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Environmental Policy

Duke Kunshan University

24 months
38282 USD/year
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The Environmental Policy program from Duke Kunshan University is a professional graduate degree program tasked with advancing the educational mission of the DKU Environment Program. The iMEP Program is built upon the foundation of Duke’s NSOE and SSPP, which co-convey the Master of Environmental Policy degree. 


The study of environmental policy is an applied field that examines the formation, design, application, evaluation, and impacts of public policies with a focus on providing solutions to environmental problems. The field of environmental policy takes into account the analysis of both contemporary national and international environmental problems, including for instance the study of energy, water, oceans, forests, and urbanization. The Environmental Policy program from Duke Kunshan University approaches the study of environmental policy through an interdisciplinary lens that straddles economics, public policy, political science, law, geography, and the natural sciences among other focus areas. It seeks to train the graduates to become leaders in civil society, business, consulting firms, research institutions, think tanks and entrepreneurial enterprises.

Duke’s mission statement outlines the goals of providing ‘real leadership in the educational world' while pursuing areas of teaching and scholarship that would ‘most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.’ DKU’s mission is to ‘prepare students for professional, intellectual and societal leadership roles across the globe’ by ‘delivering the highest quality undergraduate and graduate education that is truly interdisciplinary.’ The iMEP Program contributes to these objectives by attracting, educating, and training future generations of environmental leaders in China, the United States and internationally. The iMEP coursework, faculty mentorship, and hands-on research and practitioner activities are designed to prepare graduates to work toward pragmatic solutions to environmental policy challenges. Given the large and growing importance of these challenges in China, the United States, and globally, iMEP is positioned to make substantial societal impacts through the future work and leadership of its graduates.

International Opportunities

Building on the strong relationship between the iMEP program and Duke University, iMEP students will have the opportunity to spend a semester at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA, where they will interact with the broader Duke faculty, gain additional English-language experience, and build networks with US-based contacts.

At the same time, the program will bring students pursuing a master’s degree from the Nicholas and Sanford schools to Duke Kunshan, further increasing diversity and networking opportunities in the iMEP program. Internships with a range of international organizations, NGOs, and corporations round out the opportunities available to iMEP students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Economics 
  • Environmental Law, Regulation & Governance 
  • Environmental Policy Analysis 
  • Environmental Research Method 
  • Key Topics in International Environmental Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Non-US citizen without US permanent residency
  • You must hold the equivalent of a US bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Official TOEFL score (minimum score of 90 required) or IELTS score (minimum score of 7.0 required)
  • We recommend students complete both basic statistics and microeconomics courses prior to enrollment.

Tuition Fee

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    38282 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 38282 USD per year during 24 months.
  • RMB 251,560 per year

Living costs for Kunshan

3980 - 6290 CNY /month
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