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Environmental Management (with concentration in Water Resources Management)

24 months
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About

The Master in Environmental Management (with concentration in Water Resources Management) program at Duke University provides a core understanding of the natural science shaping the water cycle, the social contexts and processes that drive changes in water availability and use, and the economic, legal and financial factors that shape water management decisions.

Overview

The objectives of this Master in Environmental Management (with concentration in Water Resources Management) program at Duke University are:

  • A strong foundation in the physical, chemical and biological processes that affect aquatic and atmospheric environments
  • Quantitative, qualitative and geospatial skills in observation, monitoring and modeling that are required to understand, protect and sustainably manage water resources at regional and global scales
  • Basic principles of economics, management, finance, law and policy that are necessary to inform decision-making for adequate management and sustainability of water resources
  • Oral and written skills needed to communicate with decision makers; conduct and understand scientific research, write cogent research reports, proposals and policy evaluations and give effective public presentations

Vision

Because water is local, every place has a unique set of water management challenges. Our foremost goal is to equip students with the fundamental concepts and analytical tools needed to approach any water problem. Students enjoy a small class size and a low student-faculty ratio as they build this core foundation and develop additional skills and topic-specific expertise relevant to their interests and career goals.

Curriculum

Our curriculum provides a strong basis in the physical, chemical and ecological sciences across systems including watersheds, wetlands, streams, lakes, groundwater and coastal waters. In addition, students gain an understanding of the economic, legal and financial factors that drive real-world water management decisions and develop a robust skill set in key analytical techniques relevant to water resource management. To complement this core curriculum, you’ll work with your faculty advisor to choose coursework within an area of specialization aligned with your specific career aspirations.

Transferable Skills

Water Resources Management students receive in-depth training in:

  • Physical, chemical and ecological sciences across systems
  • Applied modeling and data analysis
  • Policy and legal context and constraints for decision-making
  • Local-scale water governance
  • Project finance

Your Future

The Nicholas School’s dedicated Career Center helps WRM graduates secure fulfilling positions as analysts, consultants, water utility managers, corporate sustainability advisors, entrepreneurs and more. Employers include government agencies, public water utilities, consulting firms, international corporations, government agencies, fuel and resource extraction companies, research centers and nonprofit organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Water Quality Health
  • California Water Crisis
  • Stormwater Science
  • River Processes
  • Ecology and Management of Streams and Rivers
  • Water in Africa
  • Urban Ecology
  • Watershed Hydrology
  • Hydrology Modeling for Water Quality and Quantity Assessment
  • Coal Combustion Products
  • International Water Resources
  • Landscape Hydrology
  • GIS for Water Quality and Quantity Assessments (advanced; best suited to students with previous exposure to topic)
  • Remote Sensing in Hydrology (advanced; best suited to students with previous exposure to topic)
  • Aquatic Geochemistry
  • Hydrologic Data Analysis
  • Water Resources, Finance and Planning

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

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  • International

    60220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30110 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    60220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30110 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Durham

990 - 1670 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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