Remembering Jonathan Bulkley (1938-2019)
Decarbonizing travel in cities with electrified autonomous taxis
New Research Shows a Glaring Lack of Transparency in Environmental Organizations
New research from Prof. Scavia: Large summer harmful algal bloom predicted for western Lake Erie
Prof. Paige Fischer in Nature Sustainability on Network-Centric Research Approaches
Overpeck on World Drought Day: The climate problem is a drought problem for billions of people
Prof. Gronewold: Rapid cycling of water levels in the Great Lakes represent the “new normal”
Dean Overpeck in Science Magazine: A Call to Climate Action
New Research: First 'Green Principles' for Responsible Electric Vehicle Battery Management
Community forest management reduces both deforestation and poverty in Nepal, new study shows
Prof. Rosina Bierbaum elected to National Academy of Sciences
Waste not: the carbon footprint of meal kits
Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility
Real world impact:
Prof. Maria Carmen Lemos joins scientists and local government experts launching new science-based resources to accelerate climate action
Dr. Tony Reames wins place on the Grist 50

Degrees

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.

PhD

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

Applications for Fall 2020 will be accepted beginning in September 2019.

Masters

April 30, 2019 (11:59 p.m. EST): Application closes

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Upcoming SEAS Events

August 3, 2019

August 3 afternoon in Shanghai, with SEAS Associate Professor and SEAS Director of China Programs,...

August 3, 2019

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August 14, 2019

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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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