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Doctoral Degrees

Doctoral Students at the Nicholas School earn degrees through one of our three divisions:

And often focus in one of three cross-divisional programs:

How to Apply:

*Both EOS and MSC host marine scientists. EOS faculty are located on the main campus in Durham (NC), whereas MSC faculty are primarily located at the Marine Lab in Beaufort (NC).  If you are intereseted in marine sciences you should apply to EOS or MSC depending on the primarly affiliation of your potential advisor.    

**Doctoral students in MSC typically spend 1-2 semesters taking graduate classes at Duke’s main campus before moving to the Marine Lab to complete their research, although residence in Durham is not required. Some sources of funding are contingent upon having an advisor from the Marine Lab's resident faculty.