Learn to Make Just & Lasting Change
Learn how to make-a-difference in your community. You don’t need to leave your job or family. Learn to use what you already have to reach where your community wants to go.
Join a university where the world is your classroom. Learn how to grow local answers that create a better future for your community.
Future Generations University allows you to get a Masters degree that is rooted in your experiences and conforms to your schedule. You don’t need to leave your job or family. Learn to use resources you already have to reach where your community wants to go.
This is the future of higher education: learning that is flexible, relevant, and applied to your professional needs. You get the convenience of an online degree with challenging face-to-face interactive learning.
- You apply lessons with the people and place where you live.
- You connect with classmates within your region and from around the world.
- Your job is your primary classroom as you apply the lessons you learn into practice.
- You can participate in educational trips, and study at some of the best community development sites around the world.
Future Generations is highly selective—but if you’re admitted, you join others working for local change around the world in 40 countries. Skills you learn will empower communities to build from their successes and forge partnerships. They will change their behaviors. As an individual, you will create just and lasting change for many.
Join a new universe of learning from the world, around the world.
News & Announcements
2018 Annual Report
Experience our world-circling impact in the 2018 Annual Report! Keeping with our tradition of being on the cusp on innovation, this report is made available to you in Story Map format.
Future Generations Welcomes New Communications Director
We’re very pleased to welcome Susan Davis to the Future Generations University team as our Director of Communications! Susan has a rich background in storytelling, with particular expertise in the world of Public Radio. Check out her faculty bio page for more on Susan!
Choose Your Path to Success
The Future Generations MA in Applied Community Change is the only one in the world of its kind—just like you. Choose a specialization and build your skills and knowledge while working towards what matters most to you.
Pursuing a more non-traditional path? You don’t have to seek the full degree in order to take our courses. Try one as a “taster” to get a feel for the program, or take as many as you want just for your own enrichment. The choice is yours!
Future Generations University has developed programs to fit your life, no matter the direction you’re headed. Special certificate & diploma opportunities connect to ideas and techniques you can use to achieve your professional or educational goals. Chose the subject areas that are most relevant to your professional and personal purposes.
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How This Program Works
Assignments in all courses directly connect to improving your existing work. For example, if you’re learning about grant proposals, the assignment is not just to draft a practice proposal; your professor will aid you to create an actual proposal. The support continues to graduation where you will have implemented numerous successful efforts in real life contexts.
Interactive online learning is a core element of Future.Edu’s program. Course materials and learning modules are delivered through the University’s online learning platforms. Regularly scheduled classes are held via video conferencing. Building from applications that teach student then does in his/her community, each student creates an evolving ePortfolio through their degree that provides a multi-media professional showcase of learning at the end of the program.
Students have the opportunity to join residential field programs throughout their course of study. Residentials are supplemental—not required, but in-person experiences around the world—credit-bearing field experiences that range between 1-2 weeks.They provide students with an opportunity for hands-on learning and a collaborative educational experience where students come together from around the world. Typical activities while on the trip include visits to demonstrations of local best practice, visiting local government offices, participation in cultural activities, and on-site learning from various professional organizations. Past Residentials have been based in The Philippines, India, Uganda, Haiti, Nepal, Vietnam, and throughout the United States, just to name just a few.
Future Generations University has world expertise instructional and research faculty. All are actively engaged in their respective fields, making them the perfect individuals to lead students through Future.Edu’s multi-sectorial learning process. Faculty teach because understand the theory, and also they are living it. Their knowledge and experiences are current, innovative, and grounded in experience. You will learn from instructors whose research is rooted in action.
Upon graduating, students join the Future Generations Center for Research and Practice.(www.future.org) This global network is comprised of other alumni, practitioners and organizations of all sectors, as well as global partners. The Center encourages life-long learning by providing educational resources, grant support, and opportunity for collaboration amongst its members.