Apply online at the link below:

Master of Arts in Environmental Studies Application 

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

  • A completed application, the essay and a nonrefundable $75 application fee made payable to Goucher College. 
  • Official, sealed transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. Transcripts may be sent electronically.
  • Two recommendation from people who know you well enough to give an informed opinion of your potential success in this program. The recommendation process is completed online through the application portal but paper forms are available upon request. 

Essay Requirements:

Write an essay of not less than 1,000 words discussing all three topics below. This essay is extremely important as it demonstrates your ability to clearly and consistely commit your ideas in writing. This is your opportunity to tell us about yourself.

1. What features of Goucher's Environmental Studies program interest you and why?

2. Describe your professional and academic goals in this field, focusing on what aspects matter the most to you and why.

3. Why have you selected limited-residency rather than a traditional, on-campus graduate program? One of the benefits of limited residency is that it allows you to collaborate with organizations in your community. What are some of the resources in your community that you would like to draw upon during your graduate career?

We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2017. Fall 2017 application dates will be coming soon.

Spring 2017 Admissions Deadline
Scholarship Deadline Dec. 1, 2016
Final Deadline Dec. 1, 2016

Interested in taking a class or two with us? 

We accept qualified, non-degree seeking students (aka non-matriculated students) for up to 12 credits worth of coursework in the graduate Cultural Sustainability, Digital Arts, Environmental Studies or Management programs.  Non-matriculating students are not eligible for a degree or financial aid. 

To be considered for admission as a non-matriculating student, an applicant must submit the following:

All application materials should be forwarded to:

Environmental Studies
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

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.