2023-24 Cost of Attendance
Estimated cost for the first year of study, rounded to the nearest U.S. dollar (cost for the second year of study may be based on a 3-5% percent increase of the figures below).
Students enrolled in the accelerated program are required to attend a summer session and will incur additional tuition and university fees, as well as living expenses.
|Estimated Cost||Traditional (48 credits) MIDP||Accelerated (30 credits) MIDP|
Estimated Direct Costs
|Tuition and Registration Fee||$52,050||$52,050|
|Student Health Fee||$945||$945|
|Sanford School Fee||$100||$100|
|Recreational Facilities Fee||$360||$360|
|Graduate Activity Fee||$36.50||$36.50|
|Graduate Student Service Fee||$23||$23|
|Student Medical Insurance Program (SMIP)||$3,282.12||$3,282.12|
|Summer Tuition ($2,169 per credit hour)||-||$13,014|
|Summer Health Fee (estimated)||-||$302|
|Total Direct Costs||$56,916.62||$70,232.62|
Estimated Indirect Costs
|Books and Supplies||$668||$668|
|Housing and Utilities||$13,032||$17,376|
|Total Estimated Indirect Costs||$23,870||$31,604|
|Total Estimated Cost of Attendance|
(Direct + Indirect Costs)
Health Insurance Requirement
All graduate students are required to have health insurance. International students must use Duke Student Health Insurance and will be enrolled automatically during the fall semester. Coverage is provided for the entire academic year.
We highly encourage students to add their spouse to the health insurance plan for the 2023-24 year; the annual charge is $6,182. To add child(ren), the annual charge is $3,512. To add a family (spouse and children) the annual charge is $9,692.
Health Insurance Rates for 2023-24
Medical Insurance Carrier: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Cost for 2023-24 year (August through July):
Cost for fall only:
- $1,386.80 (with $33 processing/admin Fee)
- $1,353.80 (without $33 processing/admin fee)
Cost for spring only:
- $1,928.32 (with $33 processing/admin fee)
- $1,895.32 (without $33 processing/admin fee).
Spouse/Domestic partner enrollment only:
Dependent enrollment only:
Family enrollment without the student’s insurance cost:
Dental Insurance Carrier: Aetna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
Cost for 2023-24 year (August through July): $329.00
No prorated charges are offered. Dental enrollment is for the full school benefit year (2023-2024, August through July).
For International Students
Before visa documents are issued, international students must show proof of adequate funding for living expenses that will be incurred during the first year of study.
Minimum living expenses for 2023-24 are US $1,600/month for a single person. International students entering the program must prove possession of the first twelve months of living expenses ($1,600/month x 12 months), for a total of $19,200.
Additional proof of funding is required if students will be accompanied by a spouse and/or children. The amount of funding that must be demonstrated for a spouse is $750/month and the amount for each child is $350/month. So as an example, if an international student wishes to bring a spouse and two children with them, they would need to prove an additional $17,400 of funding ($750/month x 12 months + $700/month x 12 months).