Concentrations, Certificates & Training Programs

Master's Concentrations

Our master's programs feature flexible curricula that allow you to customize your degree.

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

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 »

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. Learn more »

Certificate in Nanoscience

Duke BME participates in the university-wide Graduate Certificate Program in Nanoscience – which provides an interdisciplinary education in the broad areas of nanoscience and nanomaterials. Learn more »

Training Programs

Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering

Through biotechnology pre-doctoral (PhD) training grant, the Duke Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE) supports stipend, tuition and fees for nine 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 years. Learn more »

Integrative Bioinformatics for Investigating and Engineering Microbiomes (IBIEM)

Integrative Bioinformatics for Investigating and Engineering Microbiomes (IBIEM) is an interdisciplinary graduate training program between Duke and North Carolina A&T State University which brings together scientists with interests in microbiome research. The educational model of IBIEM transcends communication barriers between disciplines and promotes team science. Graduate students in microbiology, engineering and other empirical sciences are cross-trained with theorists, model builders and computational scientists. IBIEM trainees are exposed to and develop a range of skills as well as be engaged with the community through outreach activities aimed at promoting science and engineering to the public. Learn more »

Medical Imaging

The Duke Medical Imaging Training Program prepares doctoral (PhD) students for interdisciplinary research at the leading edge of medical imaging. Students participating in the program are funded for the first two 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 (IGERT)

The WISeNet Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program prepares doctoral (PhD) students for interdisciplinary research in wireless sensor networks. Students in this program are supported for up to two years, and receive a WISeNet graduate certificate upon completion of a PhD from one of the participating departments in the Pratt School of Engineering, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or Nicholas School of the Environment. Learn more »