About the Program

The breadth of historic preservation is reflected in the Master of Arts in Historic Preservation program at Goucher College. Founded in 1995 as the nation's first limited-residency graduate program in the field, our students have included long-time preservationists who wish to add to their knowledge, professionals in related fields who seek to specialize in historic preservation, as well as those who wish to change careers. Specifically designed for students who cannot, for family or professional reasons, attend traditional on-campus programs, courses are conducted electronically and by telecommunication during traditional fall and spring semesters. On-campus residency requirements are limited to two-week summer sessions.

The program consists of required and elective courses including a thesis. During the first summer residency, students develop an individual course of study tailored to their interests. To accommodate work-related and family obligations, students may elect to complete the program in as few as three years or as many as five.

The faculty for the program is drawn from the nation's leading historic preservation practitioners and academics. Serving as tutors and mentors rather than traditional lecturers, the faculty meets with students during the on-campus summer residencies as well as maintains close contact throughout the off-campus semesters. They provide students with a depth of experience, as well as academic rigor.


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Friends of Goucher Reception

The Master of Arts in Historic Preservation Program at Goucher College invites you to the Friends of Goucher Reception during the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference on Nov. 14.

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MAHP Faculty, Students, and Alums at 2014 PastForward conference in Savannah, GA.

Will Cook (Faculty), Darlene Hassler (Current Student), Lawana Holland-Moore (Current Student), Ann Horowitz (2013), María Fernanda López (Current Student), Robert Z. Melnick (Faculty), and Richard Wagner (Director) will be a presenting at the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual conference, PastForward, in Savannah, Ga., November 11-14, 2014 at Savannah International Trade & Convention Center and the Westin Hotel. More than 2,000 attendees are expected to attend, including historic preservationists, architects, city planners, developers, and public and private-sector professionals.

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