Master's Degree in Environmental Management

The Master of Environmental Management (MEM) degree is offered through Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment. The MEM degree trains students to understand the scientific basis of environmental problems, as well as the social, political and economic factors that determine effective policy options. Students opting for a MEM degree in Coastal Environmental Management spend the first year in Durham fulfilling required course work; the second year is typically spent at the Marine Lab, where further course work and a Master's Project are completed.

For additional information about the CEM program, contact Dr. Grant Murray, or Dr. Pat Halpin

Doctoral Program

The PhD degree is offered through the Duke Graduate School via the Division of Marine Science and Conservation, the University Program in Ecology, or the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program. Approximately five Ph.D. candidates are accepted each year.

For additional information on the PhD degree please visit our PhD Degree page or contact Rachel Lo Piccolo, Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies at or 252-504-7585.

Global Fellows in Marine Conservation (Summer)

The Duke University Marine Lab's Global Fellows in Marine Conservation summer program is an intensive 5-week summer session for international students and international professionals at any level to think about conservation biology and policy in an environment full of students, faculty and practitioners grappling with the same issues. The program is focused on interdisciplinary problem solving using biophysical and social science to address real world environmental problems. 

Tuition & Fees

Professional Master's Degree in Environmental Management

Students enrolled in the Coastal Environmental Management Program are enrolled through the Nicholas School of the Environment. Please see Tuition & Fees.

Doctoral Program

For additional information, please visit the Graduate School website:

Summer Course Costs

Summer courses are open to Duke students as well as students from outside universities. For tuition & room & board costs, please visit our summer program costs page.