Master of Arts in Applied Community Change

Future Generations University provides one of the best opportunities for graduate education on the globe today. One can really come out of the program as an international caliber change agent.

Adolphus Dupley
(Class of 2015), Liberia

Most of us have had this experience where the professors and the books have the knowledge. Here we're introduced to the situation where the community has the knowledge and we're learning from the community.
The professors are simply facilitating.

Sabina Carlson
(Class of 2013), Haiti

This is not a traditional program. It is interested in competency. We receive many action methodologies and instruments. This program helped me to be more sensitive, more human with people, and to have values in my work.

Mavis Windsor
(Class of 2007), Canada

Future Generations taught me not to fear any kind of success - instead to collect the successes and walk forward with our community, keeping it going.

Kristen Baskin
(Class of 2009) USA

The Future Generations Master of Arts in Applied Community Change is designed for professionals who seek additional knowledge, skills, and competencies to improve their communities and the larger environment. The degree program calls upon creativity, knowledge, leadership, and interpersonal skills to develop workable strategies for change that fit the ecology, economy, and culture of a particular locale.


The Master’s program places a strong emphasis on application. The learning process is highly experiential, and faculty work with students to apply what they learn and produce real world results in every single course. Our innovative pedagogical approach enables learning beyond the confines of the “classroom.” Students complete all assignments in and for their community.


Our program is a full-time, two-year thirty-six credit professional degree designed to prepare students to take on the challenges of community development in an inclusive, sustainable way.


Unlike most Master’s programs that emphasize 2 years’ worth of learning before you’re ready for your debut in the real world to apply what you’ve “mastered,” our program integrates content-learning with real-world applications, so that by the time you’ve graduated, you will have developed a robust portfolio that highlights the value you’ve added to your professional work through your educational activities


Students have the opportunity to shape their unique learning journeys by selecting one of our concentrations. They also have the freedom to tailor their learning activities to fit their professional duties, field of expertise, and passions through a 12-credit practicum sequence—earning academic credit for applying their education to their community’s needs and priorities.


If you are an AmeriCorps member or interested in earning your Master's degree while participating in AmeriCorps, click here for more information.

Program Highlights

  • Build knowledge, skills, and capacity to find solutions to challenging problems in your community.
  • Delivered in a hybrid format, students around the world learn together both online and in person.
  • Keep your job and your home while you study!
  • Work with world-renowned faculty in developing globally applicable and community specific knowledge and skills.
  • Apply learning to your community throughout the degree program.
  • Gain first-hand experience with a wide range of successful community-based initiatives.

Requirements for Admission

  • A Desire to Make a Difference
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Official Transcriptions
  • Personal Statement of Commitment to Your Community
  • Reference Letter
  • Reliable Internet Connectivity
  • Submit a Complete Application here