Program Timeline


Though you may take additional semesters to complete your manuscript, most NF students graduate in two years. Each year, you have the opportunity to participate in two ten-day residencies at Goucher where you will work intensively with faculty and peers and learn from guest speakers. 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.

Semester Start Dates:

  • Summer 2023: May 30
    • Summer Residency: July 21
  • Fall 2023: August 21
  • Winter 2024: January 2
  • Spring 2024: January 29

For specific dates, please download our academic calendar.