How to Apply

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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 18
    • Priority deadline: December 15 (applicants are encouraged to apply early for full financial aid consideration)
    • Regular deadline: January 15


Application Instructions:

  1. Create a ChooseDuke account (detailed instructions here)
  2. Complete the Application Online
  3. Submit your application fee
  4. Upload Supplemental Materials (unofficial transcripts, essays, resume, etc)

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