How to Apply

Master of Science in Higher Education Policy, Research, & Administration

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
Fall 2022, Term 1 August 8 August 22
Fall 2022, Term 2 October 3 October 17

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

Admissions Requirements Checklist

  • 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 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.

Applicants will know their admissions status within 2-4 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.

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