May 27, 2020

Goucher and Johns Hopkins announce dual undergraduate and graduate degree program

Goucher College and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School have announced a new collaboration to offer a combined bachelor and master's degree program for students.

The new 4+1 program will include a bachelor's degree from Goucher and a master of science degree from Johns Hopkins in Business Analytics and Risk Management, Information Systems, Health Care Management, Finance, or Marketing. 

"This new partnership strengthens the century-long academic alliance between our two distinguished institutions," said Kent Devereaux, Goucher College president. "This new 4+1 program, along with the eight new innovative undergraduate majors that Goucher recently launched, offers students a distinctive educational edge, enhanced value, and the opportunity to make a strong impact after graduation."

The new 4+1 program expands on Goucher and Johns Hopkins' longstanding reciprocal relationship, which allows undergraduate students to take select classes at each of the other institutions as part of a student's undergraduate degree. Students applying for this dual degree program will benefit from the small classes and liberal arts undergraduate experience Goucher is known for and will be able to pursue any undergraduate major. Goucher will offer these new 4+1 degree pathways as individual tracks for undergraduates, and students who decide to pursue these new degree options would apply in their junior year.  

“This accelerated dual degree program is a strategic blend of Goucher’s foundational education and Carey Business School’s specialization in the fields of finance, business analytics, information systems, marketing, and the business of health,” said Alexander Triantis, dean of Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. “Graduates of this program will be well-equipped to tackle the challenges of a complex and ever-changing world.”

Students enrolled in the dual degree program will complete two graduate courses during their senior year of undergraduate studies at Goucher and will then transition to completing the remaining 32 credits of advanced graduate level coursework at Johns Hopkins. The selected master's degree programs will focus on business, analytics, and leadership built on the Johns Hopkins legacy of excellence. 

In addition to these 4+1 programs with Johns Hopkins, Goucher recently launched eight new undergraduate majors, each rooted in the liberal arts and focused on preparing students for success in the global economy. The new interdisciplinary majors include education studies, engineering science, French transnational studies, integrative arts studies, integrative data analytics, literary studies, professional and creative writing, and visual and material culture. All majors and minors at Goucher focus on four core principles: writing, global education, foreign language, and data analytics.

Carey Business School also offers full-time and part-time MBA programs that prepare students with the analytical and leadership skills to advance your career and excel in the ever-changing business world.

For more information on the new Goucher and Johns Hopkins 4+1 program, please visit https://www.goucher.edu/learn/undergraduate-programs/jhu-4-plus-1/. To see the full list of majors and minors at Goucher, please visit www.goucher.edu/undergraduate-programs