M.A. On Campus

Cultural Sustainability

Goucher College

24 months
906 USD/credit 19026 USD/year
906 USD/credit 19026 USD/year
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Goucher College's Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability is a completely unique program. You will learn how to work closely with individuals and communities to identify, protect, enhance, and advocate for important traditions, ways of life, cherished spaces, and our vital relationships to each other and the world. 


As a result, you will become a leader, writer, thinker, teacher, activist, and/or entrepreneur who will take action to counter the powerful forces that endanger communities and threaten cultural equity around the world.

The  M.A. in Cultural Sustainability program from Goucher College brings together knowledge from cultural anthropology, public history, folklore, ethnomusicology, communications, leadership studies and management, museum education, community development, and activism to teach you to effect positive, community-driven change in the cultures you care about most whether it be an African village, an American inner-city neighborhood, a remote tribe in Asia, or a threatened public space just down the street. The discipline of cultural sustainability can be and will be applied wherever valued ways-of-life are at risk.


  • Directors of folklife and community arts organization
  • Museum educators 
  • Travel writer
  • PhD students / teaching
  • Tribal cultural leaders
  • Founders and Directors of community-building social service organizations
  • Culturally-aware health care providers
  • Refugee resettlement workers
  • Project managers
  • Outreach specialists
  • Events designers and coordinators
  • College professors

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Sustainability
  • Cultural Policy
  • Cultural Documentation
  • Cultural Partnership 
  • Ethnographic Methodologies 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Send official sealed transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.
  • Send a minimum of one letter of recommendation completed by someone who knows you well enough to give an informed opinion of your intellectual ability, capacity for sustained self-directed study, personal qualifications, and professional potential.
  • Complete the essay answering program-specific questions. Please review essay requirements below.
  • International students must also follow the international student admissions processes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19026 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 906 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19026 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 906 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Towson

1797 - 3043 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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