M.A. Sustainability

We now take applications year-round for the Master’s in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities. Our first cohort graduated this summer, and our second and third cohorts are mid-year. Visit the official website for more: http://www.wku.edu/cohort/srsc

Our first cohort, all together for the first time, in Berheim Forest, KY.

Our first cohort, all together for the first time, in Berheim Forest, KY.


Here’s our catalog description
The Master of Arts in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities is an interdisciplinary program of study that provides students with the tools to lead communities toward social justice and sustainability. It is designed especially for students inclined toward the humanities, social sciences, and related fields. Students take a core set of courses that provide interdisciplinary grounding in social justice and sustainability, economic and policy issues, leadership issues, community-building, and community-based research. Students may focus their elective courses on environmental sustainability, gender & women’s studies, intergenerational studies, or other issues—depending on their interests, on availability of courses, and in consultation with their advisor. Students in the MA in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities will cultivate the skills and knowledge necessary to be economic, political, and social change agents for more just and sustainable communities.

The SRSC is a cohort program, which means that students will be moving through the degree requirements together. The core courses emphasize “learning in action,” while providing a foundation in social justice, economics, and ethical leadership; the electives allow students to emphasize areas of interest—gender, aging, community planning, environment, and (crucially) sustainability as it relates to social networks and long-range, ethically sound thinking (for instance).

Sustainability Sites
Mother Pelican
(journal of sustainable human development)
Beehive Collective (about organizing for Fair Trade)
Praxis Makes Perfect (Joshua Kahn Russell’s blog)
Orion Online Magazine (nature – culture – place)