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Duke University
AC-4: Graduate Program

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Environmental Sustainability Director
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (1st program):
Master of Environmental Management

A brief description of the graduate degree program (1st program):

Our renowned residential Master of Environmental Management (MEM) program teaches students how to analyze and manage natural environments for human benefit and ecosystem health.

Students benefit from daily interaction with their peers and our distinguished faculty while completing their course requirements and pursuing a master’s project. The program lasts two years (four semesters).


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The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Doctorate of Environment

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

The mission of the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy is education, research, and service focused towards an understanding of environmental processes, predicting and managing human effects, and developing approaches to study the interactions between environmental processes and human behavior.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Master of Forestry

A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):

Our Master of Forestry (MF) program equips graduates for careers as expert environmental problem-solvers in forest ecology and management. Our goal is to create leaders with a progressive outlook in the forestry field.

During this two-year (four-semester) program, students gain the skills needed to manage forests for a variety of uses, including timber, nontraditional forest products, and conservation. Students enjoy close proximity to Duke Forest and benefit from hands-on experience as they pursue their coursework and complete a master’s project.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Sustainable Systems Analysis Certificate

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

In-depth knowledge of sustainable sciences and sustainable systems theory as applied to global industry, supply chains and commerce.

Theoretical foundations and hands-on training in analytics to measure and report on firm, product and innovations for sustainability.

Multi-disciplinary project management skills to become organizational and technological innovators for sustainability and targets for hire by companies.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Energy and the Environment

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

The EE concentration trains students to work toward a sustainable energy future through a focus on innovative thinking and a fundamental understanding of the interconnections among policy, markets, technology, and the environment. It equips students for positions focused on transitioning from conventional to sustainable energy.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Global Environmental Change (GEC)

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

The Global Environmental Change (GEC) program trains students to analyze environmental changes that occur on a variety of temporal and spatial scales and to anticipate and respond to management and policy issues that arise from these changes. Global environmental change includes global climate change as well as widespread changes in the world’s terrestrial environments, oceans, and coastlines. These changes, in turn, are affecting the well-being of human populations and of biological components of the global system.

The GEC program provides an integrated package of fundamental environmental science, analytical skills, and management and policy training. Graduates of the program will be well equipped to serve as environmental analysts and managers bridging the gap between advances in the science of global change and the policy initiatives needed to manage the consequences of global change. The program is designed to provide the necessary background for students to develop careers in public, private, or nonprofit sectors, or to pursue further studies in environmental science and policy. The program has particular strengths in global climate change, biodiversity, coastal environmental change, and earth surface processes, with faculty participating in a wide range of activities in these areas. Students in the GEC program have close interactions with a number of Duke centers, including the Center for Global Change, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and the Duke University Marine Laboratory.


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