Concentrations, Certificates & Training Programs

Master's Concentrations

Our master's programs feature flexible curricula that allow you to customize your degree with concentrations that align with the research interests of our faculty:

  • Bioelectric Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
  • Biomedical Imaging and Biophotonics
  • Biosensors and Bioinstrumentation
  • Biotechnology (see below for certificate option)
  • Computational Modeling of Biological Systems
  • Drug and Gene Delivery
  • Health Data Science
  • Immune Engineering
  • Medical Device Design (see below for certificate option)
  • Neural Engineering
  • Synthetic and Systems Biology
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Graduate CertificateS

Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering

The PhD certificate program in Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering integrates engineering, life sciences, and medicine. The program emphasizes research, graduate education and interactions with industry. Learn more »


The master's Certificate in Biotechnology provides students with in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge techniques for modeling, analyzing and designing molecular and cellular systems. Learn more »

Medical Device Design

Students working toward the master's Certificate in Medical Device Design are well-prepared for a career in the medical equipment industry. Learn more »


Duke BME participates in the university-wide Graduate Certificate Program in Nanoscience for PhD and master's students—which provides an interdisciplinary education in the broad areas of nanoscience and nanomaterials. Learn more »


The Duke Photonics Certificate provides a venue for master's and PhD students to learn more about photonics as a path to interdisciplinary research and technology development. Students develop interdisciplinary and transferable sets of skills in course work and research. Learn more »

Training Programs

Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering

Through NIH-supported biotechnology pre-doctoral (PhD) training grant, the Duke Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE) supports 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. Students are awarded fellowships in their first or second year of 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 transcends barriers between disciplines and promotes team science. 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 engaged with the community through outreach activities. Learn more »

Medical Imaging

The Duke Medical Imaging Training Program prepares doctoral (PhD) students for interdisciplinary research. Fellows 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 an area of specialization. Learn more »