Uncertain times require flexibility.
Have your plans been upended because of the current health crisis? Are you rethinking what lies ahead?
We’ve re-opened our application process and extended our deadline for fall 2020 enrollment in MEM, MF and DEL-MEM programs to July 15 to accommodate the unexpected circumstances created by COVID-19.
Your planet still needs you!
Questions & Answers
I am curious about Courses – will they be in person or online?
While we hope that we can bring everyone together on campus in the fall, we do not expect a complete “return to normal” for fall semester, with all classes in-person and at full capacity.
At this time, we are told that while some classes may have an in-person component, all classes offered in the fall semester must have an online option for those students who are not able to be on campus. It will be possible to complete the fall semester coursework entirely online for those students who cannot, or do not wish to, come to campus.
We intend to offer some in-person courses when and where it can be done safely and will offer many small, in-person learning and community-building opportunities, such as small discussion groups and field excursions. As long as we can safely do so, we will use Duke’s outstanding learning resources in Duke Forest and elsewhere to provide students unique outdoor co-curricular options. We will also coordinate co-curricular offerings with the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Duke University Energy Initiative.
WILL I STILL RECEIVE A DUKE-QUALITY EDUCATION WHILE ENGAGING IN ONLINE COURSEWORK?
We are developing a subset of courses that will be designed explicitly as online and hybrid online/in-person combinations that will meet curricular requirements and be targeted for students in all program areas.
We have many years of experience in designing high-quality, engaging, effective online courses for our online Duke Environmental Leadership MEM (DEL-MEM) program. We will draw on this experience over the summer to design and implement exceptional online and hybrid course offerings for our all of our programs.
WHAT WILL THE FALL ACADEMIC CALENDAR LOOK LIKE?
Classes will begin one week earlier than normal, on August 17th. There will not be a Fall Break and all fall-term classes and exams will finish just prior to Thanksgiving.
WILL I STILL BE ABLE TO HAVE AN INTERDISCIPLINARY EXPERIENCE?
We know one of the advantages of coming to Duke is the opportunity to take courses at Duke’s other professional schools. We will continue to coordinate with our colleagues across campus to enable our students to take courses in other schools.
Since DEL-MEM is already an online program, will there be any changes?
Where Can I find more details about fall?
You can follow our updates for incoming and continuing students for specifics about safety precautions, campus resource availability, course offerings, community-building activities and more. We will update this page frequently as we finalize details.
What do I need to do to apply?
Review the application requirements before you begin your application. Please do note that since this is an extension of our original deadline, ALL application materials must be completed and sent by July 15, 2020, including all letters of recommendation. We will not be able to accept any application materials after July 15 and unfortunately there can be no exceptions.