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How to Apply

To our Master of Engineering Management programs and to the Graduate Certificate program

See below for details on:

  • Documents and items you will need to prepare and gather
  • Application deadlines
  • How to begin your online application

Questions? Contact pratt_masters@duke.edu

Application Requirements

Deadlines

Applications are accepted for fall or spring

  • Applications are reviewed in rounds
  • Applicants should submit their application materials as early as possible, but before the deadlines below
  • Duke will not consider your application complete until Duke has received all components of your application
  • Your application must be complete by a round's deadline to be considered for that round
  • Applicants can check application status through their DukeOne account
ON-CAMPUS Master of Engineering Management
FALL Application Round Applications Received by Receive Decision Notification by With Reply Required by
1 January 15 March 15 April 15
2 March 15 April 15 May 1
SPRING* Application Round Applications Received by Receive Decision Notification by With Reply Required by
1 October 1 October 15 November 1
2 November 1 December 1 December 15

 *Applying from another country: International students requiring an F1 visa must apply no later than Round 1 for Spring enrollment. International students wishing to transfer their currently active F-1 visa may apply in Round 2.

ONLINE Master of Engineering Management
FALL Application Round Applications Received by Receive Decision Notification by With Reply Required by
1 January 15 March 15 April 15
2 April 15 May 15 June 1
SPRING Application Round Applications Received by Receive Decision Notification by With Reply Required by
1 October 1 October 15 November 1
2 November 1 December 1

December 15

ONLINE Graduate Certificate—Business Foundations for Engineers
Fall Application Round Applications Received by Receive Decision Notification by With Reply Required by
1 January 15 March 15 April 15
2 April 15 May 15 June 1

About Admission Rounds

Which round is best? That's up to you. Duke uses rounds to manage the flow of applications and to provide timely admission decisions. However, we consider every application, no matter which round it's in. So, it would be best if you chose the round with dates that fit your timeline. When making your selection, keep in mind:

  • If you are applying to other degree programs and you're concerned about responding to multiple offers, consider the date by which a reply is required
  • If you are applying to Duke MEM Online and want to include your education plans in your performance review, consider the decision notification date

Important Notes About Deadlines

  • To be considered in an application round, your application must be complete by the deadline
  • Send your scores to Duke at least one (1) month before the deadline you seek
  • Ask your recommendation providers to submit their information by the deadline
  • In some cases, Duke may postpone a decision to the next round
  • Duke can only guarantee a spot for admitted applicants until the date by which a reply is required
  • Admitted students may request to defer admission to a future term—contact Duke for more information

Advice for All Applicants

  • Think of submitting your online application as the same as sealing and mailing an envelope
  • Once you have submitted your application, none of its documents can be altered
  • Please take care to proofread carefully

Start Your Application

Click to create a Duke OneLink account and begin the online application. However, note that the application is currently being updated, and should be available for the 2022 cycle in mid to late August 2021.

 

Start Application

 

Information For International Applicants

Unlike many schools, Duke does not require financial support documents as part of the application process.

Instead, students submit this information after being admitted and decide to enroll in the program, as Duke does not automatically issue I-20s to students upon admission.

Enrolling students will receive directions from Admissions after accepting Duke's offer.


Duke is a founding member of the Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium (MEMPC)Duke University is a founding member of the Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium (MEMPC), a small group of highly recognized university graduate-level programs in engineering management.