The M.S. in Conservation Leadership prepares leaders to address complex conservation issues at local, regional, and global scales. The program is built around principles of experiential learning, inter-disciplinary instruction, and applied approaches. Students work closely with a network of practitioners and organizations throughout the program, so it is ideal for individuals seeking to make a difference in the lives and ecosystems of our planet. 

Effective Fall 2012

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
NR 540AEnvironmental Issues: Water Resources2
NR 540BEnvironmental Issues: Biological Diversity2
NR 540CEnvironmental Issues: Ecologic Reconciliation2
NR 540DEnvironmental Issues: Ecosystem Services2
NR 541Conservation Policy, Finance, and Governance2
NR 542Global Change and Conservation2
NR 543ACatalyzing Change: Conflict and Conservation2
NR 543BCatalyzing Change: Collaborative Conservation2
NR 544AConservation Methods: Watershed Sciences1
NR 544BConservation Methods: Ecological Sciences1
NR 544CConservation Methods: Social Sciences1
NR 544DConservation Methods: Spatial Information1
NR 544EConservation Methods: Integrative Field Work2-4
NR 545A or 545BMultilevel Views: Society and Conservation- Mexico
Multilevel Views: Society and Conservation- Global
NR 549AConservation and Systems LeadershipVar.
 Total Credits26-32
Second Year
NR 546A or 546BSocioecological Context: Mexico
Socioecological Context: Global
NR 547Poverty and Sustainable Development2
NR 548A or 548BConservation Planning and Management: Mexico
Conservation Planning and Management: Global
NR 549BConservation and Systems Leadership: Field1-3
NRRT 698Research3
 Total Credits10-12
 Total Credits36-44

A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this program.