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
September 18 for January 2015 Admission. Applications received after the 18th will be considered on a space available basis, but in order to be considered for a scholarship, applications must be received by October 18, 2014. Apply now.

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We invite you to learn more about our innovative degree program. We are happy to chat with you or connect you with a current student or alum. We offer convenient On-Campus or Skype information sessions too, just contact us at: center@goucher.edu or 800-697-4646.

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