Admission Checklist

Application Dates

Application Submission Date Discount Rate Application Review & Decision Date
November 15 $500 November 25
January 5 $500 January 15
March 5 N/A March 15
May 15

Final Application Deadline

N/A After March 15 we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
  • TOEFL scores (International students only)
  • No GRE scores are required
  • Although applicants may come from diverse backgrounds and educational fields, all applicants are encouraged to have at least one college-level course in the bio-physical sciences.

Requirements Checklist

Here is a checklist of items that must be submitted to apply to the Master of Arts in Environmental Education program:

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  • Cover letter
  • Online Application form
    • Application priority deadline is March 5
    • There is no fee to apply
    • GRE scores are not required
    • Contact us for a visit or phone call
  • Resume with your academic and employment history
  • Official transcripts of all colleges/universities attended
  • TOEFL scores (International students only)
  • Three letters of reference. References may send them in:
    • Sealed and signed envelopes, or
    • As a PDF or word document attached to an email to the Graduate Programs office:
  • Personal written statement:
    Enclose a two-four page typed essay illustrating your motivation for pursuing a Master of Arts in Environmental Education. Include responses to the following areas:

    1. What qualities do you have that would make you an effective environmental educator?
    2. Why do you believe it is important to teach children to be good stewards of human and natural communities?
  • Interview with the program directorA young girl with waders on stands in a pond surrounded by grasses and reeds.
Please send your application materials to:


Goshen College
Graduate Programs
1700 South Main St.
Goshen, IN 46526

To request a paper application, contact our Graduate Programs office: (574) 535-7458

Jason Martin

Executive Director; Interim Director of M.A. in Environmental Education