We encourage applications from students with strong undergraduate backgrounds in multiple of biology, statistics, mathematics, physics, and computer science. We look for students who have excelled in science coursework as undergraduates and/or who have performed at a high level in independent study, research, or work. We admit young scientists of great promise and teach them to be excellent researchers and life-long learners.
Applicants should submit an electronic application and all supporting materials through the Duke Graduate School. Do not send application materials or supporting documents directly to the CBB program.
All CBB students are guaranteed at least five years of funding that includes tuition, fees and a generous stipend. The uniform stipend for academic year 2017 - 2018 is $30,550. The CBB Graduate Program provides support for students admitted directly into the program for the first year of doctoral study. Beginning July 1 of the second year in residence, the faculty advisor will become responsible for the student's stipend and fees for the duration of the student's dissertation work. Many CBB students are also awarded competitive national and international graduate fellowships, such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the PhRMA Informatics Pre-doctoral Awards, the Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award and more.