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 Ayala 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.

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.