Concentrations, Certificates & Training Programs

Master's Concentrations

Our master's programs feature flexible curricula. We also offer these concentrations in our Master of Science (MS) and Master of Engineering (MEng) degree programs, which align with the research interests of our faculty:

  • Bioelectric Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
  • Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
  • Biosensors and Bioinstrumentation
  • Biotechnology
  • Computational Modeling of Biological Systems
  • Drug and Gene Delivery
  • Health Data Science
  • Immune Engineering
  • Neural Engineering
  • Synthetic and Systems Biology
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Graduate CertificateS

For Master's and PhD Students

Certificate in Photonics

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.

For PhD Students

Certificate in Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering

The multidisciplinary certificate program in Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering integrates activities in engineering, the life sciences, and medicine. The program emphasizes research, graduate education and interactions with industry. The research focus of the program is the interaction of proteins, cells and tissues with materials and drugs in natural biological processes, and in the medical diagnosis and therapy. Learn more

PhD Training Programs

Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering

The Duke Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE) was awarded a biotechnology pre-doctoral (PhD) training grant from NIGMS. The grant supports the stipend, tuition and fees for nine (9) pre-doctoral fellows, with The Graduate School at Duke 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. Learn more

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. Learn more

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. Learn more