How to Apply

Here's what you need to know to apply for a MEM (on-campus or online) or MF:

Students interested in the Nicholas School’s undergraduate or doctoral programs apply and are admitted through Trinity College of Arts and Sciences (undergraduate) and the Duke University Graduate School (doctoral). Students interested in the international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) at Duke Kunshan University (China) programs apply here.


  • Online application available September 16, 2019
    • Priority deadline: December 16, 2019
    • Regular deadline: January 17, 2020


Application Instructions:

  1. To begin your application, you will need to register a Duke OneLink account. If you have ever applied to another Duke University program, including the undergraduate program, chances are you already have a OneLink account, it may just need to be reactivated.
  2. If you choose to link your OneLink account to your social media, you must first log out of any existing social media accounts before attempting to link the two. If you have trouble creating a OneLink account or accessing your application, visit the OneLink Help Page.
  3. Start the application by answering some general identification and education questions.
  4. Attach the required supplemental documents.
  5. Pay the $80 application fee and submit your application.
  6. Your application is not considered complete until all letters of recommendation are received. When all letters of recommendation are received, the review process will begin.
  7. You may track the status of your application within the Slate application portal.

If you need assistance creating a OneLink account or accessing your application, visit the OneLink Help Page. If you need assistance with the application itself, please email our office at (except where other instructions are noted within the application). If you start an application in error--for instance, creating a duplicate application or creating an application meant for the PhD program--please contact the Enrollment Services team so we may withdraw it.


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