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Duke MeM Application Essay 2023-24

Degree Program Applicants: 3 Short-Answer Essay Questions:

  • We  can learn about your past experiences from your resume, but we’re interested in your plans. Why are you most interested in pursuing the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree from Duke University?
  • Professionalism & The Five Principles are the pillars of the Duke MEM program. Choose one (1) principle and explain how you plan to contribute in that way at Duke MEM and beyond.
  • Does any elective track within the Duke MEM program fit your needs? If so, which one and why? If not, and understanding you are free to change your mind later, list 3-4 electives within or outside MEM and how they will help you meet your career goals.

Certificate Program Applicants: 1 Short-Answer Essay Question:

  • We can learn about your past experiences from your resume, but we’re interested in your future plans. Why are you most interested in pursuing the Business Foundations certificate from Duke University?

Duke MeM Letter of recommendation 2023-2024

For master’s degree applicants: We require three (3) letters of recommendation.

Non-degree and certificate applicants: We require two (2) letters of recommendation.

Recommendations must be submitted electronically in the online application. These can be academic or professional. If you’re still a student, at least one should be academic. If you’re a working professional, it’s fine for all three to be professional.

When choosing academic recommendation providers, don’t simply choose those professors who gave you the highest grades. Instead, think about selecting those who can give insight into your preparedness for the program. Give them an overview of the program, a copy of your resume and an understanding of your goals.

In the online application, you will be required to enter the contact information of your recommenders—including your email address. The recommenders will, in turn, be emailed a link from which they will access the online recommendation form and be allowed to upload a letter in support of your application.

You may submit your application if your recommendation providers haven’t yet submitted their recommendations. Our online application system will continue to match your material after submission.

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