How to Apply


Ph.D. applications are due January 1 for enrollment in the following fall semester. (NOTE: Although your application must be completed by the deadline, it is acceptable for final scores from standardized test, and some reference letters, to come in a little later.)


To apply for our graduate programs, you should complete the online application at the Graduate School.


All applicants must satisfy all basic requirements of the Duke Graduate School, including GRE and English language prereqs. Further information regarding the application process and requirements is available at the Graduate School website above or by mail: 

Graduate School Admissions Office
2127 Campus Drive
Duke University
Box 90065
Durham, NC 27708-0065
phone/fax: (919) 684-3913/2277

For answers to other commonly asked questions about admission, please see our Ph.D. Frequently Asked Questions.