Goucher's Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability is a completely unique new program. We teach our students how to work closely with individuals and communities to identify, protect, and enhance their important traditions, their ways of life, their cherished spaces, and their vital relationships to each other and the world.

In this era of increasing homogeneity and globalization, local history, traditions, and ways of life are among our most endangered resources and precious assets. By strengthening and building on the foundations of these resources-whether artistic, linguistic, musical, economic, or environmental-we can begin to counter the powerful forces that endanger communities around the world.

Our M.A. in Cultural Sustainability brings together knowledge from anthropology, history, folklore, ethnomusicology, communications, business and management, linguistics, and activism to teach students how to effect positive, community-driven change in the cultures they care about most-whether it be an African village, an American inner-city neighborhood, a remote tribe in Asia, or a threatened public space just down the street. The discipline of cultural sustainability can be and will be applied wherever valued ways-of-life are at risk.

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Application Deadline
April 18: Early Decision Deadline
June 1: Deadline for scholarship consideration
June 18: Late Admissions (if space is available) 
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Mike Vlahovich
Mike Vlahovich
"The program truly has great instructors and students who represent a vast array of diverse backgrounds including social, cultural, age gender and race, which brings a wealth of perspectives to the topics we cover. The residency experience is also powerful and a place to make connections and network with professionals in the field but also a place to build lifelong friendships."