Over its 136-year history, Goucher College has built a robust and innovative tradition of liberal arts education that offers five distinct advantages: top-tier academics, excellent outcomes, global education, national reputation, and welcoming community.
This is a list of the undergraduate and graduate programs available to Mills students through the transfer partnership agreement between Mills College and Goucher College.
Top-tier academics: Goucher offers 40+ programs, including new, in-demand majors such as engineering science and integrative art studies, a 10-to-1 student-faculty ratio, and opportunities for high-level undergraduate research.
Excellent outcomes: Goucher students master the skill set employers demand, which is why 96 percent of our recent graduates are employed and/or in graduate school within one year.
Global education: We live in a global world, and Goucher will prepare you to succeed in that environment. We were one of the first colleges to require a study abroad experience for undergraduates, and our study abroad program consistently ranks at the top. A globally connected education is more important than ever as your course work and careers will tackle worldwide issues of the 21st century, from global warming to social justice.
National reputation: One of the select Colleges That Change Lives, Goucher is also listed as a top institution by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.
Welcoming community: Goucher College welcomes all! We are committed to fostering an inclusive community where you will experience an open and friendly campus and can be yourself.
At Goucher, we designed our innovative curriculum to give you the tools needed to tackle society's most pressing issues. Rather than generalized classes, you take deep-dive explorations into timely, relevant world issues through complex problem exploration courses while gaining practical skills needed for the jobs of the future. Over four years, you will apply social and environmental justice lenses to your studies. In the process, you will become self-aware, globally minded, and able to see from multiple perspectives. At Goucher, you don't just choose a major or career; you choose something bigger: a passion and a path to explore it.
Goucher's course work reflects the core values of a liberal arts education: strong writing skills; foreign language competency; and solid foundations in history, abstract reasoning, scientific discovery, problem-solving, social structures, and environmental sustainability.
Goucher is focused on your future. Our graduates are employed by companies like Google and Bank of America, and attend top graduate schools like Harvard University or New York University (not to mention we are a leading producer of Fulbright students). Our Career Education Office is designed to support you through the entire career process, from getting you the right internship to landing that first job after graduation.
We also offer several graduate programs, including master's degrees in education, teaching, historic preservation, arts administration, cultural sustainability, and nonfiction; plus a post-baccalaureate premedical program. We offer 4+1 programs for our undergraduate students, both through our graduate school and partnerships with other schools, like our BA/MS pathway with Johns Hopkins University.
Goucher offers more than 60 student-run clubs and well-established opportunities for community-based learning and leadership. Students compete in 20 NCAA Division III sports, national equestrian events, intramural sports, and Esports.
Academic Year 2020–21
1,114 Undergraduate Students:
107 Full-time Faculty:
Goucher is committed to being an antiracist institution and believes strongly in equality, access, and social justice. Recognizing our institution still has a lot of work to do, we have several initiatives and programs designed to address these issues at Goucher:
Hallowed Ground Project:
We launched the Hallowed Ground Project to further the college’s commitment to study and to recognize the role of slavery and racism in the history of the land the College currently occupies. The Goucher College Board of Trustees unanimously approved the first initiative of this multi-year project by voting to amend the College’s original 1921 land deed to strike the racist language and refile it with the State of Maryland. The College is also embarking on several historical research projects to better understand the history and legacy of slavery on the land formerly known as Epsom.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council:
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council was created to ensure Goucher College supports its mission to become an antiracist institution by building on the College's commitment to respect, inclusion, service, social justice, and responsibility. Furthermore, the Council works to promote dialogue and a healthy campus climate. The Council, comprised of faculty, staff, and students, reports directly to the president.
Center for Race, Identity, & Equity:
The Center for Race, Equity, and Identity (CREI) transforms lives through community building, education, engagement, and the exploration of identities. The Center strives to improve the institutional advancement of all marginalized students, specifically students of color, first-generation students, LGBTQIA+ students, and students with disabilities. Additionally, Goucher recently created a new position, an associate dean of students for diversity, equity, and inclusion and Title IX, to oversee this Center and other diversity issues on campus.
Additionally, Goucher has recently joined the NASPA Culture of Respect Collective, and we were a founding member of the Liberal Arts College Racial Equity Leadership Alliance.
Lastly, we have made great strides in ensuring a diverse pool of candidates for all faculty and staff hires, and corrected long-standing inequities by making diversity a priority in recent hires and promotions.
We have only just started down this path and have much more work to do; and we are under no illusions that this work will be easy, but this is work required of all of us.
Goucher offers more than 60 student-run clubs to suit just about any interest, active religious communities, and boundless leadership opportunities through community service, student government, and co-curricular activities. Our students participate in well-established community service programs, undertake wide-ranging internships, and compete in 20 NCAA Division III sports and national equestrian events.
One of the best ways to get to know people and get the most from your college experience is simply to jump in and engage your interests. At Goucher, you'll find a lot of support, and with plenty of things to do and countless ways to get involved, you'll always be engaged.
More information about specific clubs and organizations on our website.
Just down the street from Goucher, the suburban college town of Towson boasts a major mall, a live music venue, and dozens of restaurants, pubs, shops, and places to hang out. Due to other institutions close by, Towson is a small college town that caters to students.
