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U-M Study Reveals Hot Spots of Environmental Injustice Across Michigan
Investing in energy storage for solar, wind power could greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Remembering Jonathan Bulkley (1938-2019)
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


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


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


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

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Upcoming SEAS Events

September 19, 2019

Join SEAS at Earthfest for free food, entertainment, activities and a chance to learn new things...

September 19, 2019

School for Environment and Sustainability, Sustainable Food Systems and Literati Bookstore are...

September 23, 2019

SEAS Admissions Coaches will attend the Washington D.C. Idealist Grad Fair on September 23rd, 2019...

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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