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Environmental Management (with concentration in Ecosystem Science and Conservation)

Duke University

24 months
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About

With a focus on the natural and social sciences, the Master in Environmental Management (with concentration in Ecosystem Science and Conservation) program oferred by Duke University gives students the knowledge and skills needed to advance the sustainable stewardship of our natural resources.

Overview

The objectives of this Master in Environmental Management (with concentration in Ecosystem Science and Conservation) program at Duke University are:

  • A solid understanding of ecosystem science, with broad knowledge of ecology, physical science, policy and economics
  • The opportunity for focused study on a resource or ecosystem of your choice
  • Quantitative and analytical skills in statistics, applied mathematics and quantitative modeling, geospatial techniques, community-based participatory approaches and field ecology
  • Management skills to sustain ecosystem function and health, and promote successful collaborations in cross-disciplinary settings in the government, nonprofit, and private sectors
  • Oral and written skills to communicate scientific studies and management outcomes to a wide audience, especially at the interface of science, policy and the public

Vision

We take a systems-level perspective that encourages students to consider the larger implications of natural events (disturbances, climate change) as well as human activities (land use, management) on ecosystems and landscapes. Students benefit from customized curricula and high levels of faculty engagement thanks to our small class size and low student-faculty ratios.

Curriculum

The defining feature of the ESC program is a “topic x toolkit” framework that allows us to create a customized curriculum tailored to each student’s background, interests and career goals.

It works like this: You pick a topic area (for example, wetlands) and a toolkit (for example, geospatial analysis) that best fit your needs. Based on these choices, your advisor will help you select the core knowledge and skills courses you need to work effectively in your chosen area of specialization. You can choose from a wide array of courses offered across Duke and at our partner institutions.

Transferable Skills

Ecosystem Science & Conservation students receive in-depth training in:

  • Landscape management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Geospatial analysis
  • Field survey techniques
  • Community-based environmental management

Your Future

The Nicholas School’s dedicated Career Center helps our graduates find positions in federal agencies, conservation nonprofits, state governments, international organizations, the private sector, and regional and local land trusts. Example employers include the USDA Forest Service, the US National Park Service, the Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Landscape management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Geospatial analysis
  • Field survey techniques
  • Community-based environmental management

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution (transcripts required, including an estimated GPA and a grade scale)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Three recommendations
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent—official results
  • English Language Testing (TOEFL or IELTS)—official results 
  • Interview and/or a video introduction
  • Nonrefundable application fee of US$75— paid by credit card, or by a check made payable to Duke University

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28950 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28950 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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