Master of Arts in Transformative Social Change
Saybrook University

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Transformative Social Change is a political science degree from Saybrook University.  This degree is designed with the goal of preparing students to respond to current global, social, cultural, and political challenges by creating transformative changes in society that are guided by humanistic values.  Students will learn to build on emerging and growing traditions as scholar-practitioners and scholar-activists to promote transformative social change.  The political science degree curriculum utilizes a global, multidisciplinary approach to address the world’s conflicts, including:

  • Threats to human rights
  • Social justice and inequality
  • Global climate change
  • Violence and militarization
  • Destruction of the commons
  • Societal isolation and hopelessness

You can choose to concentrate in Social Impact Media or in Peace and Justice Studies.


This program requires a residential orientation and five-day residential conferences at the beginning of each semester.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

WASC Senior College and University Commission