Application window for the Fall 2017 semester at the SMSC is now open

Posted: April 5, 2017 at 7:50 pm, Last Updated: April 17, 2017 at 7:20 pm


2017 Undergraduate SMSC Semester Flyer (PDF)

We are now accepting applications for the fall 2017 semester at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation. We offer three residential programs for undergraduates and recent graduates committed to the study of conservation. Students can take one program of study or all three.

Conservation, Biodiversity and Society

Explore hands-on ways that science, management and policy address current conservation issues in and
out of the field

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Apply cutting-edge field techniques to survey species in the wild and investigate ecological patterns and processes from local to global scales

Endangered Species Conservation

Evaluate vulnerabilities of small populations and develop successful conservation actions to save them from extinction

  • Programs are located at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia.
  • Open to students from any accredited college/university who have a desire to learn about conservation in a living learning community.
  • Scholarships and financial aid are available – go to the Scholarships page on this website