Tuition and Fees

Students are responsible for ensuring they have the means to support themselves and the ability to pay tuition and fees due the university.  Financial assistance for the Master of Biostatistics Program can take the form of program scholarships, paid assistantships, and federal financial aid packages. The Master of Biostatistics Program does not require you to submit a separate application to apply for departmental scholarship. 

Duke employees may be eligible for the university’s Employee Tuition Assistance Program. 

More information about financial support for the Master of Biostatistics Program and general financial aid is available at the Office of Financial Aid.  

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year is $20,682 per semester, for full-time study (9 credits or more). All applicants accepted to the Master of Biostatistics program will automatically be considered for a limited number of partial tuition scholarships for our program. An applicant's completed application materials will serve as their scholarship application. 

Cost Per Year:  Tuition and Fees
2024-2025 $41,364

A summary of the estimated costs for the 2024-2054 academic year for the Master of Biostatistics Program is found here


All accepted applicants for full-time study in the Master of Biostatistics program are automatically considered for limited tuition scholarships on a competitive basis from the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. (No separate application for financial aid is necessary.)  Our program scholarship funds are limited, and the available amount varies from year to year.


Assistantships may become available at any time. However, the number of available opportunities depends on the needs of the groups who are hiring and the fit of the student to those positions.

Federal Financial Aid

Qualified students may be eligible for unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford loans and the Federal Direct PLUS Loan up to the cost of education. The unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan interest rate and the Federal Direct PLUS Loan interest rate are both fixed rates. More information about the Federal Direct Stafford Loan and the Federal Direct PLUS Loan can be found on the Duke Financial Aid website.

To be considered for federal financial aid, eligible students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). The School of Medicine’s federal school code for the FAFSA is 002920. More information, including specific eligibility requirements, about federal need-based financial aid can be found on the FAFSA website.  Federal financial aid is not available to international students.

Work Study

As the School of Medicine does not receive funding for work study, our students are ineligible for the university’s work study program