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.

Semester Application Deadline Semester Start Date
Summer 2024 May 3 May 28
Fall 2024 August 1 August 19

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.

Please note: We do not require any standardized testing, such as the GRE or the GMAT, for acceptance.


  • Application.  Complete the online application (No application fee required!)
  • Resume.  Submit a current resume with background, skills, and accomplishments.
  • Transcripts.  Send official sealed transcripts of conferred undergraduate degree. If you completed more than one degree (associates, bachelors, and/or masters), please send official transcripts from all schools attended. A 3.0 undergraduate 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. 

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

  • Recommendation.  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.
  • Essay.  Write an essay (1-2 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?
  • International or non-U.S. based applicants. Applicants living outside of the United States are currently only eligible to participate in this program through the fully online modality. You may be asked to submit the following:
    • Proof of English proficiency.  Applicants whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate language proficiency with recommended test scores of TOEFL (80ibt), IELTS (6.5), or Duolingo (105).
    • Credential Evaluation for coursework completed outside of the U.S.  For undergraduate education that was completed outside of the United States, a sealed, official course-by-course evaluation is required. There are several evaluation services available but WES (World Education Services) and Josef Silny & Assoc are highly recommended. Evaluations can take considerable time to process, so students are encouraged to submit the evaluation request as soon as possible.

Questions? Contact the Program Director, Dr. Jenn da Rosa (, for program or application queries.

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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.