• Classes interweave leadership perspectives, theory, and development throughout coursework.
  • Faculty research environmental leadership - theory and practice - in areas including, sustainability, environmental justice, and community–based environmental management.
  • Students gain practical leadership skills, including critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution, and the ability to apply these skills.

People in the Spotlight


Leadership Blogs

Post-Graduation Careers

Alumni within the Duke Environmental Leadership MEM program leverage their enhanced leadership and management skills and updated environmental knowledge to move their organization – government, non-profit, private sectors – forward.

Giving Highlight

Leaders of Consequence

Our world needs leaders with the knowledge to understand the complexities of environmental issues, and the skills to address them. We train these leaders in our professional master’s programs in environmental management and forestry – and we rely on scholarships to recruit the best and brightest.

Research Spotlight

Loblolly trees growing under elevated carbon dioxide levels emitted from towers at Duke Forest's FACE site Photo credit: Chris Hildreth

Duke Forest FACE

Free-Air Carbon dioxide Enrichment (FACE) is a method that raises the concentration of CO2 in a specified area and allows the response of plant growth to be measured.


Dec 01
Field Auditorium, Duke Environment Hall
Apr 01
Searle Center, West Campus