As outlined in the Statement of Prerequisite Coursework, Master of Environmental Management (MEM) students are expected to have some previous training in the natural sciences or the social sciences; one semester of college calculus; and one college statistics course. Additional courses might be required or recommended depending on the student’s choice of concentrations within the MEM degree. Learn more

MEM Credit Structure

Specific to Your Path

  • Environment Concentration Courses: 12 credits (4 courses) in your chosen concentration, see below
  • Management Concentration Courses: 12 credits (4 courses) in your chosen concentration, see below
  • Free Electives: 17-19 credits (5-6 courses)

All MEM Students

  • Master's Project (MP): 4-6 credits
  • Seminar: 1 credit awarded at the end of 4 semesters

TOTAL: Minimum 48 credits required

Dual-Degree Students: If you are pursuing the MEM in conjunction with another professional degree at Duke or at one of our partner schools, consult the concurrent degree requirements for additional information.