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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor — School of Natural Resources and Environment

Program Type:
Master's International
School of Natural Resources and Environment
Degrees Awarded:
Landscape Architecture (MLA), Natural Resources and Environment (MS)
Admissions Deadlines:

January 5 (priority); through end of April

Admissions Cycle:

Once per year

Program Start:
Program Founded:
September, 2010


Six credit hours total will be awarded upon completion of Peace Corps service. The Peace Corps service will be in lieu of our master's opus requirement; students will register for the credits upon returning to school.


The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) has designed an MI Program for students with an interest in environmental issues and Peace Corps service. Students can earn a Natural Resources and Environment (MS) or Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree. Students spend two academic terms working towards fulfilling their MS or MLA degree requirements, then leave during the summer months (May-August) for their Peace Corps service. After their service ends, students return to SNRE in September (Fall term) and finish remaining academic obligations.

The capstone/opus work (6 credits total) required of all MS and MLA students will be granted for time spent in Peace Corps service.


A demonstrated interest in the environment, international development, and community service; full SNRE application, including official test scores, statement of purpose, resume, three letters of recommendation. Apply to SNRE and read more about the application process here: http://www.snre.umich.edu/prospective_students/apply_now

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Ms. Sondra Auerbach

Academic Services
440 Church Street, 1520 Dana
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1041
(734) 615-4332
(734) 936-2195

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