Application Requirements for
Dual Masters' Degree

To be considered for admission, a new applicant must submit the following:

  • A completed application form, including three copies of the essay and a nonrefundable $60 application fee made payable to Goucher College. Click here to download the application, or the application form and other information may be obtained by contacting the Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies at Goucher College at 800-697-4646.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work sent directly by the college(s) or university(s) to the address below or by including official transcripts in the institution's sealed envelope with your application.
  • Two letters of recommendation from people who know you well enough to give an informed opinion of your potential success in this program.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for two entry points a year.

Current students seeking admission to the dual degree must submit:

  • An essay addressing the following:
    • 1. Please give a brief autobiography highlighting the experiences that have been important in shaping your goals.
    • 2. Why have you selected a limited-residency rather than a traditional, on-campus graduate program?
    • 3. Discuss the features that particularly interest you in each of the two degree programs you would like to pursue.
    • 4. What is your personal vision for how the dual degree will help you meet your personal and professional goals? (Applicants choosing a digital arts dual-degree program should also provide a CD/DVD or links to artistic works.)
  • The Dual Degree Form, which can be found here.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for two entry points a year.  

Applications are accepted two times a year. 

  • Preferred deadline is October 15 for January 2014 Admission.  Applications received after the 15th will be considered on a space available basis.
  • Preferred deadline is April 15 for July 2014 Admission. Applications received after the 15th will be considered on a space available basis.

Masters' Program
Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies
Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21204-2794

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), if applicable, should be completed online at fafsa.gov.

Acceptance to the program will be based on evaluation of your work experience, paid or volunteer; essay; letters of recommendation; and college or university transcripts. GRE scores are optional. The essay is extremely important, as it demonstrates your ability to clearly and concisely commit your ideas in writing. This is your opportunity to tell us about yourself.

Letters of acceptance are mailed within 4 weeks of the application deadline. Accepted students are required to submit the enrollment agreement along with a non-refundable $500 deposit. This deposit will be credited towards tuition charges for the following semester.

Goucher College is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 135.71.  Registration is not an endorsement of the institution.  Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.