Tuition and Financial Aid

For Duke's On-Campus Master of Engineering Management program

Estimated Tuition, Fees & Expenses

Duke Master of Engineering Management campus program tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year is $34,456 per semester taken at the university.

In general, completion of the eight required courses would result in a total tuition cost of $66,912.

The normal program duration is one year (2 semesters). Tuition is subject to confirmation each May.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2024-2025 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Tuition $33,456 $33,456
Health Fee $487 $487
Health Insurance $3,381 $0
Activity Fee $18 $18
Student Services Fee $12 $12
Transcript Fee $120 $0
Recreation Fee $190 $190
Housing $6,008 $7,510
Board (Food) $1,880 $2,350
Books & Supplies $322 $322
Local Transportation $904 $1,130
Personal & Miscellaneous $1,896 $2,370
Total Cost of Attendance, per semester $48,674 $47,845
Total Cost of Attendance, per academic year $96,519

Important Notes

  • Tuition, fees, and expense estimates are subject to confirmation each May. Rates subject to change.
  • Purchase of health insurance is required unless you can show proof of comparable private insurance coverage
  • Domestic students, if accepting a federal loan, may anticipate approximately $900 in loan origination fees per semester
  • The normal course load is four courses (12 units) per semester
  • No tuition is charged for the two courses (6 units) received for the summer internship and internship assessment courses or for the seminar and workshop series
  • There is no charge for course registration for students in the Duke Master of Engineering Management program
  • Federal Financial Aid recipients may qualify for work study.
  • International students bringing a spouse and/or dependent(s) may find funding requirements here.

If You Choose to Extend the Program

  • 3 Semesters: Students extending the program to three semesters pay no tuition in the third semester but are responsible for any student fees
  • 4 Semesters: Students who then extend the program to four semesters pay by course unit in the fourth semester, including all student fees

More about part-time study and extending the program »

Financial Aid

Because the Duke Master of Engineering Management is a professional degree, most students pay their own tuition costs. Below, find information on selected internal and external aid opportunities.


Financial aid packages for domestic master's degree students are limited to the Direct Lending Federal Loan Programs.

If you are eligible for federal financial aid, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The FAFSA is required for any need-based loan program, including work-study.

Duke's school code is 002920.

Fellowships and Scholarships

The Duke Master of Engineering Management Program has limited financial assistance available through the following fellowships for US Citizens and Permanent Residents:

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 Duke Master of Engineering Management 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...

Veteran's Benefits

Duke offers information for veterans of the US Armed Forces who may apply for VA benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Program.

External Funding Opportunities

Browse lists of selected global external funding opportunities »

On-Campus Work

  • Teaching assistantships are available in some academic departments. Some departments may have research assistantships. Positions are generally posted (Duke NetID required) and filled each semester, shortly before classes begin
  • Duke graduate students may also work as Resident Assistants and Graduate Residents in Duke's on-campus housing

Not Eligible for GEM Fellowship

Though Duke’s Graduate School appears on a list of schools honoring the GEM fellowship, the Duke Master of Engineering Management Program (Duke MEMP) is not eligible for the GEM fellowship.

This is because Duke MEMP is a professional program offered by Duke's Pratt School of Engineering, not its Graduate School. Also, limited available financial aid in this master's degree program does not meet the expectation that tuition and fees be covered by the participating university.

Download the Policies and Procedures Manual for Financial Aid »