DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke Environmental Leadership Master of Environmental Management (DEL-MEM) program has been named the most innovative online MEM program in the nation by the independent higher-ed ranking service OnlineMasters.com.
DEL-MEM was ranked 1st among all U.S. programs, based on evaluations by industry experts, hiring managers, current students and alumni.
In their comparative analysis, the expert panel called DEL-MEM “an unmatched master's in environmental management program.”
“This program includes a relevant curriculum, a multidisciplinary approach, a flexible format and a leadership focus to help develop students into innovative leaders in the field,” the experts noted.
Designed for mid-career working professionals, DEL-MEM provides students with intensive training in leadership development, program management, policy analysis, economic analysis, strategic analysis and community-based management.
The program’s innovative curriculum includes both individual and group coursework and elective field courses, as well as an environmental leadership module in Washington, D.C., where students meet with and learn from prominent leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors.