Duke undergrads can earn a bachelor's degree and a Master of Engineering degree in just five years through Duke's progressive 4 1 Masters program.
You get a head start in this accelerated program by taking graduate level courses during your senior year. Note that no matter when you apply, you'll remain an undergraduate for four years before becoming an MEng student in the fifth year.
School of Medicine Third Year thesis credit will be based on submission of a document whose rigor is consistent with current Third Year theses.
As with all current Third Year theses, the thesis proposals will require Third Year School of Medicine approval.
Typically, matriculation will occur in summer term 1 after the spring semester of the senior year, and students will complete the internship requirement within 1 year of matriculation.
Students will be charged as undergraduates for the first four years and as MEng students for the fifth year.If a 4 1 student desires to take graduate level electives classes that are not available to undergraduates, a 4 1 student should take these courses in the fifth year of study.Trinity students need to plan their undergraduate courses carefully to ensure they allow room in their schedule for graduate level courses in their senior year.Note that being accepted as a Ph D student does not guarantee acceptance as an MEng student.Note that students will generally receive their MEng degree at the same time or after receiving their Ph D.To this day when I speak to prospective Pratt students, I highlight the unique MEng program that Duke has to offer.Everything from graduate student campout to MEMP seminars enhanced my overall Duke experience." Rachel Fleming BSE Civil Engineering May 2012MEng Civil Engineering May 2013Gilbane Building Company Durham, North Carolina Students who received their Ph D degree from the Pratt School of Engineering may also want to pursue a MEng degree to obtain the breadth found in the MEng core courses.If a student does not obtain a Ph D, only four of the technical courses taken as a Ph D student may be applied to the MEng degree.The other four technical MEng course requirements and the MEng core courses must be taken after enrollment in the MEng Program.*The transfer of credit requires approval of the Director of Master of Engineering Studies (DMS) for the major of interest and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs. That means that you should select your application term based on when you'd like to receive a decision, not on when you'll actually join the MEng program in your 5th year.AB Duke scholars and other students on a case-by-case basis may be able to allocate up to six courses towards the degree. Example: If you’d like a decision before you take the classes, apply for the term in which you’ll take them.