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.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 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 Nonfiction
Professional Studies & Continuing Education
- Advanced Placement Summer Institute
- Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program
- Professional Development Certificates
- Image associated with "Cultural Sustainability students & faculty pen article in Smithsonian's Folklife Magazine"September 14, 2021
Students and faculty in our M.A. in Cultural Sustainability Program discuss the changing nature of cultural practices during COVID-19. Through Goucher’s ongoing partnership with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, students were part of a course that explores issues surrounding how museums and festivals represent culture.
- February 12, 2021
Goucher is offering both in-person and virtual experiences during our upcoming Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI), as well as providing AP Capstone training for educators from approved schools.
- February 11, 2021
Queen Nur, M.A.C.S. '12, will once again host the National Heritage Fellowships awards for the National Endowment for the Arts. Join her March 4 for "The Culture of America: A Cross-Country Visit with the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows."