The Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science (MCRS) is a professional degree program designed to provide the graduate with the skills and knowledge base necessary to hold leadership and management positions in environmental fields related to conservation, restoration, and sustainability. This is a highly collaborative program, portions of which will embed students into real-world conservation and restoration settings through community partnerships.

The MCRS program is offered through the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and the Center for Environmental Biology (CEB) within the School of Biological Sciences. It is targeted specifically to working adults and recent graduates (within the last five years).

Ecology and evolutionary biology are sciences with increasing relevance to today’s society. Ecology has become a profession; one that actively manages biodiversity, biogeochemistry, and physical landscapes as they interrelate with today’s political, social and economic processes. Employer demand for Conservation and Restoration Science professionals increased by 70% between 2010-2013, and it continues to grow.

Application Deadlines:
· Priority Admissions Deadline February 1st
· Regular Admissions Deadline April 1st
· Final Admissions Deadline July 1st

*Please Note: International student application deadline is June 1st

The program uses rolling admission deadlines. The priority deadline is February 1; applications received by this date are read first, and next fall’s class begins to fill from this group. April 1 is the normal deadline; the remainder of the class is filled from these applicants. If the class is not full after each review of the April 1 applicants, additional applications will be accepted until July 1.

*The link above is directed to a general graduate studies application form. Please note that not all items listed in the general application are required for a complete MCRS application. Follow the details of our Admissions Requirements page closely.