10 Years of MASC Academic Archive

Since 2005, Starr King’s Master of Arts in Social Change (MASC) degree program has provided students with personalized guidance and real world opportunities to pursue spiritually grounded social justice work. Students’ final projects have addressed a wide range of issues from environmental sustainability to homelessness. To view a MASC graduate’s final project in its entirety, simply click an image.

.Alexis Vincent Thumbnail

“Homelessness in Vallejo: Impacts of Poverty and Trauma”
Alexis Vincent, 2015


Chris Boyle Thumbnail


“Practices of Personal and Organizational Sustainability in the Pursuit of Social Change”
Christine Boyle, 2010
Related work: http://theselfcareproject.org/

Essayan Hart Thumbnail


“Narrative Frictions”
Essayan Hart
Related work: http://www.essyandthecall.com


“Charter of the Sangha Project: A Neighborhood Based Learning Community”

Mark Armen, 2007


Pat Malarkey Thumbnail


“American Dreams / American Workplaces / American Realities”
Patricia Malarkey



Other work from MASC graduates:

  • Read this rave review of Som Pourfarzaneh’s science fiction novel Entromancy (Book 1 of The Nightpath Trilogy).

Check out the following I Am Starr King interviews featuring The Rev. Dr. Gabriella Lettini, founder of the MASC degree program, and various MASC students to learn about their respective calls to activism.


To receive information about MASC anniversary events, subscribe to the MASC Mailing List.