M.A.H.P. Tuition, Financial Aid, & Scholarships

Tuition and Fees

The total estimated program cost for the M.A. in Historic Preservation program is $42,000, based on the current tuition and fees for the 2023-2024 academic year. The tuition and fees are re-evaluated every year and are subject to change each fall for the following academic year.

To view more information about tuition and fees, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please contact graduatebilling@goucher.edu.

Financial Aid

Contact our Office of Student Financial Aid for information and assistance in financing your Goucher education. All student accounts must be current before enrollment is allowed for subsequent semesters. A late fee will be assessed if payment has not been received by the due date.

Incoming students may apply to transfer up to 9 credits from approved graduate-level program or related courses successfully completed at accredited colleges or universities. Students seeking transfer credits must submit a photocopy of course syllabus, catalogue description, and other material that adequately describes the course to the director by the first day of the summer session. A transfer fee of $125 will be charged for each credit.

Payment Plan

A monthly payment plan is available through the CashNet FSPP (full service payment plan), which may be helpful for students who do not qualify for or do not wish to take advantage of the Federal loan program. Payments may be made by check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Contact Billing for more information.


Application Requirements

The M.A. in Historic Preservation program offers students several different scholarships to which they can apply based on merit and need. These awards exist to reward academic and professional potential and to support personal initiative and responsibility.

Only first-semester students are eligible to apply. To be considered for a scholarship, students must write a 500-700 word essay about their qualifications for the scholarship for which they would like to be considered. Students can apply for up to two scholarships but must write a separate essay for each. The essay must include

  • The specific title of the scholarship
  • Evidence supporting your qualifications
  • The relevant topical issues you are most passionate about that make you want to be known as a _______ scholar (e.g., Built Environment Scholar, Heritage Sustainability Scholar, or Community Engagement Scholar).
  • If chosen as a scholarship recipient, how will you articulate and sustain your mission and help others benefit from your experience? What impact do you hope to make in your future work as it relates to the nature of the scholarship?

The Scholarships

Built Environment Scholar

This scholarship is for graduate students who are working to protect, support, and revitalize built environments and cultural landscapes in rural settings and urban neighborhoods that present key challenges for preservation. Scholars who receive this award will demonstrate a commitment to working with social, political, material, natural, technological, or cultural factors impacting successful preservation practice.

Heritage Sustainability Scholar

This scholarship is for graduate students who are dedicated to keeping alive the values of peoples and places through structures and landscapes that sustain the passion for preservation and inspire the next generation. Scholars who receive this award will demonstrate a commitment to education of the community on multiples levels and ways and advocacy with organizations and government bodies to support and maintain heritage locations and their values.

Community Engagement Scholar

This scholarship is for graduate students who are passionate about engaging & facilitating the participation of community members in addressing local adaptive challenges and technical and legal innovations to historic preservation issues, designing strategic interventions, and making positive social change. Scholars who receive this award will demonstrate a commitment to community-oriented historic preservation actions to create more engaged communities that work to sustain their historic structures, landscapes and communities.


“I needed something where I could work full time and do the program remotely—and that wasn't going to break the bank.”

Elsa Haarstad, M.A.H.P. ’20

Getty Graduate Intern at GSI