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.

Program Timeline

Semester Start Dates:

Fall 2018: July 20th (Residency)

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

Spring 2019: January 5th (Residency)

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

Summer 2019: May 28th (Online)

Fall 2019: July 16th (Residency)

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

For specific dates, please download our academic calendar.