Our programs allow students the flexibility to customize their education at our main campus, located in Durham, and our Duke University Marine Lab campus located in the coastal city of Beaufort, N.C.
Our rigorous academic programs prepare students to be leaders and innovators in environmental science, policy and management; energy; technology; physical and marine sciences; conservation; medicine and global health; law, and other high-impact fields.
We offer 10 master’s degree programs and seven concurrent-degree options. Each is structured to give you the practical knowledge, skills and experience to be an environmental leader and innovator, prepared to make positive changes in the world.
Doctoral students at the Nicholas School work alongside world-renowned faculty to earn degrees with a variety of programs; some of which are solely within the Nicholas School, and others that are interdepartmental within Duke.
Certificate programs provide an opportunity for students to dive deeper into a specific environmental area, and develop real world knowledge and skills to carry into the professional ranks.