Master of Arts in Social Change
Be an Agent of Social Change
The Master of Arts in Social Change is a professional master’s degree that challenges students to understand, navigate, and engage diverse spiritual and religious motivations, cultures, and communities in order to create systemic social change toward a more just society. MASC graduates are leaders in non-profit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, religious organizations, and for-profit corporations.
As a professional degree within a school of theology, the MASC program combines personal, spiritual/religious, and academic learning with critical reflection, community engagement, and service learning. The curriculum provides an interdisciplinary approach with courses that combine political theory, sociology, ethics, theology, and the history, theory, and practice of social change movements. In addition, courses in management, leadership, and community collaboration, along with the MASC internship provide opportunities for students to gain practical knowledge and experience.
Courses You Will Take
- Foundations of Social Change
- Race, Gender, Class: Historical & Social Scientific Analysis of Individual, Institutional, and Systemic Racism in the Modern World
- Education and Social Change
- Identity, Power, and Difference
Skills You Will Master
- Social, historical, and political analysis
- Practical application through an internship and praxis courses
- An interdisciplinary, critical, and contextual evaluation of diverse social change strategies
- The ability to understand and engage spiritual and religious motivations
- Community organizing and collaborative leadership
View the MASC degree and MASC internship descriptions in the Master’s Student Handbook, and this year’s course offerings and descriptions in the Catalog.
A graduate certificate is also available in religion and social change.
For more information about the MASC degree program, contact:
Jenny L. Whitcher, Ph.D.
Director of the Master of Arts in Social Change
Director of Service Learning