Why Choose the Master of Conservation Leadership?
- Focus on today's conservation needs. The MCL program emphasizes innovative conservation practice including Indigenous-led conservation governance, working landscape conservation and partnership engagement.
- Continue your career growth. The 24-month program combines online learning and land-based residencies, giving you flexibility to continue working while studying.
- Deepen your leadership skills. Drive transformative growth through your Individualized Development Plan, allowing you to align the program with your own interests.
- Choose your mentor. Our faculty and advisors are actively engaged in the conservation field and community. Your mentor will provide ongoing guidance tailored to your individual needs.
Tomorrow's Conservation Leaders
The Master of Conservation Leadership is a career-focused program for conservation professionals who are ready to take the next step into conservation leadership. Our students come to the MCL program from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds.
"I think conservation leadership is really about inspiring and communicating and connecting with people, today more than ever, because the conservation issues we’re dealing with are massive. We’re talking about biodiversity losses, huge habitat alterations and climate change, and those are not problems that are going to be solved by conservation professionals, they’re going to be solved by everybody taking on responsibility for their own actions and caring and wanting to make change. I think leadership right now is really about trying to get that message across in a hopeful way."
— Jackie Scott, Master of Conservation Leadership Graduate
- 3 years working experience in the field of conservation post bachelor's degree
- A B+ (77%) average in the last completed degree
We welcome applicants from conventional and non-conventional educational pathways. If you are interested in the MCL program and have a lower average in the last completed degree but hold considerable conservation leadership experience, contact us at email@example.com to discuss admission options.
Several program funding options are available to you in the Master of Conservation Leadership. Most students accepted into the MCL program have been successful in receiving funding. Our scholarships include:
|Scholarship Name||Value||Eligibility||How to Apply|
|Billes Conservation Leadership Scholarship||5 awards of $8,000||This scholarship is available to incoming students with excellent applications||No application required|
|Two Eyed Seeing/Etuaptmumk Indigenous Scholarship||1 award of $10,000||This scholarship is available to an incoming Indigenous student||Apply by letter to the department by February 15 of the cohort year|