2015-2016 Tuition $825/credit hour
Application Fee $75
Enrollment Deposit $500
Nonrefundable  Residency Fee $200**
Room and Board
(13 nights)
On-campus single - $1,300
Technology Fee $125/semester

** Mandatory for all residency students. Includes field trips and special events.

Students will be housed in individual air-conditioned rooms with meals provided in the dining hall.  Students are expected to stay on campus. If a student has extenuating circumstances that might require other arrangements, they should contact the program director for discussion.

Incoming students may apply to transfer up to 9 credits from approved graduate-level program or related courses successfully completed at accredited colleges or universities with the approval of the program director. The course content must be similar to that offered by the Master of Arts Adminstration program.

All student accounts must be current before enrollment is allowed for subsequent semesters. A late fee will be assessed if payment has not been received by the due date.

In order to participate in commencement exercises, a student must have completed all academic requirements for the degree and have settled all college accounts.

A monthly payment plan is available from Sallie Mae (TuitionPay Payment Plan) at 1-800-635-0120 which may be helpful for students who do not qualify for or do not wish to take advantage of the Federal loan program.  Payments may be made by check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

Health Insurance

Graduate students registered full time (9+ credits) are eligible to participate in the Goucher Health Insurance plan.  (See plan rates here).  The insurance premium will be charged directly to your Goucher account. Spouses and/or dependent children can be enrolled in the Goucher plan but must be enrolled directly with GM-Southwest, Inc. on the insurance website: www.goucherstudentinsurance.com.  Payment of the premium for family member coverage will be paid directly to GM-Southwest, Inc.

Graduate  Enrollment Process: To elect enrollment, email the Graduate Programs office at sgray@goucher.edu.  The Graduate Programs office will submit your information to be entered in the plan database and you will then be automatically enrolled in the plan.  Once enrolled, you can go online at www.goucherstudentinsurance.com and click the "Register/Login" tab to complete the registration process and to print a temporary ID card and Health Ticket.  A permanent ID card will be mailed to you.  If you have questions about your enrollment, please call (888) 776-9920 or (800) 477-4415 or go to the website above.

Course and Research Materials

Students may purchase course texts and course packets from MBS Textbook Exchange, or from other vendors. Students are responsible for securing all research and other materials necessary for courses. During the residencies, computer research access as well as training is provided.

Minimum Technology Requirements for Online Courses
Computer Requirements

  • Windows XP or later, Mac OS 104 or later
  • Minimum 2 GB of memory (RAM)
  • The latest version of Java available from: http://www.java.com/en 
  • The latest version of QuickTime available from: http://www.apple.com/quicktime
  • A current word processing software
  • Headset with microphone

Internet Access

  • Broadband Internet connection is required. Examples of broadband internet connection are high-speed DSL or a Cable modem.
  • Use of Goucher e-mail is highly recommended

Refund or Credit Allowance

You will receive a refund of your tuition based on when you withdraw from a course.

A partial refund of payments may be made to students who withdraw from courses of their own accord. Any credit balance remaining after these adjustments to the student's account will be refunded. Institutional and federal aid as well as tuition and fees will be adjusted in accordance with the Federal Return of Title IV calculation.  The Title IV calculation is based on the day of attendance as a percentage of total days in the semester up until 60%. For example, if a student drops a class after completing 20% of the semester, the student would be eligible for all but 20% of the tuition (or an 80% refund). After 60% of the semester has been completed, no refunds are awarded.Refund/Credit Allowed
Before classes begin: 100% refund
Up until 60% of the semester: Prorated refund based on Title IV refund policy
After 60% of the semester: No refund