Cognitive Neuroscience Admitting Program

Students enrolled in Duke's graduate Cognitive Neuroscience Admitting Program will gain a thorough understanding of the intellectual issues that drive this rapidly growing field, as well as expertise in the major methods for cognitive brain research.


The graduate program in neurobiology at Duke is an interdepartmental program for students to pursue the Ph.D. degree with 42 faculty mentors in 13 different departments.

Psychology & Neuroscience

Graduate training in psychology & neuroscience at Duke provides students with exceptional opportunities to examine mind, brain and behavior at different levels of analysis.

Bioethics & Science Policy

This program teaches students how to identify, analyze and propose solutions to a myriad of complex issues at the intersection of science, technology, ethics and policy.


Duke Biology offers diverse training opportunities for students seeking a Ph.D. in biological sciences.

Biomedical Engineering

Consistently ranked one of the top five biomedical engineering programs in the U.S., Duke biomedical engineering prepares graduates to be leaders in industry and academia.

Cell & Molecular Biology

Duke's cell & molecular biology training program grew from a biochemistry training program that was highly interdisciplinary and included all the departments of the basic biological sciences at Duke.

Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Duke is an internationally recognized leader in research and education where student work on innovative and cutting-edge research programs, and graduates are regularly recruited to top industry and academic institutions.

Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health Program

Duke's Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health Program is a predoctoral training program which prepares students for research careers in environmental health, awarding interdepartmental and multidisciplinary Ph.D.s.

Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

The Department of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology at Duke is consistently ranked as having one of the top pharmacology graduate programs in the nation, with its focus on preparing individuals for a career in independent research.


In addition to their own Ph.D. program, philosophy at Duke offers joint J.D./M.A. and J.D./Ph.D. programs with the law school and offers certificates in Philosophy of Biology, History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine, and Cognitive Neuroscience.

Learn more about DIBS

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences is a scientific institute with a collaborative spirit and a commitment to education, service and knowledge across disciplines. We encourage creativity, taking risks, sharing ideas and working together.


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