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

AI for Understanding and Designing Materials (aiM)

AI for Understanding and Designing Materials (aiM) is an NSF-funded graduate training program that provides students with integrated training for both materials and computer scientists to advance the frontiers of research and training at the intersection of data-driven artificial intelligence and materials science research. The proram is open to PhD students across the physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, materials science, and engineering. Learn more »

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 »

Traineeship for the Advancement of Surgical Technologies (TAST)

The NSF-funded Traineeship for the Advancement of Surgical Technologies (TAST) prepares graduate students to design advanced surgical technologies that benefit society through technical coursework, real-world surgical design challenges, professional development and study of legal, ethical, societal and economic considerations. TAST is a two-year program open to PhD and master’s students in the Pratt School of Engineering as well as the Department of Computer Science. Learn more » (scroll down to the "Research Traineeship Programs" header and open the "TAST" link)

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 »