Saybrook Transformative Social Change Program Prospective Student Interest Survey
Saybrook University is considering expanding its distance education program offerings to include a new M.A. and Ph.D. degree program in Transformative Social Change. The purpose of this survey is to determine prospective student interest in such a program. The survey should take less than two minutes to complete.
We live in a time of transformative social change. All over the world, people are working for a more sustainable environment, seeking democratic reform, creating new economic models that work for the many and not just the few, and are striving for social justice. These movements are aligned with Saybrook University’s founding mission of seeking a more “humane, just and sustainable world.” Many of these changes are powered by new communication technologies that are making a powerful impact, from spreading innovation to toppling repressive regimes.
If offered in its current planned form, the new degree program in Transformative Social Change would build from from Saybrook’s current Human Science—Transformative Social Change specialization area (http://www.saybrook.edu/phs/academicprograms/hs/tsc), and would prepare students to respond to current social, cultural, and political challenges of our times in a unique way, as reflective scholar-activists, able to create transformative changes in society and guided by humanistic values.
The program in Transformative Social Change would include options of an M.A. specialization in Communication Technology and Social Change, and an M.A. specialization in Peace and Justice Studies. Students participating in the program would also be able to enroll in existing Saybrook Certificate programs, including Community Health and Development, Peace and Conflict Resolution, and Building Sustainability. A new certificate in Socially Engaged Spirituality would also be offered. See the following for information about Saybrook's current certificate programs:http://www.saybrook.edu/phs/academicprograms/certificates
For information about some of the faculty who would be involved in the program, please see the Human Science—Transformative Social Change specialization faculty listing: http://www.saybrook.edu/phs/academicprograms/faculty
The program as presently envisioned would be specifically geared for activists wishing to work in nonprofit / nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, and in the education sector. It would serve young people beginning their careers in these areas; mid-career individuals, interested in changing to a more socially engaged vocation; and seniors looking for opportunities to “give back” to society.
Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Saybrook University is a private, non-profit institution that offers graduate degrees in a number of areas. Saybrook pioneered the offering of flexible doctoral programs in a rigorous academic environment more than 40 years ago, using a distance learning model. Saybrook faculty are internationally recognized scholars who are published experts in their fields. Saybrook students are eligible for federal student financial aid, as well as several internal scholarship programs, including a Community Leadership Scholarship.
If you have questions regarding this prospective program, or current Saybrook program offerings, please contact Henry Williams, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-403-1206.