PhD Certificates & Training Programs


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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 »

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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 »

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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)

The IBIEM training program between Duke and North Carolina A&T State University brings together scientists with interests in microbiome research. Its educational model transcends barriers between disciplines and promotes team science. Students in microbiology, engineering and other sciences are cross-trained with theorists, model builders and computational scientists. Learn more »

Duke Medical Imaging Training Program

The Duke Medical Imaging Training Program prepares PhD students for interdisciplinary research. Fellows are funded for the first two years of graduate studies. Trainees undertake a comprehensive curriculum providing initial broad training in medical physics and instrumentation followed by increasingly focused coursework in an area of specialization. Learn more »

Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)

Duke 's MD/PhD dual-degree program, the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), prepares physician-scientists for high-level research careers in the biomedical sciences and academic medicine. It successfully integrates the clinical curriculum of Duke's School of Medicine with graduate education in engineering, or in a science basic to medicine. Learn more »