Toward zero hunger: More food or a smarter food system?
Live Science Feature: Overpeck on CO2 Tipping Points
Graham Catalyst Grants Support SEAS Faculty and Students
Detroit News Op-Ed: Assoc. Prof. Andrew Gronewold says wave of flooding a wake-up call
U-M report led by Prof. Emeritus Don Scavia details phosphorus sources in the Detroit River watershed
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
New Plastic Waste Reduction Fellowship: An innovative collaboration with Morgan Stanley
Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility
New from CSS: 10 Green Principles for Vehicle Lightweighting
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
'Nature Pill' lowers stress hormone levels
New research by Prof. MaryCarol Hunter:


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

May 28, 2019

Title: Change is Hard: Understanding Neighborhood Context and Socio-Ecological Change with Time-...

June 24, 2019

Title: Seasonal Food Security in Rainfed Regions of India and the Impact of Women's Empowerment and...

June 27, 2019

The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) Annex 7 (Habitat and Species) and Annex 9 (Climate...

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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