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. Tuition for the full-time one-year program is $80,310 before scholarships consideration. View a complete cost breakdown on the Duke Graduate School Website.

Duke offers merit-based, need-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 $2,990 per credit. 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.

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Federal Resources

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Private Education Loans

International Student Resources


Consider our admissions timeline when applying for any opportunities above:MA_program_timeline_2018_v4

2018-2019 Sample Tuition Costs, Including a Sample Award*

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Sample Merit-Based Award*


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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 need-based loans and work study opportunities, contact the Graduate School Financial Aid Office.