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Application Requirements

Applications are accepted for the fall semester only for most programs. The MEM online program accepts applicants for fall and spring semesters.

Admission requires the following:

  • a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, or a related field from an accredited institution (transcripts required, including an estimated GPA)*

  • short answer essays*

  • résumé*

  • three recommendations*

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) results or equivalent**

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam, or Duolingo English Test results (international applicants only)

  • a nonrefundable application fee of $75 USD to be paid via credit card*

  • a video introduction*

  • an interview (MEM only)

For more information on the application requirements, see the MEM and/or MEng websites.

*Items that can be submitted online using the online application.

**Submitting GRE results is optional for the 2023-2024 academic year.

International Applicants

Unlike many schools, Duke does not require financial support documents as part of the application; instead, students submit this information after they have been admitted and are enrolled in the program.

Duke does not automatically issue I-20s/DS-2019s to students upon admission. Instead, students work with the admissions office to submit information and supporting documents to Duke’s Visa Services Office.

Upon accepting the offer of admission, a student will receive an email from the admissions office with credentials to commence the visa process.

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed in rounds, and applicants should submit their application materials as early as possible but before the deadlines listed on the MEM and/or MEng websites. An application is not considered complete until every component has been received, and an application must be complete by a round’s deadline in order to be considered for that round.

In some cases, a program may postpone a decision to the next round. Admitted students may request to defer admission for up to one year.

Admission Revocation

The Pratt Professional School reserves the right to rescind any applicant’s admission to the program if new information arises pertaining to significant academic performance issues, criminal activity, Duke Community Standard violations, or other extraordinary circumstances. In general, significant issues that justify withdrawing an offer of admission would be those that could lead to a suspension or dismissal if a student were already enrolled in the MEM or MEng programs.

Decisions to revoke admissions will be made by the MEM or MEng Program Admissions Committee, and appeals will be heard by the Associate Dean for Research and Infrastructure.