Graduate Programs Admissions

The Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies offers graduate programs in the fields of education, fine arts, and other professional studies, with online, hybrid, and evening classes available in all programs.

Notable faculty, customized and self-paced program plans, as well as hands-on experiences are all benefits of enrolling in one of Goucher College's graduate programs.

Admissions Requirement Update:
Given the unprecedented disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Goucher College’s Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies has decided that effective April 2, 2020, applicants for the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters will not be required to submit official transcripts from their undergraduate institutions. However, applicants will be required to submit unofficial copies of their transcripts that indicate that they have successfully graduated from their undergraduate institutions. All applicants will be required to submit official transcripts no later than December 31, 2020.

Application Process

Application requirements vary by program. For more information, select the program that you're interested in:

The application process can be done in three easy steps through our online admissions portal. We’ll walk you through the process, and we can help you along the way!


We operate under a rolling admissions model. Therefore, please note the application deadlines below are suggested for optimal processing time.

Semester Application Deadline Semester Start Date
Winter 2021 December 11 January 4
Spring 2021 - Term 1 January 22 February 8 
Spring 2021 - Term 2 March 15 March 29

Here’s How it Works

Step 1: Start your online application. We’ll send you a temporary pin so you can create your personal password after initial log in.

Step 2: Select your intended year, program, and degree to start your application.

Step 3: Submit your materials through the website. Submit your transcript and letters of recommendation either through mail or electronically through your college.

Our admissions team will follow up with you.

What Happens Next?

After you submit your application and we receive all your materials, your application will be submitted for review. You'll receive email confirmations when materials are received along with receiving a status update confirmation email once your admission status has been decided.

You can check your application status along the way and all updates will be posted there.

Our admissions team will then follow up with you shortly!

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