Information for Prospective Students

How To Apply

Applicants to our program apply to one of five graduate training areas. Review our application process and read our FAQ.

Ph.D. Requirements

Our program emphasizes research and scholarship. Our goal is for most students to finish within five years.

Financial Support

Admitted students are guaranteed (stipend, tuition remission, fees) for five academic years.


Our graduates go on to jobs in academia, industry, private practice, and government.

Teaching Opportunities

Most of our students begin to serve as teaching assistants in their second year of graduate school.

Living in Durham

Durham is a great place for graduate study: affordable, green, rich in art & culture, vibrant, welcoming, and family-friendly.