Master of Engineering Management Program Pratt School of Engineering Duke University

Master of Engineering Management Program Pratt School of Engineering Duke University

Durham, NC
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
June 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered


Master of Engineering Management Produces Skilled Engineers Who Understand the Essential Principles of Business and Law

Duke University's Master of Engineering Management (MEM) Program helps graduate school students become skilled engineers who understand the essential principles of business and law. By combining a core management curriculum with a master's-level technical education, the program enables graduate school students to build upon their undergraduate degrees in engineering or science and develop the marketable skills that resonate with industry: business, technology management, or entrepreneurship.

The MEM program at Duke is distinctive among engineering management programs in its integration of business, law, and engineering; the flexibility of its curriculum, which can be completed in as little as one year; and its workshops, which cover a diverse range of business topics that supplement the program's course offerings. The curriculum, offered with the support of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and the Duke Law School, requires four core business courses, four technical electives, and an internship.

In addition to its campus program, the MEM program also offers a low-residency distance option for working professionals.

MEM Core Courses Enriched by Meaningful, Targeted Electives

MEM's core business courses consist of marketing, finance, management, and intellectual property/business law. Elective offerings are designed to provide variety and flexibility as students enhance their technical depth and/or breadth. Students may take courses at highly ranked departments within the Pratt School of Engineering, including Duke University's top-ranked Biomedical Engineering Department, or they may customize an interdisciplinary set of courses in subjects such as photonics or nanotechnology. Students may also select from a variety of topics in the areas of management of technology and entrepreneurship, including engineering management, and electives such as Commercializing Technology Innovations, Decision Models, Intellectual Asset Management, Operations Management, Engineering Entrepreneurship, or Project Management. Some electives in the Fuqua School of Business' Daytime M.B.A. program are also open to MEM students.

Duke University Is a Leading Institution, Consistently a Top-Ranked Graduate School

Duke University, one of the world's leading institutions in education, research, and medicine, is consistently ranked as one of the top graduate schools in the country. The Pratt School of Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of engineering disciplines, including the top-ranked biomedical engineering department. The Fuqua School of Business is the youngest of America's top-tier business schools, and the Duke University School of Law is consistently ranked as one of the best in the nation. Learn more about the Duke Advantage.

Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships, and Loans Help Make Master's Program More Affordable

Duke University's MEM program is an approved Federal Stafford and Perkins Student Loan program for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The required summer internship also helps offset the cost of the program, and many students work part-time while enrolled in the program. Several merit-based scholarships are offered to domestic students with outstanding academic records. Financial aid is not generally available for international students.

Duke's Career Development Offers More Influence, Greater Responsibilities, and Higher Starting Salary

The MEM program's diverse student body includes approximately 150 graduate school students with a wide range of engineering backgrounds from countries around the world. The program is designed to provide its graduates with more influence within their organizations, greater job responsibility, a higher starting salary, and more-rapid career advancement. Graduates of the MEM Program pursue a wide variety of careers with top organizations that range from small businesses to large firms. Many choose technical fields in engineering and information technology, while others work in sales and marketing, construction, intellectual property, and technical consulting. Students who are interested in a career that involves managing or utilizing technical or analytical skills to achieve business goals should consider Duke's MEM degree.

MEM alumni take on a wide variety of roles, including project management, product development, business or investment analysis, applications engineering, technical marketing, and even engineering entrepreneurship. Graduates have worked with a variety of top companies, including Abbott Laboratories; Alltel; Bank of America; Becton Dickinson; CapGemini; Cisco Systems; Deloitte Consulting; Deutsche Bank; Edward LifeSciences; Ernst & Young LLP; ExxonMobil; Ford Motor Company; GE Industrial Systems; General Motors; GlaxoSmithKline; Honeywell; IBM; Intel Corporation; Lockheed Martin; Medtronic; Merrill Lynch; Microsoft; Mobil Products; Nissan Motor Company, Ltd.; Parsons; Philips; PriceWaterhouseCoopers; Samsung Electronics; Skanska USA Building, Inc.; St. Jude Medical; Textron; and UBS Warburg.

Research Triangle Park in North Carolina's Is the Ideal Location for Duke's Master of Engineering Management Program

Known as the "City of Medicine," Durham, North Carolina, is located in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, an area anchored by Duke University in Durham, North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The "Triangle" is home to over 1,000,000 residents, and the Research Triangle Park boasts more than 140 major high-tech companies employing thousands of workers. With a vibrant arts scene, a mild climate, and beaches and mountains located a few hours away, it's no surprise that the area is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the country.

Location & Contact

Master of Engineering Management Program

Pratt School of Engineering
Duke University

Box 90271 101 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0271
United States
Phone: 919-660-5455

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Engineering Management Master of Engineering Management (MEM)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 143
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


20% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 693
    • Accepted 307
    • Acceptance Rate 20
    • Enrolled 162
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline June 15th March 15th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st September 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, resume, 3 letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose, transcripts
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availablemerit scholarships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students162
    • Female Percentage37%
    • Male Percentage63%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students162
    • Part-time Percentage1%
    • Full-time Percentage99%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino13%
    • Black / African American13%
    • White / Caucasian41%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native5%
    • Asian21%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander3%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown4%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty27
    • Full-time Percentage56%
    • Part-time Percentage44%
    • Female Percentage22%
    • Male Percentage78%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchEntrepreneurship, innovation and product development, project management, operations and supply chain management, financial engineering
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported




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