Preservation is a field involved with the interpretation and conservation of historic sites, as well as with their renovation and adaptive use. An interdisciplinary approach to the investigation of buildings and landscapes, which addresses the complexity of material culture, has been adopted by the faculty of this program. The College of Design offers a Master of Historic Preservation degree that provides opportunities for students to explore a variety of interests, including Building Revitalization, Community Engagement, and Rural Preservation. Applications are invited not only from those with degrees in design— architects, interior designers, and landscape architects—but also from those who hold degrees in other disciplines and wish to pursue studies in historic preservation. In addition to the two-year Master’s degree, the department also offers a graduate certificate in Historic Preservation, which is comprised of two required courses (HP 601 and HP 602) and two additional courses in an area of focus. Admission to the Graduate School is required to enroll in the certificate program.
Requirements for admission to the Master of Historic Preservation program include 1) a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, 2) demonstration of ability in writing, drawing, drafting, and/or photography, 3) three letters of recommendation and a personal essay, 4) the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), 5) an interview with the faculty in the program, if possible, and 6) a B average GPA at the undergraduate level.
Requirements for the two-year degree include the completion of core courses, advanced electives, and a final project —a total of 48 hours of credit.
|CV Upload Required||No|
|Personal Statement Upload Required||Yes|
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|Writing Sample Upload Required||No|
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|Assistantship App Available*||No|
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|Additional Docs Instructions||Portfolio|
|GRE or GMAT||GRE|
|GRE Subject Test||N/A|
|Spring App Deadline||Applications not accepted.|
|Summer App Deadline||Applications not accepted.|
|Fall App Deadline||March 1|
|Number of Recommendations||3 Letters of Recommendation.|
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Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.
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