Master of Environmental Management Degree
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 coursework; the second year is typically spent at the Marine Lab, where further coursework and a Master's Project are completed.
The PhD in Marine Science and Conservation (MSC) is designed to ensure that students receive detailed training in a particular discipline of marine natural or social science, while being exposed to sufficient interdisciplinary knowledge that they are able to synthesize information from both the social and natural sciences and apply that information to policy-making. Students will be prepared for careers either in university teaching or research, or outside of the university involving the application of science to policy-making.
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 Master of Environmental Management (MEM) - Coastal Environmental Management program area are enrolled through the Nicholas School of the Environment. Please see Tuition & Fees.
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Summer Course Costs
Summer courses are open to Duke students as well as students visiting from other universities. Information about costs is available on our Marine Lab Tuition & Fees page.