Application for admission:

Environmental Studies Admissions Application Form (PDF)

Recommendation Form (PDF)

To be considered for admission, an 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. Digitized submissions are acceptable.

  • 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, sealed transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.

  • Two recommendation from people who know you well enough to give an informed opinion of your potential success in this program. Recommendation should be emailed to

Applications are accepted two times a year.

  • Fall
    • Early Deadline - April 18
    • Deadline - May 18
    • Late Deadline - June 18
  • Spring
    • Early Deadline - September 18
    • Deadline - October 18
    • Late Deadline - November 18

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.