How to Apply
Master of Arts in Historic Preservation
We operate under a rolling admissions model. Therefore, please note the upcoming application deadlines below are suggested for optimal processing time. Start dates for each program may vary based on course offerings and other factors. Please check with admissions for the next enrollment period for your intended program.
|Semester||Application Deadline||Semester Start Date|
|Summer 2021 - Term 2 (Residency)||July 6||July 23|
|Fall 2021 - Term 1||August 10||August 23|
|Fall 2021 - Term 2||October 4||October 18|
|Winter 2022||December 13||January 3|
|Spring 2022 - Term 1||January 17||January 31|
|Spring 2022 - Term 2||March 14||March 28|
All students have until the first week of the semester/term to enroll in a course. We encourage applicants to complete and submit their application by the deadlines above to ensure a successful enrollment process. Applicants who are applying to participate in residency should apply for the Summer semester or Winter semester.
Admissions Requirements Checklist
Acceptance to the program will be based on an evaluation of the applicant's work experience, essay, recommendation forms, and transcripts. In order to be considered for admission, an applicant must complete the following steps through our graduate admissions portal.
- Complete the online application.
- Request official sealed transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work to be sent
directly to Goucher.
- Electronic transcripts can be sent to GraduateAdmissions@goucher.edu.
- Paper transcripts can be mailed from the institution to:
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204
- Send a minimum of one letter of recommendation completed by someone who knows you well enough to give an informed opinion of your intellectual ability, capacity for sustained self-directed study, personal qualifications, and professional potential. The recommendation process is completed online through the graduate admission portal.
- Complete the essay answering program-specific questions. Please review essay requirements below.
- International students must also follow the international student admissions processes.
Dual-degree applicants should complete the admissions requirements for both programs, such as supplying a writing sample and addressing the essay questions for both programs in one essay.
Applicants will know their admissions status within 3-4 business days of submitting a full application.
Accepted students are required to submit a nonrefundable $250 enrollment deposit. The deposit will be credited toward tuition charges for the upcoming semester. New students will receive their login information to their student accounts along with new-student onboarding information to ensure a successful enrollment.
Write a statement of about 1000 words discussing the topics below. This statement is important as it demonstrates your ability to clearly and concisely commit your ideas in writing. This is your opportunity to tell us about yourself.
- Describe your professional and academic goals in this field, focusing on what you feel is significant about historic preservation in America today. Refer to a project, presentation or initiative that you know of as evidence for your statement about what is an important direction of the field. Identify specific components of the Goucher program that interest you and why.
- One of the benefits of a low-residency program is staying in the community where most of your work as a professional will be undertaken. What are some of the resources (community groups, advocacy and development organizations, municipal governments, archives, historic sites) in your community that you would like to draw upon during your graduate career? How would you like to contribute to your community, supporting the people who are living, working, and playing in its historic places?