Admitted Students Virtual Open House

Admitted Students Virtual Open House

Congratulations on your admission to the Nicholas School of the Environment! As you make your graduate school decision, we want to make sure you have all of the information you need to make an informed decision – to make the right decision for YOU. SO, whether you were unable to visit campus for Admitted Students Visitation Weekend (ASVW) or perhaps you did join us, but still have more questions, learn more through our VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE!

Our Goal: To help you learn as much as possible about the Master of Environmental Management (MEM) and the Master of Forestry (MF) professional graduate degree programs and life at the Nicholas School!

Welcome, Admitted Students! 

Financial Aid Office Hours

Questions about your Financial Aid options and/or package? Schedule a time to Skype one-on-one with Cynthia Peters, Assistant Dean. Times are available on Tuesday, April 4 & Wednesday, April 5Sign-up for an appointment here. All times are Eastern Time Zone. Financial Aid Skype ID is NSOE Financial Aid. 

You can also ask your questions, or listen in to other’s, during an informal Financial Aid Q&A via WebEx on Friday, April 7 between 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET. Please note, this is not a private session, so questions discussed during this time should be general. 

Prerequisite Office Hours

Questions about program area prerequisites or coursesSchedule a time to Skype one-on-one with Erika Lovelace, NSOE Registrar & Associate Dir. of Student Administration. Times are available on Tuesday, April 4 & Wednesday, April 5. Sign-up for an appointment hereAll times are Eastern Time Zone. Courses/Prereqs Skype ID is NSOE Prerequisites. 

You can also ask your questions, or listen in to other’s, during an informal Prerequisites & Courses Q&A via WebEx on Friday, April 7 between 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET. This is an informal opportunity for you to jump on/off to ask questions, listen to responses, etc. Password: welcome and meeting number 733 098 459.

Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC) Office Hours

Did you miss one of our earlier CPDC virtual information sessions this spring? If so, view the recording here.

The Nicholas School is fortunate to have our own dedicated career development team. Bring your career readiness questions to the CPDC open office hours on Thursday, April 6. “Stop by” anytime online via WebEx between 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET. Password: welcome. 

International Student Office Hours

Are you an international student joining us in the fall? If so, join us on Friday, April 7 anytime between 9:00-10:00 AM ET via WebEx to ask current international students about life in Durham, what it’s like to be at the Nic School, etc. This is an opportunity for you to pop in and out of WebEx to ask our students questions – very informal office hours! Password: welcome.

What is a Master’s Project?

An overview of the MP, and the wide variety of topics and subject areas that are covered in master’s projects across the school (individual vs group projects, client-based projects). Check out this video of Dr. Tim Johnson’s ASVW conversation on the value of the MP.

Academic Program Area Overviews & Virtual Office Hours

During ASVW, admitted students had the opportunity to participate in program area information sessions. Missed ASVW or wished you could have heard other program area sessions? Click below to view a selection of each of the concentration overviews, as well as specific program requirements, AND an opportunity to connect via WebEx during the specified virtual office hours (note, each program area has a unique WebEx meeting URL and time. Password: welcome)

Coastal Environmental Management
Energy & Environment
Environmental Economics & Policy 
Business & Environment
Ecosystem Science & Conservation
Ecotoxicology & Env Health
Global Environmental Change
Water Resources Management
Master of
Virtual Office Hours (via WebEx)
 Fri., April 7, 10:30-11:20 AM ET
Thur., April 6
1:30-2:30 PM ET
Thur., April 6
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Fri., April 7, 9:30-10:30 AM ET
Thur., April 6,  12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Fri., April 7, 12:30-1:30 PM ET
 Thur., April 6, 12:00-1:oo PM ET
 Fri., April 7, 3:30-4:30 PM ET
Thur., April 6
2:30 – 3:30 PM ET
ASVW Program Overview Recording
Watch on YouTube
Watch on YouTube
Watch on YouTube
Watch on YouTube
Watch on YouTube
 (joint MF session)
Watch on YouTube
Watch on YouTube
Watch on YouTube
Watch on YouTube 
(joint ESC 
Program Chair
Dr. Pat Halpin &  Dr. Grant Murray
Dr. Tim Johnson
Dr. Lori Bennear 
Dr. Deborah Gallagher
Dr. Jennifer Swenson
Dr. Heather Stapleton
Dr. Brad Murray
Dr. Martin Doyle
Dr. Jeff Vincent
Program Worksheet & Description
CEM Worksheet, Program Description
EE Worksheet, Program Description
EEP Worksheet, Program Description
B&E Worksheet, Program Description
ESC Worksheet, Program Description
EEH Worksheet, Program Description
GEC Worksheet, Program Description
WRM Worksheet, Program Description
MF Worksheet, Program Description

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