Opportunities for Mid-Career Professionals

The Nicholas School of the Environment provides working environmental professionals the technical skills and leadership opportunities needed to advance their careers and deepen their personal commitment to their field. Professionals can do this through our highly interactive online Master of Environmental Management degree and our Executive Education non-degree short courses. Both programs are designed for environmental professionals and leaders and delivered by Nicholas School of the Environment faculty, Duke University colleagues and practicing professionals.

Which Mid-Career Program is right for you?

Master of Environmental Management - online (DEL-MEM)

  • 2-year degree-granting program 
  • Innovative, online format with short, on-campus sessions 
  • Minimum 5-years of environmentally-related experience required
  • Focused leadership curriculum 
  • Defined interdisciplinary environmental management core and elective curriculum
  • Online application due January 15 
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Executive Education Short Courses

  • Short courses, with option to complete certificate programs
  • Place-based, interactive online and site-specific course options available
  • All levels of experience welcomed 
  • Diverse environmental curriculum focusing on practical applications
  • Topic-specific and customizable course options
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