Jeff Vincent, Dean
Dean Urban, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives
Benjamin Spain, Associate Director of Enrollment Services
Duke Environment provides a unique opportunity for aspiring environmental leaders to pursue their passions. We bring together bright, talented, and ambitious people from across the globe whose interests vary from conservation to climate change and everything in between. They’re not just pursuing a job. They’re purpose-driven individuals who look beyond themselves to pursue a career that makes a positive contribution to the environment and the world.
Here in Durham, North Carolina, they work within one of the most active environmental communities in the country. They collaborate with highly motivated students, pioneering faculty, and working professionals as they pursue meaningful and impactful careers in an ever-changing arena that’s ripe for improvement and disruption. Our students graduate as leaders—capable of affecting change, spurring innovation, and inspiring others to action.
The School Mission
The Nicholas School’s mission, creating knowledge and global leaders of consequence for a sustainable future, is informed by Duke University’s theme of knowledge in the service of society and motivated by the need to restore and preserve the world’s environmental resources while adapting to a changing climate and a growing population with aspirations for rising standards of living.
Master of Forestry
Master of Environmental Management: Business & Environment, Coastal Environmental Management, Energy & Environment, Ecotoxicology & Environmental Health, Ecosystem Science & Conservation, Environmental Economics & Policy, Water Resources Management