International Master of Environmental Policy (Duke Kunshan University)

The Sanford School of Public Policy and the Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE) offer a two-year International Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program based at the Duke Kunshan University campus in Kunshan, China. The iMEP Program offers a highly analytical and multidisciplinary master’s degree based on the Duke Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Master of Environmental Management (MEM) programs. With an emphasis on both international and Chinese experience and contexts, the iMEP combines a world-class faculty, a cutting-edge research center, an innovative curriculum, and unparalleled career opportunities.

Duke Kunshan University’s iMEP Program prepares its graduates to meet the pressing environmental and economic challenges facing the international community through effective policy solutions by drawing from an array of disciplines. The core curriculum combines economics, science, law and governance, policy, and program evaluation. The program is four semesters and includes sixteen courses for a total of 48.0 graduate course credits. The program allows Duke Kunshan University students to spend their third semester at Duke. In their second year, iMEP students complete a client-based or quantitative research master’s project in partnership with an academic advisor.

The iMEP Program simultaneously creates a one-semester study away opportunity for Sanford MPP/MIDP and NSOE MEM/MF students, who may travel to Duke Kunshan University in their third semester. Duke and Duke Kunshan faculty may participate in a similar exchange.