Concurrent Graduate Certificates

The Pratt School of Engineering offers rigorous standalone and concurrent graduate certificate programs that recognize students for work in leading-edge areas of multidisciplinary research. These certificate programs provide graduate students with advanced training in interdisciplinary or emerging fields of knowledge.

Concurrent certificates are not standalone and cannot be earned independent of the student’s degree. A student must be enrolled in a graduate degree program prior to enrolling in a certificate program. If a student completes the concurrent certificate’s requirements, it will only be awarded when the primary graduate degree is also completed. A concurrent certificate will not be awarded if the student does not complete their primary graduate degree, even in the case that the certificate’s requirements have been met. Students do not incur additional tuition or fees for a concurrent certificate program. The student’s official Duke University transcript will note the certificate.

Additional information regarding application processes and curriculum requirements for each certificate program is available at