Applications: Applications to all biomedical PhD programs (except the Medical Scientist Training Program) are submitted through The Graduate School at Duke.

On the Program Information tab in the application, choose Intended Degree “Ph.D. (Biomedical Sciences Programs – School of Medicine)” and then select your Department/Degree of Interest. Should you opt to choose an Additional Program of Interest, your application will be accessible to both programs.

Application fee waivers for US Citizen or permanent resident applicants are available on a limited basis according to The Graduate School policy. International applicants in need of an application fee waiver for financial or hardship reasons should contact the program to which they are applying with specific request information; fee waiver availability is limited.

Financial Support: Full support (stipend, tuition, fees and health insurance) is guaranteed to all PhD students for at least five years. First-year students are supported by the institution or by individual fellowships. Students in their second year and above are supported by a T32 training grant, by their dissertation advisors through a research assistantship supported by research grants, or by individual fellowships or internships. In the event of a lapse in advisor funding, the institution (department or school) fills the gap in support.

Statistics: In an effort to provide comprehensive information for all interested individuals, The Duke University Graduate School posts application data, admissions and matriculation data, demographics, time-to-degree, completion rates, and career outcomes for all PhD programs.