Concurrent Master's Degree
The Duke Graduate School allows students enrolled in the Math Ph.D. program to earn a Concurrent Master's Degree. The requirements for a concurrent Master of Arts (AM, Artium Magister in Latin) degree in Mathematics are:
- Ten mathematics courses at the 500/600 level.
- Qualify in three courses in (at least) two distinct areas.
Any Duke PhD student may earn a concurrent Master's degree in their home department, or in any other department with a Master's program. (Math does not have a Master's program, and so are not able to award concurrent Master's degrees to non-Math PhD students.) The first Master's degree is free, but fees apply to subsequent degrees.
Outside the Department
If you are a Math PhD student interested in earning a Master's degree from another department, please refer to the list of Master's Programs offered by the Graduate School. You may earn a concurrent Master's in any program with an admitting Master's Program. Popular programs for Math PhD's include Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, and Interdisciplinary Data Science.
If you are interested in earning a concurrent Master's please contact that department's DGS for the requirements. Eligibility should be confirmed by contacting the Graduate School, see the posted Graduate School's guidelines and forms. Always check-in with the Math DGSA about policies and procedures.
Math PhD students may also pursue a graduate certificate through one of Duke's Certificate Programs. Most of the offered certificate programs are interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary which draw upon the unique strengths of Duke’s research institutes and faculty.