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.
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.
Global Fellows in Marine Conservation (Summer)
The Duke University Marine Lab's Summer Program focuses on principles necessary for the conservation and preservation of coastal and ocean environments during an intensive 5-week summer session. This program is an opportunity 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 focus is 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.
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.