Climate scientist named dean of new U-M School for Environment and Sustainability
School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) to launch July 1, 2017
U-M awarded $20M for federally funded Great Lakes research institute
The University of Michigan has been awarded a five-year, $20 million grant from the federal government to form a research institute focused on sustainable management of the Great Lakes.
From Kathmandu to the Alaskan Coast
SNRE master's projects leave an imprint around the globe
Bumblebee populations rise in Detroit
Bee populations higher in Detroit than in some less-urbanized areas- vacant lots could be a factor
Friends of the Waters: The Ripple Effect


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.


SNRE 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. SNRE offers four graduate certificates: Environmental Justice, Industrial Ecology, Spatial Analysis, and Sustainability.

Dual-Degree Programs

SNRE's 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. 

Upcoming SNRE Events

August 7, 2017

SNRE Admissions Representatives will attend the 2017 Ecological Society of America: Annual Meeting...

August 8, 2017

SNRE Admissions Representatives will attend the 2017 Ecological Society of America: Annual Meeting...

August 9, 2017

SNRE Admissions Representatives will attend the 2017 Ecological Society of America: Annual Meeting...

Meet the Faculty

The faculty of the School of Natural Resources and Environment represents the wide range of environmental specialties that comprise the school's comprehensive, interdisciplinary graduate curriculum. SNRE professors are engaged in environment and sustainability research at the highest levels and are personally invested in students' success.

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