The Graduate School's goal is to educate the next generation of teachers, scholars, researchers and professional leaders and to develop the fields of knowledge and research within which these leaders will work.
Duke's Pratt School of Engineering is one of the top 20 engineering schools in the U.S. Prospective undergraduate students, you can: 1. Take a year to explore what engineering really is before choosing your major. 2. Study abroad - our goal is to have all of our students conduct some form of global study. We plan this into all our degree programs. 3. Hands-on research - work side by side with your professors and graduate students. You'll be SO competitive for grad school and industry jobs! 4. Double major - It's not enough to be technically savvy these days, you need more. We encourage and enable our students to double major, minor and take certificates in their areas of interest. 5. Enjoy close personal relationships with your professors - that's the benefit of a small school nestled into a top tier research and liberal arts institution. Prospective graduate students, you can: 1. Pursue graduate degree programs designed to prepare you for academic, industrial research or engineering management positions--depending on YOUR career interests. 2. Publish with faculty, present your work to professional peers, and learn about entrepreneurship and how to translate ideas into marketable technology and new business ventures. 3. Explore research at the boundaries of traditional science and engineering disciplines. We do interdisciplinary research like no one else--and our faculty came here because such collaborative, boundary crossing exploration is part of our culture. 4. Enjoy your life as a graduate student. We are a family here, and enjoy all the Durham and North Carolina have to offer. It's a great place to life and a supportive environment to craft your career.