How do I apply?

Applications are now being accepted to Future Generations Graduate School’s MA in Applied Community Change. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with monthly priority deadlines. Applicants who live and work in Appalachia, Himalaya and East Africa and who apply by the monthly priority deadline will receive a Regional Academic Scholarship upon admission.

Phase I: The Admissions Application

1.   Download and review the complete application guidelines.

2. Create a Future Generations account and begin your online application. The form is lengthy, so we recommend that after you complete the first page, you submit your contact information. You will receive an email confirmation with your login information.

3. Log back into your application form using the green button to the right when you are ready to continue your application. You can save your information and log in and out of the system throughout the application process.

4.  Before you submit your application, please ensure that all the information is accurate and that you have uploaded all supporting documentation, including: 

 Educational background and transcripts (scanned copies will be accepted application, but official copies are required before classes begin)

 Record of employment

 Record of community involvement

  Personal statement of community

 Letters of reference and contact information

 Language strengths and English proficiency


Phase II: The Interview 

Future Generations interviews all applicants to confirm English language proficiency, preparedness for graduate study, and commitment to creating community change. These interviews may be in person, online or by telephone, and will generally be one-on-one between the applicant and the Assistant Regional Academic Director.

The Future Generations Admissions’ Committee reviews applications and selects candidates for the next cohort on a monthly basis.  Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision within four to six weeks of submitting their completed application and supporting materials.

Phase III: Financial Aid

Future Generations works with admitted students to determine eligibility for various merit and need-based grants, loans and scholarships. Our financial aid experts will work with you and your community to identify available resources to help fund your graduate study.

Phase IV: Signed agreements and deposit

Admitted students will be asked to sign a matriculation letter accepting Future Generations offer of admission and financial aid (if relevant); submit a deposit; and review and sign a Health Information Form and Waiver.