How to Apply
Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability
We operate under a rolling admissions model. Therefore, please note the upcoming application deadlines below are suggested for optimal processing time.
|Semester||Application Deadline||Semester Start Date|
|Summer 2020 - Residency Term||July 6||July 24|
|Fall 2020 - Term 1||August 10||August 24|
|Fall 2020 - Term 2||September 28||October 10|
|Winter 2021 - Residency Term||December 11||January 4|
|Spring 2021 - Term 1||January 11||January 25|
|Spring 2021 - Term 2||March 8||March 22|
All students have until the first week of the semester/term to enroll in a course. We encourage applicants to complete and submit their application by the deadlines above to ensure a successful enrollment process. Applicants who are applying to participate in residency should apply for the Summer semester or Spring semester.
Admissions Requirements Checklist
Acceptance to the program will be based on an evaluation of the applicant's work experience, essay, recommendation forms, and transcripts. In order to be considered for admission, an applicant must complete the following steps through our graduate admissions portal.
- Complete the online application.
- Send official sealed transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.
- Electronic transcripts can be sent to GraduateAdmissions@goucher.edu.
- Paper transcripts can be mailed from the institution to:
Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204
- Send 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.
- Complete the essay answering program-specific questions. Please review essay requirements below.
- International students must also follow the international student admissions processes.
Dual-degree applicants should complete the admissions requirements for both programs, such as supplying a digital portfolio and addressing the essay questions for both programs in one essay.
Applicants will know their admissions status within 2-3 business days of submitting a full application.
Accepted students are required to submit an enrollment agreement, along with 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.
Write an essay of not less than 1,000 words, discussing all three topics below. This essay is extremely important as it demonstrates your ability to clearly and concisely commit your ideas in writing. This is your opportunity to tell us about yourself.
- Describe your interest in cultural sustainability, and why this concept matters to you?
- Please give a brief autobiography highlighting the experiences that have been important in shaping your goals.
- Explain why you have selected a low-residency rather than a traditional, on-campus graduate program or a fully online program?