Priority Deadline for MS and MLA programs: Dec. 15th
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:
Save reefs to rescue all ecosystems
Prof. Maria carmen lemos in Nature article:
Microsatellite data can help double impact of agricultural interventions
Assistant Prof. Meha Jain in Michigan news:
Priority Deadline for MS and MLA programs: Dec. 15th
Climate change transforming where fish in the Great Lakes region live
Assistant Prof. Karen Alofs in Detroit Free Press
Dr. Dorceta Taylor and alumna Michelle Martinez recognized by Ecoworks for their work in sustainability
Detroit's unofficial pathways could play important role in land redevelopment
Visible from outer space,
Guidelines aim to slow spread of fake climate change news on Facebook
U-M Study Reveals Hot Spots of Environmental Injustice Across Michigan


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

Repeats every 2 weeks every Wednesday until Wed Dec 04 2019. Also includes Wed Dec 11 2019.
October 23, 2019, November 6, 2019, November 20, 2019, December 4, 2019, December 11, 2019

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November 21, 2019

At 5:30pm EDT on Thursday, November 21st, a SEAS Admission Coach will host an Application...

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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