M.Sc. On Campus

Industrial Ecology - Sustainable Systems

University of Michigan

24 months
50646 USD/year
50646 USD/year
25230 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Modern environmental challenges impact both developed and developing nations, and they are compounded by increasing consumption pressures and a growing global population.The Industrial Ecology - Sustainable Systems program is offered at the University of Michigan.


Industrial Ecology - Sustainable Systems graduates are equipped to become these leaders through an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on systems thinking, as well as a sound understanding of ecological principles, the capabilities of technology, and the mechanisms that reshape economic and social progress. 

The curriculum draws on courses from SNRE and across the University of Michigan, many of which are cross-listed with the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering for a truly collaborative educational experience.


The Sustainable Systems program at the University of Michigan is led by a diverse team of faculty with expertise ranging from urban infrastructure ecology to renewable electricity and corporate environmental strategy. Much of our research is done in tandem with the Center for Sustainable Systems and the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise.

Sustainability Systems graduates pursue careers in the government, private, and nonprofit sectors, often obtaining leadership roles in engineering and product development, management consulting, and strategic and sustainability planning. They work toward systems improvements including transportation efficiency, green buildings, supply chain management, public utility analysis and regulation, and renewable energy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Systems Analysis
  • Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development
  • Urban Sustainability
  • Renewable Electricity and the Grid
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Behavior and the Environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Mandatory And Advisory Prerequisites
  • Transcripts And Wes Evaluation
  • Gmat Or Gre Scores
  • Current Resume
  • Essays
  • Recommendations
  • Interview
  • Nonrefundable Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50646 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50646 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    50646 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50646 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    25230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25230 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ann Arbor

1025 - 1870 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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