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Duke University

Nicholas School of the Environment

Durham, NC


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Duke University / Nicholas School of the Environment is located in Durham, NC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Earth and ocean sciences
Master of Environmental Management (MEM) Environment
Master of Forestry (MF) Environment
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environment
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Marine science and conservation

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 130
Doctoral Degrees 25

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Previous course work in natural or social sciences relevant to environmental interests; college calculus, college statistics, and concentration-specific prerequisites

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Male (30%)
Female (69%)


Focus of faculty research: Global environmental change, energy and the environment, water resource management, ecosystem science and conservation, ecotoxicology and environmental health, business and environment, environmental economics and policy, coastal environmental management, forest resource management
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 90328
9 Circuit Drive
Durham, NC  27708
United States
Contact Sherri Nevius
Associate Dean, Student Services
Phone: 919-613-8063