Master's Projects are interdisciplinary capstone experiences that enable SEAS master's students to develop solutions to pressing problems faced by real-world clients. Students work on research teams with client organizations and faculty advisors to address complex environmental issues and design innovative, impactful products. This hands-on experience enables students to develop transferable skills that will help them secure future jobs and internships. Project ideas are developed by faculty, students, and organizations.
SEAS students are required to enroll in the Master's Project Course (EAS 701.888) and must submit a project report at the end of the experience. The Master's Project Handbook provides detailed information about project structure, planning, and completion requirements.
Projects provide students the opportunity to analyze and propose solutions to real-world environmental problems. Teams of 5+ students develop the project scope based on a proposed idea from the sponsoring organization, referred to as the client. The team works with the client until project completion.
- Overview (**Please use the deadline date information at bottom of this page as most up to date)
- Guidance for new clients (academic objectives, financial obligations, IRB)
- See Past Project Examples
Submitting a Master's Project Proposal
For master’s project questions and inquiries on how to submit or develop your idea, contact: [email protected].
Download the 2023 Proposal Submission Form. Final proposals are due by October 1, 2023. [The 2024 form will be posted later in winter 2024, please check back but note the anticipated due date will be similar as 2023, or late September/early October of the given year]
Proposals are submitted by email to [email protected]. Before submitting the final proposal you must complete a short Intent to Submit form. Contact the email above to receive the link to this form. No more than two proposals are eligible per submitter.
Please note: A SEAS faculty advisor should be secured for a proposal to advance. You may reach out to SEAS faculty with the proposal topic you are drafting to gauge their availability to eventually advise students on the project. Please check back for updates or email additional questions after reviewing materials and FAQ/Handbook links above.
SEAS Student Center / 1520 Dana / (734) 764-1402 / [email protected]