Help us solve urgent environmental challenges at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is looking for people who are driven to move the needle on the world’s greatest environmental challenges. We invite prospective students to explore graduate programs at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS).

SEAS offers the nation’s most customizable and interdisciplinary environmental graduate programs to prepare our students to be leaders and agents of environmental change. This year, to eliminate financial barriers that can discourage qualified applicants, we are waiving the application fee for all applicants and no longer requiring/accepting the GRE for master’s or PhD applicants.

What makes SEAS different?

  • Our interdisciplinary approach joins natural and social scientists, designers, policy makers, engineers, and other disciplines from across campus. We bring together diverse backgrounds, programs, majors, and student activities to inspire critical thinking and creative problem solving.
  • Students will get hands-on experience to transform knowledge into impact. SEAS combines classroom learning with innovative teaching at our impressive network of natural areas, and around the world through individually tailored research projects and internships.
  • Students can enjoy all the benefits of a tightly knit community within a world-class research university. You'll be guided by faculty who are renowned scholars in their fields, and join a worldwide community–more than 8,000 strong–of students, alumni, researchers, and partners.
  • SEAS has been a pioneer in environmental education for more than a century. We hosted the nation's first Earth Day in 1970, launched the field of conservation biology in the 1980s, established environmental justice as an academic field in 1990, built a focus on ecological design in landscape architecture in the 1990s, and helped shift business and industry into new modes of pollution prevention and sustainable systems in the 2000s.

Today, we are building on this legacy to tackle the grand challenges of food and water security, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmentally-damaging growth. Our global community champions bold ideas for a better future.
If you know someone looking to take the next step toward a professional path with lifelong impact, we invite them to apply to SEAS. Please join us in our commitment to creating a more just and sustainable world.

P.S. Our online application is open. If you have any questions, please reach out to an admissions coach at

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