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Effect Positive, Sustainable Change in 20 Months  

This 40 percent online program equips individuals with the knowledge, skills, and resources to effect change in their local communities and across the globe. In less than two years, students create an approach for impactful leadership while learning management practices such as formulating strategies, implementing programs, and creating marketing campaigns.

Program Overview

Program Length / Units

1.6 years / 40 units

Unit Cost

$1,100

Start Terms

Fall

Campus Location

West Los Angeles (60%)/Online (40%)

Designed to help facilitate work in social activism, this program offers students the critical skills needed to create a more just world. As social entrepreneurs, graduate students will learn to effect positive change by generating solutions to pressing social problems, searching for root causes, and creating value that transforms individuals, communities, and nations. Central to this master's program is the belief and understanding that real change begins from within--both within the person and the community. From that foundation, students build their leadership capacity to effect change around the globe. Offered as a 40-unit degree, this technology-blended program is designed to be completed in just 20 months, over five terms.

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Program Benefits

  • 20-month, comprehensive program designed for both professionals employed full-time and full-time students, as well as students located outside Southern California
  • Technology-blended program model, which delivers course work via 60 percent face-to-face interaction and 40 percent online instruction
  • Nationally-recognized faculty who are dedicated to student academia and professional success
  • Global exchange experience creates a well-rounded global perspective of social, economic, and community issues
  • Cohort model designed for strong peer support and lifelong professional relationships
  • Capstone social enterprise course designed to provide students a firm professional next step after completion of the program