For Prospective Students

We ordinarily admit between 12 to 15 new graduate students each year. The ratio of students to faculty is 2:1. As a student in our program, you are joining a supportive community both intellectually and socially. Graduate student colloquium is a core part of our program, as are cook-outs, parties and the annual graduate school camp-out for Duke men's basketball tickets.

Explore our Program
 

Financial Aid

Read about our financial aid opportunities, including fellowships from the university and other sources, teaching, and work-study.

How to Apply

Learn how to apply for a Political Science Ph.D., and Juris Doctorate/Master of Arts degree.

Graduate Life

Learn about the many aspects of student graduate life, including groups, activities and life in Durham, NC.

Graduate Program Overview

A pdf copy of the Graduate Program overview booklet can be found here.  For specific inquiries not covered in the booklet, please contact Kathy Ivanov at kathy.ivanov@duke.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to questions about test scores, selectivity and opportunities, etc.