How to Apply

Master of Arts in Applied Policy Analysis

Application Deadlines

Semester Application Deadline Semester Start Date
Fall 2024 August 1 August 19

Acceptance to the program will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s background—including academic and non-academic experience, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, and transcripts. In order to be considered for admission, an applicant must submit the following items through our graduate admissions portal.

Admission Requirements Checklist

  • Application: Complete the online application (Link to application)
  • Resume/CV: Submit a current resume or CV that outlines your experience, education, skills, and accomplishments.
  • Transcripts: Request to send official transcripts of every institution you attended where you were granted a degree (Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and/or Master’s).

    Graduate Admissions
    Goucher College
    1021 Dulaney Valley Road
    Baltimore, MD 21204

  • Letter of Recommendation: Request a minimum of one letter of recommendation completed by someone who knows you well enough to give an informed opinion of your intellectual ability, capacity for sustained self-directed study, personal qualifications, and professional potential. The recommendation process is completed online through the graduate admission portal.
  • Statement of Purpose: Write a statement of purpose that outlines why you would like to join the program and why you believe you would be successful in the program. The statement of purpose should be 2-3 pages, double-spaced and it is important to be clear and concise.

Questions? Contact the Program Director, Dr. Asha Shepard (for program or application queries).

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.

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