The course of study is for students seeking training in spatial, technical and design aspects of the broader field; it encompasses architecture, cultural landscapes, preservation, planning, building technology, project management, documentation, interpretation and representation.
Employment opportunities for graduates in historic preservation are with state historical societies and preservation offices, historic sites and museums, conservation societies, city and state governments, heritage trust and nonprofit organizations, and environmental and design consulting firms.
Our Master of Science in Historic Preservation from University of Colorado Denver graduated its first class in 2011. Some alumni are now intern architects or designers, completing the “experience” requirement for architecture licensure. Others work for the National Park Service, with the title project specialist or cultural resource specialist.
- Research Assistantships: Opportunities exist for students to engage in paid research assistantships with the college’s Center of Preservation Research (CoPR).
- IDP Internships: The Intern Development Program (IDP) is a comprehensive training program created to ensure that interns in the architecture profession gain the knowledge and skills required for the independent practice of architecture.
- Field-Based Learning: CAP offers multiple opportunities for Maymester and summer travel study. Some of these are particularly useful for historic preservation students.
- Independent Studies: Faculty members are open to proposals from students for a topic of study not regularly offered in the curriculum. Typically, the student will suggest a topic and together with the faculty tutor develop a work plan and evaluation strategy.
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The course of study for the Master of Science in Historic Preservation is designed to accommodate the background and needs of both those students with substantial experience and those new to the field. The curriculum is flexible but rigorous, requiring:
- 12 semester hours of core courses in preservation
- 6 hours in approved core design history courses
- 9 hour capstone requirement
- 18 hours of electives
- 15 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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For fall: Deadline is typically March 15, but late applications are occasionally accepted until June.
DisciplinesArchitecture View 301 other Masters in Architecture in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A brief statement of interest (500 word max.)
- A compact portfolio (max. 20 pages 8.5” X 11”) of writing samples, and optionally, graphic work and professional resume is strongly recommended. Please upload of PDF to the online application.
- Submission of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores is recommended for applicants without evidence of prior successful graduate level accomplishment. [There is an expedited application procedure for current CU Denver students in another CAP masters program. Please inquire to the MSHP Program Director.]
International16592 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16592 USD per year and a duration of 15 months.
National31530 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 31530 USD per year and a duration of 15 months.
In-State10458 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10458 USD per year and a duration of 15 months.
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