How to Apply

Master of Arts in Environmental Sustainability and Management

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


Application Deadline

Semester Start Date

Spring 2023

January 13

January 30

Fall 2023

August 4 August 21

Acceptance to the program will be based on an evaluation of the applicant's work and experience, recommendation forms, and transcripts. To be considered for admission, an applicant must complete the following steps through our graduate admissions portal.



  • Complete the online application (No application fee required!)
  • Send official sealed transcripts of conferred undergraduate degree. A graduate transcript may be submitted if you would like transfer credits to be considered. A 3.0 GPA is recommended for admittance. If you have less than a 3.0 GPA, you may write a supplemental statement and/or meet with the program director to discuss your situation. 
  • Official electronic transcripts can be sent to
  • Official paper transcripts can be mailed from the institution to:

Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies
Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204

  • Request a minimum of one letter of recommendation to be completed by someone who knows you well enough professionally or academically 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.
  • Write an essay 2-3 pages, double spaced in 12 pt font answering the following question: What are your professional goals, and how will this program help you achieve them? 

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Next Steps

Applicants will know their admissions status within 3-5 business days of submitting a full application.

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.