Certificates and Training Programs

Certificates For Graduate Students

Certificate in Biotechnology

For Master of Science (MS) students

Students in Duke BME's Master of Science (MS) program may choose to earn a Certificate in Biotechnology.

A student enrolled in this MS certificate program will:

  • Train with faculty performing researching at the cutting edge of biotechnology
  • Gain experience in modeling, analysis and design of molecular and cellular systems
  • Gain hands-on laboratory skills in biotechnology, including protein expression and purification and CRISPR genome editing
  • Be well prepared for a career in the biotechnology industry

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Certificate in Photonics

For PhD and Master's Students

The purpose of the Duke Photonics Certificate is to provide a venue for master's and doctoral (PhD) students to learn more about photonics as a path to interdisciplinary research and technology development.

Students are encouraged to develop interdisciplinary and transferable sets of skills in their course work and research activities. The program is for graduate students who have been admitted to one of the participating departments.

Training Programs for PhD Students

Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering Training Program

The Duke Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE) was awarded a biotechnology pre-doctoral (PhD) training grant from NIGMS that supports a significant fraction of students seeking a CBTE certificate.

The grant supports the stipend, tuition and fees for nine (9) pre-doctoral fellows, with the graduate school contributing a tenth fellowship for a fellow who is not a United States citizen. Generally, students are awarded a NIH CBTE fellowship during their first or second year of graduate study and are supported for two years.

Duke Medical Imaging Training Program

The purpose of the Medical Imaging Training Program is to prepare doctoral (PhD) students for interdisciplinary research at the leading edge of medical imaging.

Students participating in the program are funded for the first two (2) years of graduate studies. Trainees undertake a comprehensive curriculum providing an initial broad training in medical physics and instrumentation followed by increasingly focused coursework in the student's area of specialization.

WISeNet IGERT Training Program

The purpose of the WISeNet Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program is to prepare doctoral (PhD) students for interdisciplinary research in wireless sensor networks.

Students in this program are supported for up to two (2) years, and receive a WISeNet graduate certificate upon completion of a PhD from one of the participating departments.