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.
Shelley Stokes-Hammond (MAHP 2011) article "Opening Doors to 'Ludlow's Colorfield' in Shaker Heights, Ohio" appeared in the November-December 2014 issues of The Alliance Review, the Journal of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions.
Julie Fry (MAHP Student) has accepted a new position as president and CEO of Cal Humanities, the California statewide humanities council. Julie was formerly Program Officer for the Performing Arts Program at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Menlo Park, California, where she was in charge of a portfolio of more than 125 nonprofit arts organizations, including a cluster of grantees focused on arts education policy and advocacy at the federal, state, county, and local levels.
Anne Horowitz (MAHP 2013), and MAHP students Maria Lopez-Martinez and Darlene Hassler, along with Richard Wagner, Director and Professor, MAHP Program, presented a session on Innovative Solutions to Climate Change at Past/Forward 2014, the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual meeting in Savannah Georgia.
MAHP student Nicole Benjamin-Ma is the interim director of the Young Advisors committee of Boston Preservation Alliance. She recently published an article in The Alliance Review on how to involve more young professionals in preservation and local commissions.