Program Timeline & Outcomes

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 MAHP program will be adding a second residency in January in 2019.  The number of credits you take each semester will determine how long it will take to complete the program.

Program Timeline:

Year 1: Residency // Fall Semester // Spring Semester

Year 2: Residency // Fall Semester // Spring Semester

Year 3: Residency // Fall Semester // Spring Semester


Fall 2018: July 18th (Residency)

  • Fall 2018: August 20th (Online classes without residency) 

Spring 2019: February 4th (Online classes without residency)

Fall 2019: July 17th (Residency)

  • Fall 2019: August 26th (Online classes without residency)  

 For specific dates, please download our academic calendar.


The educational objectives to fulfill this mission are broad-based. Graduates of the MAHP program will be able to do the following:

  1. Students will be become proficient in the theory and practice of historic preservation in the United States.
  2. Students will be able to think critically about and apply practices and policies of historic preservation.
  3. Students will be able to qualify as professionals in historic preservation as defined by 36 CFR Part 61, Code of Federal Regulations.