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Master of Arts in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities

Program Details

The online MA in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities degree from Western Kentucky University is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the tools to lead communities toward social justice and sustainability. The curriculum enables students to:

  • Examine a range of disciplinary perspectives on social justice
  • Analyze the interrelationships of issues and interlocking systems associated with social organization and community development
  • Examine the practical and theoretical principles of sustainability and how to apply them to diverse situations and communities throughout the world
  • Analyze the power relationships (gender, race, age, class) that historically surround social justice and how these may be changed or augmented to increase social equality and equity
  • Apply the principles of community organizing and be able to effectively utilize them in a variety of communities


This program culminates in a conference-style symposium where students share their research and respond to that of their peers. 

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Written statement of interest
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Baccalaureate degree cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


Western Kentucky University is currently not authorized to deliver online courses in Massachusetts.