Graduates of the MCRS program will gain broad knowledge in applied ecosystem and community ecology, as well as training in quantatitive methods, the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and informatics (data analysis and management).
While holders of Baccalaureate degrees may have a strong knowledge base and some technical skills, they often remain sidelined in entry-level positions, lacking the science translation skills, analytical capabilities, and project management capacities required for leadership and management positions. The MRCS program will prepare them to pursue careers that enable them to lead and collaborate in the planning, design, implementation, and management of complex, large-scale environmental conservation and restoration activities in agency, non-profit and for-profit settings.
Sectors and potential careers for MCRS graduates include:
- Non-profit land management sector: Large scale habitat restoration, working with agencies and contracts
- Local and Federal government agencies: Department of Fish and Wildlife, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Forestry, public parks and county agencies
- Environmental consulting firms: Biologists, landscape planning, habitat monitoring, biological impact studies