Welch Center for Graduate & Professional Studies
With online, in-person, hybrid, and low-residency programs, you earn a graduate or professional degree from Goucher in the format that fits your learning style, your life, and your goals.
Find your mentor. Find your place. Craft your journey.
Graduate Programs in Education
With online, in-person, and hybrid programs, the Welch Center's Graduate Programs in Education offers several specialized degrees for aspiring and experienced teachers alike, including partnerships with several school systems in Maryland as well as innovative professional development. Goucher is also home to the College Board's AP Summer Institute, training teachers in AP courses from across the country and around the world.
Online Graduate Programs
Earn your Goucher degree with our new entirely online programs, designed to bring you the supportive community, top-notch faculty, and rigorous course of study we are known for in our traditional programs directly in an interactive format that is engaging and easy to navigate.
- M.A. in Digital Arts
- M.S. in Higher Education Policy, Research & Administration
- Master of Education
- Master of Arts in Teaching
Low-residency Graduate Programs
Our low-residency degrees combine some of the best aspects of our in-person and online programs. Residencies—short, intensive sessions on our campus in Baltimore— allow you to learn face-to-face with with fellow students and faculty, building connections and networks that will help you succeed. During the online sessions, you have the freedom to pursue your education from wherever you live.
- M.A. in Arts Administration
- M.A. in Cultural Sustainability
- M.A. in Historic Preservation
- M.F.A. in Digital Arts
- M.F.A. in Nonfiction
Professional Studies & Continuing Education
- October 24, 2019
Cultural Sustainability Academic Director Amy Skillman will discuss "Story Circles: Using Stories and Theater to Change Public Opinion" at the 4th World Conference of Women’s Shelters.
- October 18, 2019
Thomas Kapsidelis, M.F.A. '14 will be inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame in March 2020. Kapsidelis is a veteran Virginia journalist and author of “After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings.”
- October 14, 2019
“Heir to the Crescent Moon,” a manuscript written by Sufiya Abdur-Rahman M.F.A. ’12, was shortlisted for final judging in the Santa Fe Writers Project Award.