Master of Environmental Management in Ecosystem Science and Conservation Program By Duke University |Top Universities

Master of Environmental Management in Ecosystem Science and Conservation

Master of Environmental Management in Ecosystem Science and Conservation

  • 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). The ESC concentration is our overarching ecological program that equips students for a variety of career tracks through a focus on natural science, policy, and management issues related to the stewardship of natural resources. Students customize the program by choosing an area of focus and methodological approach that aligns with their career goals. ECOSYSTEM SCIENCE & CONSERVATION With a focus on the natural and social sciences, the ESC program gives students the knowledge and skills needed to advance the sustainable stewardship of our natural resources. ESC is one of seven available concentrations in the two-year residential Master of Environmental Management (MEM) program. OUR 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.