M.A. in Cultural Sustainability 

Goucher’s Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability is a completely unique program.

In an era where globalization prevails, how does one cultivate and preserve folklife and cultural heritage? Local history, traditions, and ways of life are among our most endangered resources and precious assets. Get the skills you need to build and strengthen these resources and effect positive, community-driven change in the cultures you care about most.


The M.A.C.S. Program is celebrating 10 years of being a pioneer in the field of cultural sustainability. Join an international gathering of scholars, artists, and activists to 20/20 Visions: Cultural Sustainability as an Act of Resilience. 
Learn more

Find your community. Find your passion. Craft your journey. 

  • Low-residency format, meaning you complete most of your degree online.
  • No GRE or other admissions tests required.
  • Easy, online application process.
  • Scholarships available.
  • Community focused & multidisciplinary

Start here

Our flexible program and network of mentors can help you advance your career and find your place in the field. Let us help you with the next steps.


Ask about our partnership with the Smithsonian Chevron icon 

Chevron icon


“Goucher College has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution to develop educational curricula about cultivating and preserving folklife and cultural heritage for M.A. in Cultural Sustainability students. Opportunities are likely to include internships, field schools, residencies, certificates, and courses developed in collaboration with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in Washington, DC.”

Learn More


What is low-residency?

  • Play Video