Master of Arts in

Bioethics & Science Policy

S&S Leadership Award Financial Resources List

Full-Time students complete the MA in one calendar year (fall, spring, and summer semesters).

Duke requires 36 credits to complete the Master of Arts in Bioethics Science Policy. Our full-time students typically complete their degree in 12 months consisting of 2 full semesters on campus plus a summer practicum. 2021-2022 Tuition for the full-time one-year program is $86,850 before scholarships consideration. View a complete cost breakdown on the Duke Graduate School Website.

Duke offers merit-based and work-study financing options. Students are encouraged to apply early to receive consideration for merit-based scholarships.

Students are automatically considered for scholarships based on their Graduate School application – no additional application is required. In addition, Science & Society offers substantial scholarship through the Leadership Award. Jump to our extensive list of additional financial resources that extend beyond Science & Society and Duke.

Students may continue to work while studying part-time at a cost of $3,360 per credit (2021-2022). Scholarships are also available for part-time study.

Bioethics & Science Policy graduates can choose to deepen their knowledge through extra coursework at Duke. Several of our graduates supplement their degree at a nominal cost of $2,000 per semester.

Tuition and fees are set by the Duke Graduate School. For a full list of Graduate School fees, click here.


Financial Resources

Science & Society

EmilyThe S&S Leadership Award offers substantial scholarship to applicants who demonstrate the greatest potential to become leaders in making scientific advancements more accessible, just, and better integrated into society. Read more about the Award guidelines and how to apply.

Duke Resources

Federal Resources

Outside Scholarship Search

Private Education Loans

International Student Resources



Consider our admissions timeline when applying for any opportunities above:
Spring 2022 MA Deadline - 10/1/21, Spring 2022 JDMA - 10/15/21, Fall 2022 Leadership Award Deadline - 03/11/2022, Applications accepted through 05/31/2022

2020-2021 Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance

Graduate School Tuition

Fall Semester


Spring Semester


Summer Semester I


Summer Semester II



Graduate School Fees

Transcript Fee


Health Fee (Fall and Spring) $858.00
Health Fee (for Summer)


Graduate Student Service Fee (Fall and Spring)


Health Insurance (est.)


Total Tuition and Fees


Financial Assistance

Science & Society Leadership and Merit-Based Awards

10-90% off of tuition

Science & Society Graduate Assistantships

$6,000 per semester

Part Time Students

Cost per unit


Science & Society Merit-Based Award available

10-30% off of tuition

36 credits required including a 9-credit practicum

More info about tuition and fees:

  • *All prospective students are eligible to be considered for merit-based awards. Please contact us if you have any questions about these awards or about financial assistance.
  • Tuition and fees are set by the Duke Graduate School. For a full list of Graduate School fees, click here.
  • For information about work study opportunities, contact the Graduate School Financial Aid Office.