Welcome to the Master’s Project Handbook!

The Master’s Project (MP) requires all international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) students to produce an 8,500-11,500 word policy memo or research paper and a final presentation. This site contains guidelines and resources to support international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) students’ successful completion of the MP and Masters degree.


The MP seeks to enhance students’ skills and experience in conducting high-quality research and help them apply classroom skills and knowledge to address environmental challenges. Through completing complex and multi-layered projects over the course of approximately one year, students will develop greater command of the topics they explore, better understand processes and considerations surrounding environmental policymaking, and enhance their abilities to produce and present rigorous research. 

If you have any questions, please contact iMEP Program Coordinator Sihui Zhou (sihui.zhou@dukekunshan.edu.cn) and Marcia Crippen (marcia.crippen@duke.edu)