Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for the Master in Interdisciplinary Data Science program

Tuition Cost for Class (entering Fall 2021)

Fall 2021: $28,950
Spring 2022: $28,950
Fall 2022: $30,110 (projected)*
Spring 2023: $30,110 (projected)*

*Fourth Semester Tuition assumes that no electives beyond the 6 elective maximum are taken. If additional electives are taken, they will result in additional tuition depending on arrangements with partnering departments. This is the current tuition structure and the Fall 2021 entry tuition will be posted later this Fall/early Spring. Rates are subject to change and typically increase no more than 4% per academic year.

For non-tuition costs, please see the Graduate School web site.

Financial Aid

Partial tuition scholarships are available. We take into consideration financial need as well as merit when awarding scholarships.

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 2020/2021 FAFSA and have your completed tax returns for 2018.  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.