Certificates and Training Programs

Certificates For Graduate Students

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

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 (2) years.

Medical Imaging

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 Integrated Graduate Education and Research Training

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.