Ma In Historic Preservation

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. 

Valuing the past, Ensuring its Future

The field of Historic Preservation generates enduring value and meaning from relationships between people and places, heritage and culture, and local stories and national narratives. Our program prepares you to work effectively in these spaces by providing the knowledge, experience, and methods to identify and document important relationships between people and places and to plan for their long-term sustainability. 

Whether you're interested in buildings or landscapes, deep rural places or the heat of cities, our program prepares you to work for the longevity of the places you care about most. 


Specifically designed for working professionals, our program's limited-residency format allows you to work and live anywhere while completing your degree. Courses are conducted online during traditional fall and spring semesters with a two-week on-campus residency during the summer.


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 you with a depth of experience, as well as academic rigor.

Why Choose Goucher? 

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