Tuition and Financial Aid


Duke MEM Online tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year is $8,364‬ per course taken at the university. Students generally take two courses per semester over four semesters, though we offer flexibility to those who want to extend the program.

In general, completion of the eight required program courses would result in a total tuition cost of $66,912. Please note that course credits earned through the internship requirement do not incur tuition charges.

Estimated Cost of Attendance 2024-2025

Tuition $66,912 ($16,728 per semester)*
Transcript Fee $120*
Residency Fee $4,275 ($1,425 residency)
Books $644*
TOTAL $71,951

*Students typically take 2 courses per semester. Tuition, fees, and estimates subject to confirmation each May. Rates subject to change.

Domestic students, if accepting a federal loan, may anticipate approximately $900 in loan origination fees per semester.

The expected course load for online students is 2 courses (6 units) per semester and the expected program duration is 4 semesters. Students taking fewer than 2 courses (6 units) may pay $2,788 per unit.

No tuition is charged for course credits received for an internship, internship assessment, or residency courses. There is a room and board fee associated with residency.

There is no charge for course registration.


Tuition is charged on a per-semester basis, based on two (2) courses per semester. The tuition per semester for 2024-2025 is $16,728.

Transcript Fee

All entering students will be charged in the first semester a one-time mandatory fee of $120 for transcripts. This fee entitles the student to an unlimited number of Duke transcripts.

Transportation and Parking

Online MEMP students will be responsible for arranging their own travel to Duke for the three required residencies. Once on campus, parking and local transportation will be provided. The Residency Fee for 2024-2025 is $1,425 per residency.

Payment of Accounts

The Duke Bursar's Office issues invoices each semester to registered students four to six weeks before the start of classes. The total due is payable by the invoice late payment date, which is typically a week prior to the start of classes.  A student is required to pay all invoices as presented and will be in default if the total amount is not paid in full by the due date.  A student in default will not be allowed to receive a transcript of academic records or receive a diploma at graduation.

For more information about monthly payment options and more, contact the Duke Bursar’s Office:

Financial Aid

Employer Support, Loans and Veteran's Benefits

Because Duke Engineering Management is a professional degree, most students pay their own educational costs.

Additional resource options include:

Employer Support

You’ll gain the most from your Duke education if your organization supports you.

Here's some advice:

Start Now

Obtaining approval will probably take longer than you expect, so allow plenty of time.

Evaluate Yourself

Demonstrate motivation. Plan a career path within your organization. Identify the skills and knowledge you need to assume more responsibility. As you plan, anticipate concerns from your employer, such as:

  • How will you manage time away from the office?
  • How will costs be paid?
  • How will you continue to excel on the job?
  • How, and why, does Duke Engineering Management offer greater value than other programs? The answers are here »

Do Your Homework

Research your organization’s continuing education policy and its approval process. Discover when you should present your request.

For many organizations, the ideal time is before annual budgets are set.

Talk to Others 

Speak to colleagues who earned degrees while working. Ask them how their degrees advanced their careers. Ask managers in your company for advice on developing and presenting your request.

Ask us to connect you with a recent Duke Engineering Management graduate »

Write a Formal Proposal

Prepare a written request. Detail your motivations. Include a personal profile highlighting your accomplishments.

Prepare to Negotiate

Think through concessions you are willing to make. Include them in your proposal and be ready to discuss them in detail.

Common points of negotiation include:

  • Foregoing raises or bonuses while in graduate school
  • Committing to staying with your company for a specific number of years. (A two-year commitment is common)
  • Using vacation days to attend the program's three on-campus residencies

Educational Loans

Many students take out educational loans. They feel a Duke Master of Engineering Management will provide an excellent return on the investment.

US applicants

US citizens and eligible non-citizens may borrow through the Federal Stafford Loan Program.

Applicants must first file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete your FAFSA online at — Duke’s school code is 002920

Browse Duke's list of recommended private lenders.

Note: Students awarded Federal loans must make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree.

International applicants

International applicants are not eligible for Federal loans. However, many international students take out loans in their home countries.

Many US financial institutions offer loans to international students studying in the United States. Browse Duke's list of recommended private lenders.

Veterans and Military Benefits

US Military Members and Veterans: Review Duke's information for students preparing to use their VA and military education benefits.

US Navy Nuclear Propulsion Officers: See how you can get Duke credit for your training and service.