Quick Link Resource Guide
Climate change and the aridification of North America
But it’s a dry heat:
Mapping China's export-driven emissions
Carbon footprint hotspots:
Balancing Impacts of Range-shifting Species: Invasive Disruption vs. Biodiversity Benefits
Cutting animal-based foods in U.S. diet by half could prevent 1.6 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030
Study by Martin Heller:
Thousands of miles of planned Asian roads threaten the heart of tiger habitat
Navigating the Science-Action Labyrinth
One Earth Article Features Dean Overpeck
U-M to launch online master’s-level programs in environment, public health, social work
NEW Special Journal Issue:
Making Knowledge More "Actionable" for Sustainability
Feeling Stressed?
Take a 'nature pill,' says SEAS Professor MaryCarol Hunter
Energy Independence in Puerto Rico
West African big cats show no preference between national parks, hunting zones
Study conducted by Doctoral student, Kirby Mills
Professor Shelie Miller discusses
Grocery shopping during a pandemic
Panel highlights legacy of original Teach-In on the Environment
Original Earth Day organizers come together 50 years later
Tips for extending the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries
Funding deadline for MS and MLA programs: Jan 15th

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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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2020-2021 Admission Dates

PhD (Application fee waived)

December 15, 2020: Application Deadline for Fall 2021

Masters (Application fee waived)

August 1, 2020: Extended Application Deadline, for Fall 2020, for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only

December 15, 2020: Priority Deadline for Fall 2021

January 15, 2021: Funding Consideration Deadline for Fall 2021

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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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