Program Timeline

The Master of Arts in Historic Preservation Program equips the self-motivated graduate student with a strong understanding of the theory and practice of historic preservation through rigorous application of critical thinking and mentoring by outstanding practitioners and academicians in the field. 

Though you will have five years to complete all the degree requirements, most students will do it in three years. Each year you have the opportunity to participate in a 10-day residency at Goucher where you will work intensively with faculty and peers and learn from site visits and guest speakers. Residency offers an opportunity to complete selected courses and to participate in introductory sessions for courses that are completed online. Here is a sample program timeline and an average time frame for completing the program. The number of credits you take each semester will determine how long it will take to complete the program.

Program Timeline

  • Year 1: Summer Semester and Residency // Fall Semester // Spring Semester

    For example: HP 630 (Residency), HP 601 and HP 614 (Fall), HP 602 and HP 631 (Spring)

  • Year 2: Summer Semester and Residency // Fall Semester // Spring Semester

    For example: Elective and HP 630 (Summer/Residency), two Electives (Fall), HP 633 and an Elective (Spring)

  • Year 3: Summer Semester and Residency // Fall Semester // Spring Semester

    For example: Elective and HP 630 (Summer/Residency), two Electives (Fall), HP 633 and an Elective (Spring)

SEMESTER START DATES

  • Summer 2020: June 1
    • Summer Residency: July 24
  • Fall 2020: August 24

For specific dates, please download our academic calendar.