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Duke University - Nicholas School of Environment

As one of the world’s premier schools for the study of environmental science and policy, the Nicholas School is committed to helping forge the wiser path.

Through the research and outreach of our 56 core faculty members and over 50 affiliated faculty members, we engage with scientists, governments, industry leaders, conservation practitioners and communities throughout the world to address critical issues like climate change, energy, water quality, ecosystem management and conservation, and human and environmental health.

Through academic programs at the Ph.D., masters and undergraduate levels, we strive to produce a new breed of environmental leaders. Our alumni can be found in laboratories and thinktanks worldwide and in all sectors of the global economy, from the halls of Congress to the jungles of Central America, and from the top floors of corporate headquarters to the ground floor of grass-roots NGOs.
Professional Graduate Degrees
•Master of Environmental Management (MEM or DEL-MEM) degree trains students to understand the scientific basis of environmental problems, as well as the social, political and economic factors that determine effective policy options for their solution. •Students can earn an MEM degree in residence (MEM) or online (DEL-MEM).

•Master of Forestry (MF) degree develops experts in sustainable management of forested ecosystems.

Doctoral Degrees

Degrees are available in the following divisions:
•Earth & Ocean Sciences
•Environmental Sciences & Policy
•Marine Science & Conservation


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