Tuition & Fees

MEM, MF, and Online (DEL-MEM) STUDENTS

 

Estimated Cost of Attendance 2016-2017 - On-Campus Program

 Educational Expenses  
 Tuition:  $37, 250  
 Fees*:  $1,142 
 Total:  $38, 392 
   
 Estimated Personal Expenses:  
 Books & Supplies: $1,248 
 Room & Board (Food):  $12,716 
 Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  $5,760 
   
 Total Estimated Cost of Attendance:                 $58,116 

*Fees include: student health fee, student government fee, recreation fees, student services fee and transcript fees. Students who are non-native English speakers may need to pay an additional fee for English language instruction (see below).

For health insurance program costs available to students and their dependents, see https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/studenthealth/health

 

Estimated Cost of Attendance 2016-2017 - DEL-MEM Online Program

 Educational Expenses  
 Tuition:  $37, 250  
 Fees**:  $40 
 Total:  $37, 290 
   
 Estimated Personal Expenses:  
 Books & Supplies: $275 
 Room & Board (Food):  $3,444 
 Miscellaneous Personal Expenses:  $1,300 
   
 Total Estimated Cost of Attendance:                 $42,309 

**Transcript Fee.

For health insurance program costs available to students and their dependents, see https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/studenthealth/health


WHAT YOUR TUITION COVERS

The Nicholas School uses a “flat-fee” tuition structure, which means all master’s degree students pay the same tuition regardless of their specific program or whether the work is done online or in residence. This flat fee covers between 9 and 15 units of credit per semester. Normal full-time enrollment for on-campus MEM/MF students is expected to be 12 units per semester.  Online DEL-MEM students must be enrolled with at least 6 course credits to be considered a full-time student.

Students in the two-year MEM, MF, and online DEL-MEM programs pay the flat-fee tuition for four semesters. 

Summer Session
Summer classes are not included in the flat-fee tuition. If you wish to take additional summer credits, find courses and tuition information at the Duke Summer Session website. Students may also study during the summer at the Duke Marine Lab.

Special Cases
Registering for fewer than nine or more than 15 credits in a semester requires special permission. Students who are permitted to enroll part-time (fewer than nine units) will be charged $1688 per credit unit for the 2016-2017 academic year and $1688 per audited course for non-degree seeking students.

All students must be registered, approved for a leave of absence, or pay a minimum continuation registration fee ($350 for 2016-2017) for each semester until their degree is completed. Students who have completed the required semesters and all course requirements except the master's project will be charged the continuation registration fee each semester until their degree is completed.


PLANNING FOR OTHER EXPENSES

For on-campus students, housing is typically the second-largest expense after tuition. Most graduate students rent off-campus housing from private landlords; however, limited on-campus housing is also available for professional and graduate students. Duke’s Housing, Dining & Residence Life website is a great place to start your housing search. Lodging expenses for online DEL-MEM students includes hotel expenses (or other living arrangements) for each of the five (5) required place-based sessions.

Transportation costs vary significantly depending on where you live and how you plan to get to school. The Student Affairs Transportation website provides guidance about the transportation options to consider.   Transportation costs for online DEL-MEM students includes transportation to and from campus and/or Washington D.C. for eath of the five (5) required place-based sessions.


MORE INFORMATION:

International Students:
Must provide a statement of support for their visa application. International students must have proof of support for ten months of living expenses. The “Grand Total” for the purpose of obtaining a visa is $61,295 including Duke’s student health insurance (pending expected increase for 2016-2017) plus $7,250* support for spouse and $3,250 support per dependent in addition to spouse. All incoming non-native English-speaking students will be required to be tested in written and oral English skills. As a result of the tests, some students will be required to take one or more English courses. Those students required to take English courses will be required to pay an extra fee ($1,110 in 2016-2017) for each course they are required to take. Incoming students should plan accordingly. 

Tuition varies for other degrees/programs at Duke, for more information, follow the links below: