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.
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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
- April 8, 2019
"The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees," by Meredith May, M.F.A. '11, earned a spot on USA Today's list of "5 books not to miss." May's work, which was her manuscript project while at Goucher, was also named an Amazon Book of the Month for Biographies & Memoirs.
- Image associated with "New book by Thomas Kapsidelis, M.F.A. '14, looks at Virginia Tech shooting from survivors' point of view"April 1, 2019
In his new book, "After Virginia Tech," veteran journalist Thomas Kapsidelis, M.F.A. '14, looks at the 2007 mass shooting from the angle of those who lived through it.
- Image associated with "Michele Anderson, M.A.C.S. '14, pens opinion piece on rural life and cultural sustainability in The New York Times"March 15, 2019
"Go Home to Your 'Dying' Hometown" offers a unique perspective on current cultural and political divisions.
- Image associated with "TRIUMPH & TRAGEDY: LEONARDO DA VINCI'S FRESCO OF THE LAST SUPPER at Silber Art Gallery, the Athenaeum"April 29, 2019
Join the Sage Academy for Lifelong Learning and art historian Dr. Laurie Taylor-Mitchell for this program, which will provide historical context for Leonardo's fresco of The...
- Image associated with "BALTIMURALS: STREET ART & MURALS FROM BALTIMORE CITY & BEYOND at Silber Art Gallery, the Athenaeum"May 1, 2019
Join the Sage Academy for Lifelong Learning and Instagrammer Maria Wolfe for this program that explores urban street art in Baltimore City and beyond. Discussion will include...