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Master of Environmental Management in Coastal Environmental Management

Master of Environmental Management in Coastal Environmental Management

  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months

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Our two-year Master of Environmental Management degree, with its emphasis on natural and social sciences, trains students to understand the scientific basis of environmental problems, as well as the social, political, and economic factors that influence policy solutions. Duke allows you to design an individualized program that will prepare you for leadership in the corporate, nonprofit, government or academic sector – wherever you see yourself making a difference. Our MEM on campus program offers a flexible curriculum with opportunities to take classes across Duke and at other nearby universities. On-campus MEM students elect to participate in one of seven concentrations. Our renowned on-campus 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). Coastal Environmental Management (CEM) The CEM concentration, which typically includes a year in residence at the Duke Marine Laboratory, focuses on the interactions between human society and coastal environments and processes. It equips students to fill coastal policy and management, research, or advocacy positions in federal and state agencies, industry, consulting firms, and nonprofit organizations. The CEM program focuses on the complex interactions between people and our oceans. Students gain a scientifically rigorous understanding of the physical and biological environments and processes along coasts and learn to assess how human activities affect—and are affected by—these vital environments. CEM is one of seven available concentrations in the two-year residential Master of Environmental Management (MEM) program. OUR VISION With a dual emphasis on science and policy, the CEM program equips students to become scientifically informed professionals in fields such as coastal policy and management, research, and advocacy. The Duke Marine Laboratory provides an ideal setting for the study of natural and social scientific phenomena in the coastal and marine environment, and for interaction with coastal and marine constituencies and policy makers in the application of science to policy. Students enjoy a small class size, a low faculty-student ratio and access to world-class marine research facilities.