The policies and guidelines listed below are intended for graduate students in the MEM, MF and DEL-MEM master's degree programs at the Nicholas School of the Environment. To browse this information by topic, visit the Master's Advising Guide.
For School policies intended for faculty and staff, please visit the Nicholas Intranet.
Professional Students’ Guideline for Contesting a Final GradeOwner:Student ServicesThis policy provides the Nicholas School’s process and procedure for reviewing final course grade disputes from Master of Environmental Management (MEM), Master of Forestry (MF), and Duke Environmental Leadership MEM (DEL-MEM) students.
Program Change / Add RequestsOwner:Student ServicesStudents may request a change to their program area of study up until the end of the first year of enrollment by submitting the Program Change Request form.
Registration StrategiesOwner:Student ServicesMost courses have enough space for all who want to enroll, but there are a few that do tend to fill up quickly. The "tiered" registration process is intended to give everyone a fair shot when resources are limited.
Request an I-20Owner:Student ServicesAll F-1 visa students who study in the United States need a Form I-20: Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status. Follow these steps to obtain your I-20.
Required CoursesOwner:Student ServicesView more information about required courses at the Nicholas School of the Environment.
Spring 2021 Semester Pass-Fail Grading Opt-In PolicyOwner:Student ServicesLetter grades will be the default grading option for MEM and MF students for spring semester 2021. Students may opt into a Pass-Fall (P/F) grade on a course-by-course basis per this limited-time policy.
Statement of Prerequisite CourseworkOwner:Student ServicesApplication and acceptance to the MEM and MF degrees is possible with prerequisite deficiencies. However, although we admit applicants with missing prerequisites, we only matriculate students who are missing no more than one required prerequisite.
Statistical Consulting ServicesOwner:Student ServicesThe Statistical Consulting Center in the Department of Statistical Science offers consulting help for Nicholas School students and faculty with statistical design and analysis for research projects.
Student Enrichment Funding PolicyOwner:Career & Professional Development CenterAssist MEM/MF/DEL students to take advantage of extraordinary academic, career or skill enhancement opportunities and to offset a portion of the costs
TextbooksOwner:Student ServicesOptions at Duke University At Duke University, students have many options when it comes to shopping for textbooks. For new and used textbooks, order in person or online at the Bryan Center campus store. For rentals, eBooks, and marketplace, visit Duke's Online Bookstore, powered by TextbookX. Which textbook is right for you? New and Used: Prefer a traditional textbook? Purchase new or save money with used, when available. Rental: Rental is the right choice for you if you want to save up front but don't want to keep your book once classes end. Don't forget to return it at the end of the