The Master of Arts in Historic Preservation program at Goucher College allows students, in consultation with the director, to tailor an individual program of study within a diverse selection of course offerings. Students must take eight required courses that provide the foundation for the individual focus, as well as successfully complete a thesis. Students may select from eight elective courses or propose their own independent study course.

All entering students must take HP 601. Introduction to Historic Preservation in their first year.  While it is recommended that all required courses are completed before taking electives, it is not required. A total of 38 credits is required for graduation. Students must take at least one course per semester to remain in the program. A maximum of three courses per semester is allowed. Students have a maximum of five years to complete all program requirements.