For Future Students

Please apply to the MAT program via the application on the Duke Graduate School Admissions site

Priority submission deadline: January 15, 2021
Second submission deadline: February 8, 2021

The priority application deadline is 01/15/2021. All applications received by 02/08/2021 are guaranteed review. Any application received after the second submission deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Admissions Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in the intended teaching field (or closely related field)
  • Undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Acceptable GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing)
  • Letters of recommendation which speak to the applicant's ability to pursue graduate level work as well as his/her capacity to work as a secondary school teacher
  • International applicants must achieve TOEFL scores of at least 577 (paper) or 97 (internet)

Applicants to the program complete the Graduate School Application, available online. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The MAT Faculty Advisory Committee reviews applications, and committee members interview applicants. The Dean of the Graduate School makes offers of admission.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The cost of tuition for the MAT Program for the 2021-2022 year is $49,990. Students who demonstrate financial need can expect financial assistance from the program, either in the form of a general grant or an MAT-administered endowed scholarship. The same needs-based criteria used for federal financial aid is used by MAT in making awards. In order to demonstrate financial need, students must complete the free FAFSA Form​ by February 8. 

The Durham Teaching Fellowship

The Durham Teaching Fellowship is a competitive graduate fellowship jointly funded by the President's Office, Trinity College's Dean's office, and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program. The Fellowship includes full tuition and a $12,000 stipend ($1,500 per month from September - April). This fellowship is administered as a forgivable loan requiring teaching for two years in Durham Public Schools during the first four years after completing the program. Candidates in all subject areas are eligible to apply. 

Please complete the Durham Teaching Fellowship application here. Applications must be received by February 8, 2021 to be considered. Fellowship applications received by January 15, 2021 will receive priority consideration.

Learn more about Durham Teaching Fellows

The Robert Noyce Teacher Fellowship

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Fellowship is a graduate fellowship that recruits highly-successful STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) graduates to become high school science and math teachers in high-need school districts through Duke’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program.

The Noyce Fellowship provides fellows with at least $32,000 of tuition support and a $1,000/month stipend for the duration of the MAT program (12 months). Tuition support is provided in the form of a forgivable loan, with full forgiveness granted for teaching two years in a high-need public school district within the first four years of completing the MAT program.

Duke Noyce Scholars receive continued STEM instructional support three years post-completion of their Master of Arts in Teaching program. Additional fellowship opportunities include STEM-specific professional development; funded conference travel; designated Noyce mentor teacher; and access to the Noyce Online Learning Center (NOLC).

Please complete the Robert Noyce Teacher Fellowship application here. Applications must be received by February 8, 2021 to be considered. Fellowship applications received by January 15, 2021 will receive priority consideration.