Master of Arts in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities
Western Kentucky University

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

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Geographic Restrictions

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