Conservation Leadership, Master | Colorado State University | Fort Collins, United States
18 months
31766 USD/year
31766 USD/year
15568 USD/year
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The M.S. in Conservation Leadership at Colorado State University prepares leaders to address complex conservation issues at local, regional, and global scales.


The M.S. in Conservation Leadership at Colorado State University is built around principles of experiential learning, inter-disciplinary instruction, and applied approaches. Our students work closely with a network of practitioners and organizations throughout the program. Conservation Leadership is the option for individuals seeking to make a difference in the lives and ecosystems of our planet.


Natural resource problems such as climate change, biodiversity loss, land degradation, food security, and water availability are increasingly complex and threaten human livelihoods and sustainability. These complex problems are best explored across disciplines that examine social-ecological phenomena at different scales and at multiple levels.

The multiple disciplinary approach to human dimensions of conservation requires perspectives on individuals, social groups, organizations, societies and cultures. It is the goal of the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources to represent these multiple social science perspectives and to address critical issues in conservation in innovative, integrative ways.

Our research is directed toward informing decisions that sustain natural resources and the services that are derived from those resources.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systems Thinking and Biodiversity
  • Conservation Policy and Governance
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Conservation Leadership
  • Collaborative Conservation
  • Multi-level Views of Conservation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An official transcript of all collegiate work completed along with a certified translation into English.

  • Scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic.

  • Test scores such as GRE or GMAT, if required by department,

  • Certified proof of financial support

  • Passport copy

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31766 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31766 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    31766 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31766 USD per year during 18 months.
  • In-State

    15568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15568 USD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Fort Collins

1210 - 1800 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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