Graduate Degree Programs

Gain engineering expertise as part of a world-class university community with Duke's PhD program and master's degree programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

6 Reasons to Choose Duke ECE

  • An energetic, interdisciplinary research environment—with internationally recognized faculty conducting leading research in computer engineering, engineering physics, microelectronics, photonics, nanotechnology, signal and information processing, and robotics
  • A highly entrepreneurial culture, with a strong record of start-up successes and an engineering-based Office of Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • DEEP SEA (Duke Engineering Entrepreneurial Pipelines Startup Entry Accelerator)—a unique opportunity for ECE grad students to receive seed funding to pursue entrepreneurial ideas
  • A wealth of internship opportunities, thanks to close ties with industry partners such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Intel and Microsoft, as well as Cisco, IBM, Lenovo and other companies in nearby Research Triangle Park (home to 200-plus tech companies)
  • A welcoming and close-knit community of peers and mentors within ECE and across Duke
  • A terrific location in one of America’s award-winning cities–plus a lower cost of living compared to the Northeast and West Coast

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More Benefits for choosing Duke

For PhD students:

  • Direct admission to a research group
  • Full funding, plus conference & travel support
  • PhD Plus, our innovative professional development program

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For master's students:

  • Dedicated career services
  • Internship resources with ECE startups and industry partners
  • Research opportunities in ECE faculty labs

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