Baltimore City offers a wide range of cultural attractions a few miles down the road, from world-class symphonies and museums to a lively local art and music scene—plus two major-league sports teams and all sorts of places to eat, drink, shop, see, and be seen.
Baltimore is also Goucher's historic home. Many community members go into the city every week to connect their academic work with direct experience in the city through internships and community-based learning.
Just an hour away, our nation's capital city awaits your exploration: pay your respects to Lincoln and Jefferson; investigate that internship you've always dreamed of; sit in on a Supreme Court case; get lost in one of the Smithsonian Institution's 19 museums and galleries; and so much more—all for free.
If you want to see what the Big Apple has to offer, it's an easy train ride. You're only three hours away from Broadway, Central Park, the Empire State Building, and Wall Street, to name just a few places in the city that never sleeps.
And if you don’t have a car, don’t worry. There are all sorts of ways to get where you want to go.
NCAA Division III: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball
Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA): Equestrian
Students interested in playing a sport should complete the “Recruit Questionnaire” for the specific sport they are interested in pursuing. The forms for each sport can be found on the Athletics website.
For the class entering in Fall 2014:
For the most current information and additional details, visit our Institutional Effectiveness web page.
Goucher College is well-situated financially for operations well into the future. Goucher has a substantial endowment, and the College still has adequate cash reserves, in addition to the endowment, to see it through any unforeseen circumstance, even after weathering the pandemic.
Housing is guaranteed for all students. More information about housing can be found on our website.
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At Goucher College, 97% of students receive some sort of financial assistance, which for many is a combination of merit and need-based aid. (82% of students receive merit aid, and 61% of students receive need-based aid; however, merit aid does apply towards meeting need.)
All transfer students with a complete application will be considered for merit scholarships of up to $25,000 per year depending on GPA. Additional awards are available for students who have completed an associate degree, are members of Phi Theta Kappa, or are part of an honors guaranteed admission articulation agreement. Learn more about our scholarship awards for transfer students.
All transfer students with a complete application will be considered for merit scholarships of up to $25,000 per year* depending on recalculated cumulative GPA.
|Scholarship||Cumulative GPA Range||Award Amount|
|Global Citizen Award||3.00-3.25||$19,500|
|Blue and Gold Award||2.75-2.99||$12,500|
|Transfer Merit Scholarship||2.50-2.74||$11,000|
*Once matriculated, students must maintain a Goucher cumulative GPA of a 2.00 to maintain the scholarship each year.
As a transfer partner, Goucher has established a set of minimum requirements that current Mills students must meet to be eligible to transfer.
Goucher generally accepts credits for courses that are taken at the 101 level or higher and can logically be placed into the Goucher curriculum.
Students must earn a C- or higher for us to consider credit transfer. Examples of credits that would not transfer include those for remedial courses listed below the 101 level and courses from programs that Goucher does not offer, such as nursing courses.
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Discuss core curriculum credit information with your Mills admission counselor and Goucher contact. Goucher expects all of its students to pursue a common set of learning experiences. Students have great freedom to determine and follow their own interests. In this pursuit, students enter into a space of inquiry—the Goucher Commons, the new curriculum, with other students and the faculty. Ultimately, students will gain an integrative learning experience and develop proficiency in areas that will make them ready for the jobs of the future.
Each graduate program has its own distinct requirements. For more information about transferring into one of our available programs visit our Welch Center for Graduate & Professional Studies web page.
Goucher offers rolling admission.
No applications will be reviewed after July 15 (Fall semester) and January 1 (Spring semester). Notification occurs on a rolling basis, typically within 2 weeks of receiving your completed application and supporting documents.
Your enrollment deposit will be due two weeks after receipt of admission.
A complete transfer student application includes:
All students must submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended. Applicants with fewer than 30 attempted credits also must submit their official high school transcript(s).
If your official Mills transcripts are required as part of the documentation process, the Mills Admissions Department can submit the transcript request for you. Transcript fees will be waived for requests submitted by the Office of Admissions or the Mills advising team only. Please note that, if you need to provide official transcripts from other schools, you will be responsible submitting and covering the costs for those requests.
We operate under a rolling admissions model. Therefore, please note the application deadlines below are suggested for optimal processing time. Start dates for each program may vary based on course offerings and other factors. Please check with admissions for the next enrollment period for your intended program.
|Semester||Application Deadline||Semester Start Date|
|Fall 2021 - Term 2||October 4||October 18|
|Winter 2022||December 13||January 3|
|Spring 2022 - Term 1||January 17||January 31|
|Spring 2022 - Term 2||March 14||March 28|
Application requirements vary by program. For more information, select the graduate program that you're interested in.
We need your bachelor’s transcript showing your degree conferral date. If you’ve taken some graduate level courses and want to transfer them over, you will need to submit that transcript showing your courses as well. You can send transcripts to consider transfer credits after you’ve been admitted, if needed.
If your official Mills transcripts are required as part of the documentation process, the Mills Admissions Department an submit the transcript request for you. Transcript fees will be waived for requests submitted by the Office of Admissions or the Mills advising team only. Please note that, if you need to provide official transcripts from other schools, you will be responsible submitting and covering the costs for those requests.
Please note those applying for our Professional Development Certificate cannot transfer any credits into the certificate program.