Goucher College

Goucher College

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.

Degree Pathways

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.

Undergraduate Programs

  • Biological Sciences
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Transnational Studies
  • History
  • Integrative Arts Studies
  • Integrative Data Analytics
  • International Relations
  • Literary Studies
  • Peace Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Professional and Creative Writing
  • Psychology
  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Spanish
  • Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Visual & Material Culture

Graduate Programs

  • MA in Arts Administration
  • MA in Cultural Sustainability
  • Master of Education
  • MS in Higher Education Policy, Research and Administration
  • MA in Historic Preservation
  • MFA in Nonfiction
  • MA in Teaching

About the School

Residency Options/Requirements

Housing is guaranteed for all students. More information about housing can be found on our website.

Tuition & Fees

Check back soon for this information.

Financial Aid

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.)

Transfer Requirements

As a transfer partner, Goucher has established a set of minimum requirements that current Mills students must meet to be eligible to transfer.

Undergraduate Students

Goucher generally accepts credits for courses that are taken at the 101 level or higher and can logically be placed into the Goucher curriculum.

Graduate Students

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.

Transfer Application

Undergraduate Students

Dates/Deadlines

Goucher offers rolling admission.

  • Fall Semester Suggested Deadline: March 15
  • Spring Semester Suggested Deadline: December 1

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.

Admission Application

A complete transfer student application includes:

  • Supplemental Materials
  • Essay portion of the Common App (not required for Goucher Transfer Application)
  • Recommendation letter from a teacher, professor (English, math, science, foreign language or social studies), former teacher, or work supervisor (not required for Goucher Transfer Application)
School Transcripts

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.

Graduate Students

Dates/Deadlines

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
Admission Application

Application requirements vary by program. For more information, select the graduate program that you're interested in.

School Transcripts

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.