Current Students

These pages (menu to the left) are designed to guide students through their graduate careers from the first few days on campus through applying for jobs and submitting theses for graduation.  You will find advice, funding and summer opportunities, and information on the three program milestones.

Program Milestones

  • The oral qualifying exam
  • The oral preliminary exam (thesis proposal)
  • The thesis defense and submission to the grad school

See the links to the left for details.  READ THOSE PAGES CAREFULLY: there are administrative requirements to meet and forms to be submitted (with particular deadlines/time requirements).   The Laurie Triggiano (DGSA,, Physics 117), can answer any questions that you have.

Additional Links

Quick Links
Graduate School Forms
Committee approval, prelim outcome form, course withdrawal, and more
Graduate School Policies
For PhD and MA students
Visa Services Office
CPT, OPT, travel abroad & reentry
International House
Events, community support, networking and resources
The Bursar
Tuition & fees info, payment options, tax info
Graduate School - Financial Support
Find funding from Duke and external sources
The Duke Card
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Log in to look at your pay statements.