option.
The GEM Fellowship
Though Duke’s Graduate School appears on a list of schools honoring the GEM fellowship, the MEM Program is not part of the Graduate School. Instead, it is a professional program offered by the Pratt School of Engineering and is not eligible for the GEM fellowship, particularly because of the expectation that “the majority of the tuition and fees are covered by the GEM University.” Our limited financial aid does not allow us to meet this expectation.