Master's Projects at SEAS

What is a Master's Project?

Master's projects are interdisciplinary problem-solving experiences conducted by groups of Master's degree students as the capstone of their academic programs at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability. Projects provide students with a team experience that approximates a future work environment while also providing client organizations with solutions to complex environmental issues and useful products. These projects focus the substantial capabilities of our students and faculty on problems faced by real-world clients. Project ideas are developed by faculty, students, or clients. Please contact us at with any questions or ideas.

SEAS Master's Projects In the News

When to Submit Master's Project Ideas

  • Final deadline: December 1, 2017
  • Email your master's project proposal to 

Additional Resources for Master's Project Clients 

List of Open and Archived Projects

  • "Open Projects" or "In Progress Projects" are those that were started in the previous year and are currently being finished.
  • "Archived Projects" or "Past Projects" are recent master's projects that have been completed.

Searching for Older Projects

  • You can search for older, past projects by visiting U-M's Deep Blue system.
  • Click on "Browse Collections" then "Natural Resources and Environment." You can search for past projects by title, author, subject, or date.

If you cannot find an electronic copy of a master's project report on U-M's Deep Blue System, you can contact the U-M Shapiro Science Library at (734) 764-7490 (select option 2) to see if a bound copy of the report is available. If there is only one copy available, you (anyone) can read the copy in the library. If there is more than one copy, you may check it out (if affiliated with U-M).