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.
New ESOL Program for Teachers
Today’s schools serve an increasingly diverse population of students, including non-native English speakers. Support for schools in addressing the needs of this rapidly growing population is addressed through our new English as a second or foreign language (ESOL) program.Learn more!
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 Art and Technology
- M.F.A. in Nonfiction
Professional Studies & Continuing Education
- December 10, 2018
Get to know Michael Shepard, adjunct lecturer in Goucher's M.A. in Cultural Sustainability.
- Image associated with "Jess Phoenix, M.F.A. '19, Honored for Driving Into Woolsey Fire Zone to Save Horses"December 4, 2018
"I thought, I would not want to be somebody terrified unable to move their horse in a fire and have nobody to call, no help to turn to. So I said, OK, I better go out and make a difference." -Jess Phoenix, M.F.A.'19
- November 16, 2018
Get to know Jesse J. Holland, M.F.A. '12, adjunct lecturer in and alumnus of Goucher's M.F.A. in Nonfiction.
- March 7, 2019
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