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.


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. Start dates for each program may vary based on course offerings and other factors. Please check with admissions for the next enrollment period for your intended program. 

Semester Application Deadline Semester Start Date
Fall 2023, Term 2 September 29 October 16
Winter 2024 December 13 January 2
Spring 2024, Term 1 January 12 January 29
Spring 2024, Term 2 March 8 March 25

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. Input information for your letter(s) of recommendation to be  either through mail or electronically through your college. Request your official transcripts be sent directly from your institution to Goucher either via mail or electronically to

Note: Transcripts are only official when they are received directly from your institution. Transcripts sent directly from applicants will not be used for application review. 

What Happens Next?

You'll receive email confirmations when materials are received during the process. After you submit your application and we receive all your materials, your application will be submitted for review. If needed, you may be asked to participate in a short admissions interview during the review process. Application review will typically be completed within 5 business days or less.

Once a decision has been made, you will be be notified with an application status update email and prompted to review the decision on your application portal. 

Accepted students are required to submit a nonrefundable $250 enrollment deposit. The deposit will be credited toward tuition charges for the upcoming semester. New students will receive their login information to their student accounts along with new-student onboarding information to ensure a successful enrollment

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

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