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Dual Degree - Environment: MPP/MEM or MPP/MF

This three-year dual degree program is offered with Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. The MPP/Master of Environmental Management (MEM) or Master of Forestry (MF) gives students a strong background in environmental science plus the policy analysis and public management skills to translate science into policy.

"The interdisciplinary approach I experienced while at Sanford has been invaluable for my career and helped me become more of a generalist while also maintaining strong subject-matter expertise in environmental issues, where my interest lies. Sanford also enthusiastically supports joint-degree students and encourages them to voice their issue-specific knowledge gained from non-policy classes in the classroom.”—Jeff Jensen MPP/MEM'07, Senior Economist, Keybridge Research

Duke strengths in environmental policy include:

  • sustainable development
  • conservation and protected areas
  • international environmental policy
  • energy and climate
  • cost/benefit analysis

Please note that separate applications are required for dual degree programs. Applications for the MEM and MF programs are available on the Nicholas School web site. For application procedures on the MPP program, please refer to the MPP admissions page.