Tips for extending the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries
Fighting climate change at the sink: A guide to greener dishwashing
- Follow along the UM_SEAS Instagram for a special takeover
- Student EJ Flash Talks 1:30 – 3:00 PM
- EJ Community Leaders Panel 4:00 – 5:00 PM
- National Panel of EJ Game Changers 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Two SEAS Faculty Members, two SEAS alums, and one SEAS Student Selected to Serve on State’s First Environmental Justice Advisory Council
Research paper wins Best Article of 2018 Award
Dr. Martin Heller's
Professor Taylor Recognized for Carrying on MLK's Work & Legacy
Funding deadline for MS and MLA programs: Jan 15th
Get the facts straight on sustainability issues
Center for Sustainable Systems releases 2019 Sustainability Factsheets
Joe Árvai selected as Society for Risk Analysis Fellow
Migratory birds shrinking as climate warms, new analysis of four-decade record shows
Unexpected outcomes: Damages to Puerto Rican coffee farms from Hurricane Maria varied widely
Prof. Ivette Perfecto in Nature Research
Reassessing strategies to reduce phosphorus levels in the Detroit River watershed
Over $2 Million in Grants to SEAS, GLISA for Gulf Coast Community Resilience Project
National Academies’ Gulf Research Program Awards
lands on Design Intelligence Most Admired Educators List
prof. Joan Nassauer
NASA Helps National Parks Track Impact of Noise, Lighting on Wildlife
Assistant Prof. Neil Carter in nasa feature:
New Research Shows a Glaring Lack of Transparency in Environmental Organizations
Prof. taylor in journal article in sustainability:
Priority Deadline for MS and MLA programs: Dec. 15th
Detroit's unofficial pathways could play important role in land redevelopment
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Master of Science

MS students gain a common foundation in ecological science, environmental governance, and integrated assessment via three core courses before specializing in one or more of the following fields of study: Behavior, Education, and Communication, Conservation Ecology, Environmental Informatics, Environmental Justice, Environmental Policy and Planning, Sustainable Systems.

Master of Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture students synthesize information about ecological processes, human behavior, institutions, and urban patterns to create landscapes that work aesthetically, ecologically, socially, and economically. The three-year accredited program is for those new to landscape architecture, and the two-year accredited program is for those who already have an accredited undergraduate degree in landscape architecture or a closely related field.


SEAS offers a PhD in Natural Resources and Environment. This research-based curriculum supports the pursuit of either a highly focused course of study or one that broadly addresses complex, interdisciplinary issues. The program has two primary tracks: Resource Ecology Management (with an ecology and science focus) and Resource Policy and Behavior (with a social science focus). 

Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate certificate programs allow students to integrate multiple fields of interest and hone a specialized skill set to complement their master's degree. SEAS offers four graduate certificates: Environmental Justice, Industrial Ecology, Spatial Analysis, and Sustainability.

Dual-Degree Programs

The SEAS interdisciplinary focus can be extended even further through the pursuit of a dual-degree. Each natural resources and environment field of study provides an excellent foundation for earning a dual-degree. The school offers formal dual-degree programs with Engineering, Business, Urban Planning, and Law, as well as a multitude of possible self-initiated dual-degrees. 

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2019 Admission Dates

PhD (Application fee waived)

December 15, 2019: Application Closes

Masters (Application fee waived)

December 15, 2019: Priority Deadline

January 15, 2020: Funding Consideration Deadline

April 30, 2020: Application Closes

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Upcoming SEAS Events

February 19, 2020

SEAS Admissions Representatives will attend the Environmental, Natural Resources, Sustainability...

February 19, 2020

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February 20, 2020

MUSE Michigan University-wide Sustainability and Environment Conference The conference aims to...

Meet the Students

Meet the Faculty

The faculty of the School for Environment and Sustainability represents the wide range of environmental specialties that comprise the school's comprehensive, interdisciplinary graduate curriculum. SEAS professors are engaged in environment and sustainability research at the highest levels and are personally invested in students' success.

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