The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Center for
Environmental Biology (CEB) at the University of California, Irvine are
accepting applications for the Professional Masters in Conservation and
Restoration Science (MCRS) graduate program providing training for
students interested in careers in the research and management of natural
resources. Now accepting applications for the second cohort of MCRS
students for Fall 2018! Sectors and potential careers for MCRS graduates
include: non-profit land management sector, local and federal government
agencies, and environmental consulting firms. For more information,
visit the MCRS webpage (http://mcrs.bio.uci.edu), or contact program
administrators at uciconresscie...@uci.edu.
The MCRS degree will provide students with the academic and professional
skills needed to study, protect, and conserve natural resources, and to
hold leadership and management positions in environmental fields related
to conservation, restoration, and sustainability. Potential applicants
will need a B.A. or B.S. degree, preferably in the natural sciences
(biology, conservation biology, ecology, environmental science,
forestry, wildlife biology, horticulture, or similar degree title) from
a fully accredited academic institution. Applicants with undergraduate
degrees in other areas will be considered, but must demonstrate
proficiency in the natural sciences and/or practical experience working
in this professional field.
The program includes two years of coursework and activities, including
18 units of core courses (e.g., ecology, conservation science), 16 units
of topical electives (e.g., environmental policy, land use policy), 18
units of technical and professional skills courses (e.g., technical
writing, GIS), and 8 units associated with technical and professional
workshops (e.g., regional professional gatherings). A collaborative,
year-long group capstone project (12 units), aligned with community
partners, integrates the program’s learning objectives and applies
student’s new skills to key environmental challenges facing society.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Our next round of
applications will be reviewed for admission after July 1, 2018.