Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Degree Programs

Degree Programs

Climate & Sustainability Degree Programs

You’ll find plenty of formal academic pathways focused on climate and sustainability at Duke—check out this list of degree programs, certificates, and seminars at the Duke Climate Commitment website.

Program listings from the Duke Climate Commitment link

Energy Degree Programs

Drawing on rich resources in science and technology, economics and business, markets and policy, and more, Duke offers multiple educational pathways to understanding the energy system in all its complexity.

Undergraduate Programs

Certificate in Energy and the Environment, Pratt School of Engineering and Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Minor in Energy Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering

Doctoral Programs

University Program in Environmental Policy (UPEP), Nicholas School of the Environment and Sanford School of Public Policy

  • A five-year research program combining disciplinary specialization in economics or political science with environmental policy.

Other Programs: A comprehensive list of Ph.D. programs is offered by The Graduate School. While graduate students with an interest in energy can be found in almost any of Duke’s doctoral programs, you’ll find greater concentrations of energy-related research at the Nicholas School of the Environment, the Pratt School of Engineering, and the Sanford School of Public Policy.

Professional Programs

Master of Environmental Management (MEM), Nicholas School of the Environment

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Fuqua School of Business

Master of Engineering Management, Pratt School of Engineering (with the Fuqua School of Business and Duke Law School)  

Master of Engineering (MEng), Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering

Master of Public Policy (MPP), Sanford School of Public Policy

International Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP), Duke Kunshan University

Juris Doctor (JD), Duke Law School