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West African big cats show no preference between national parks, hunting zones
Study conducted by Doctoral student, Kirby Mills
Case studies provide in-depth lessons about sustainability
Professor Sheli Miller discusses
Grocery shopping during a pandemic
Energy Poverty in the United States
‘Sensory danger zones’: How sensory pollution impacts animal survival
Panel highlights legacy of original Teach-In on the Environment
Original Earth Day organizers come together 50 years later
Healthy soil, healthy water, right?
Summit 2020
Michigan Environmental Justice
Tips for extending the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries
Fighting climate change at the sink: A guide to greener dishwashing
Two SEAS Faculty Members, two SEAS alums, and one SEAS Student Selected to Serve on State’s First Environmental Justice Advisory Council
Professor Taylor Recognized for Carrying on MLK's Work & Legacy
Funding deadline for MS and MLA programs: Jan 15th
NASA Helps National Parks Track Impact of Noise, Lighting on Wildlife
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All SEAS classes are now being delivered remotely in alternative formats – and not meeting in person – through April 21, the last day of classes this semester due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. For the latest university updates, visit U-M's key issues page.


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

Contact Admissions

For additional information, please use the form below or mail us at seas-admissions@umich.edu

Upcoming SEAS Events

April 3, 2020

Diane Srivastava, University of British Columbia

April 10, 2020

Doug Landis, Michigan State University

April 13, 2020

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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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