MA 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 mid-career 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. There is a strong emphasis on application. Courses are experiential, and faculty work with students to produce real world results with every single assignment.
The degree is very low cost compared to most masters programs because there is no "classroom." Students complete all assignments in and for their community. The degree is made up of 36 credit hours and most students complete it within 2 years.
Students can choose from a Conservation Concentration, a Peacebuilding Concentration, or a self-directed course of study. Each concentration blends three different modes of instruction to adapt to student learning styles: online instruction, face-to-face residential experiences, and community field labs. For a complete list and descriptions of courses, see our Academic Catalog.