M.A. in Cultural Sustainability (M.A.C.S.)
Goucher's Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability is a completely unique program. You will learn how to work closely with individuals and communities to identify, protect, enhance, and advocate for important traditions, ways of life, cherished spaces, and our vital relationships to each other and the world. As a result, you will become a leader, writer, thinker, teacher, activist, and/or entrepreneur who will take action to counter the powerful forces that endanger communities and threaten cultural equity around the world.
Complete in as little as 2 Years
87% of alumsworking in related careers
Cultural Sustainability students & faculty pen article in Smithsonian's Folklife Magazine
Students and faculty in our M.A. in Cultural Sustainability Program discuss the changing nature of cultural practices during COVID-19. Through Goucher’s ongoing partnership with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, students were part of a course that explores issues surrounding how museums and festivals represent culture.Read article
Think Globally, Act Locally
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 begin to counter the powerful forces that endanger communities around the world.
Our M.A. in Cultural Sustainability brings together knowledge from cultural anthropology, public history, folklore, ethnomusicology, communications, leadership studies and management, museum education, community development, and activism to teach you to effect positive, community-driven change in the cultures you 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.