On this part-time program, you’ll earn 36 credits over two years.


Year 1, term 1 – Two-week residency in Vermont and online (7 credits)

Theory and Practice of Social Change (3 credits)

Human Flourishing in the Anthropocene: From Development to Regeneration (3 credits)

Foundations in Regenerative Leadership (1 credit)


Year 1, term 2 – Online (6 credits)

Learning in Place: Land and Ecology (2 credits)

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning  (2 credits)

Regenerative Design (2 credits)


Year 1, term 3 – Two-week residency in Oaxaca, Mexico, and online (6 credits)

Development and Resistance in Latin America (2 credits)

Communication, Media, and Art for Social Transformation (2 credits)

Food Sovereignty and Agro-ecology (1 credit)

Migration, Borders, and Transnational Communities (1 credit)


Year 2, term 1 – One-week residency in Vermont and online (6 credits)

Understanding and Designing Social-Ecological Change (3 credits)

Science and Appropriate Technology (2 credit)

Choice of either an elective from the MA in Peace and Justice Leadership or the Field School (2 credits)


Year 2, term 2 – Online (5–7 credits)

Learning in Place: Society and Culture (2 credits)

Economics for Sustainable Development and Regeneration (3 credits)

Optional Field School course (2 credits)

  • Advanced Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning


  • Advanced Policy Advocacy Theory and Practice


Year 2, term 3 – Online and seminar in Vermont (5 credits)

Participative Action-Research Capstone Preparation (3 credits)

Capstone Paper (1 credit)

Capstone Presentation and Seminar (1 credit)