Master’s Projects

“The Master’s Project (MP) is an integral part of the education of professional students in the Nicholas School of the Environment. MPs provide MEM and MF students an opportunity to integrate their NS coursework and showcase their ability to use what they have learned at the NS to design and carry out a well-formulated and defensible analysis of a management-related problem. The project should demonstrate skills the student has learned during his/her master’s program at Duke, it should provide original insights not available elsewhere, and it should be clearly grounded in the larger context of work in the relevant field of study.  MPs culminate in a public presentation to the NS community and guests at an end-of-semester symposium and a written report that becomes part of the Duke Library electronic archives:” – from

For more information on the format, scope and guidelines for MPs, please visit the following sites:

MP Overview – discussion of the scope, risks and rewards, and principles of design of MPs

MP Proposals – best practices for writing an MP proposal

MP Reports – guidelines on the structure and format of MPs

MP Revising and Editing – guidelines and checklists for revising and editing your MP.

MP Websites – guidelines on MP websites (required for Group MPs)

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