Tuition & Financial Aid


Tuition Cost for Inaugural Class (entering Fall 2018)
Fall 2018:  $26,770
Spring 2019:  $26,770
Fall 2019:  $27,840
Spring 2019:  $12,920*
*Fourth Semester Tuition assumes that no electives beyond those required for completion of the degree are taken in the last semester. If electives beyond those required for degree completion are taken, they may result in additional tuition depending on arrangements with partnering departments.
For non-tuition costs, please see the Graduate School web site.


Financial Aid

We offer partial tuition scholarships for exceptional candidates.

Duke MIDS is committed to having a diverse student body with a variety of backgrounds and our scholarships will reflect this commitment.

Duke University Graduate School financial aid packages for master students are limited to the federal financial aid offered by William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs.  In order to be considered for federal financial aid which includes federal work study funding; you must complete the FAFSA application.  The FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Aid) is required for any need based loan program along with federal work study.  Below is one of the basic eligibility requirements to receive federal student aid: 

  • Be a United States Citizen or an eligible noncitizen
  • If you have a “green card” (in other words, if you are a permanent resident alien), you will be considered an “eligible noncitizen” and will be able to get federal student aid if you meet the other basic eligibility criteria.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, please continue to  You will need to file the 2016/2017 FAFSA and have your completed tax returns for 2015.  Graduate Students are considered independent, so therefore, NO parental income or information should be entered on the FAFSA.  Our school code is 002920.

A website maintained by Duke’s Office of Research Support lists awards available from a variety of federal and private sources, as well as awards funded by the university.