Conservation Leadership (M.C.L.)


The Conservation Leadership program at Colorado State University is a master’s degree which prepares leaders to address complex conservation issues at local, regional, and global scales. The program is built around principles of experiential learning, interdisciplinary instruction, and applied approaches. Working closely with a network of practitioners and organizations, the Conservation Leadership program is the option for individuals seeking to make a difference in the lives and ecosystems of our planet.

Master of Conservation Leadership (M.C.L.)

Next Steps

Western Regional Graduate Program

The Master of Conservation Leadership (M.C.L.) is part of the WICHE – Western Regional Graduate Program exchange. Visit our WRGP webpage to learn about eligibility and the application process.


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Financial Aid