The Robert S. Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies provides adults with opportunities for a degree, career change, professional advancement, and enrichment. The center offers ten master’s degree programs, including eight programs offered in low–residency, distance learning formats.

Our students receive a high level of individual attention from a world-class faculty committed to delivering an education that meets your life goals in the most convenient way possible.

  • Our limited-residency programs are geared to your livelihood—and your life. The distance education format is simple, convenient, and effective. We pioneered the limited-residency master’s degree to give working professionals an education that will strengthen their abilities to address the complex and ever-changing professional world.
  • The graduates from our MFA in Creative Nonfiction Program have published more than 70 books since the program began in 1997. Their awards include the New York Book Festival Award for best historical memoir, USA News Best Book of in World History, and the Southern Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction.
  • Our education programs, on- and off-campus, offer small classes for maximum personal attention and a faculty whose excellence and dedication are unparalleled. And Goucher’s graduate programs in education can be customized to meet your specific needs.
  • Our acclaimed Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program is ranked in the nation’s top tier and places its graduates in some of the world’s best medical schools. Taking place over a single year, the Post-Bac Premed program prepares future doctors like no other program in the country.

All of Goucher’s Graduate and Professional Studies degrees and programs share an unwavering commitment to educational excellence, and to students’ future success in whatever field they choose.

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Local Phone: 410-337-6200
Toll-Free: 1-800-697-4646
Fax: 410-337-6085


OCTOBER OPEN HOUSE - All Graduate Programs
Come to campus or meet us online at our October Open House events. Goucher's Graduate programs are hosting an on-campus Open House October 13 and webinar session on October 14.

Join us this fall for Program Specific Web Information Sessions. Several programs will be hosting online sessions led by academic directors and faculty to provide you additional details on curriculum, the limited-residency format (online and onsite courses), application tips, Q&A and more! 

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Electronic Campus Goucher College is a participating institution of the Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB) Electronic Campus

Goucher has reviewed its eight online Master's Degree programs against SREB's Principles of Good Practice and the programs have been approved for inclusion in the Electronic Campus through Maryland's Higher Education Commission.