Climate change. Pollution. Population growth. Disrupted ecosystems. Social inequity. Changing urban landscapes. The world needs bold game changers willing to take on these urgent challenges more than ever. The School for Environment and Sustainability is committed to being a driving force in providing solutions. We prepare future leaders to critically address environmental issues from multiple perspectives. Thousands of our graduates are now protecting the Earth’s resources and creating a better future across the globe. Are you ready to join us?
Whatever path you choose, there are compelling reasons to join the School for Environment and Sustainability’s small, supportive community within a world-class university.
The Program in the Environment (PitE) offers both a broad liberal arts education in environmental topics and the opportunity for students to pursue various lines of individual interest in considerable depth. Fundamentally, PitE’s curriculum focuses on the complex interactions of human beings and their environment. To understand these interactions and learn how to create more rational and equitable forms of human habitation on this planet, PitE students develop a multidisciplinary perspective integrating the methods and approaches of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
The Accelerated Master’s Degree (AMD) program through PitE and SEAS is a Master’s program for qualifed Environment majors. There are two Accelerated Master's Degree programs open to undergraduates majoring in Environment:
Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability (MS) - Normally a 2 year program - 42 credits
Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) - Normally a 3 year program - 44 credits
University of Michigan students who are currently pursuing an Earth and Environmental Sciences major are eligible for our fifth-year Masters program. Students who are interested in the fifth-year MS are strongly encouraged to discuss their plans with their EARTH undergraduate advisor early in their junior year.