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Historic Preservation, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (ARWU) , MD,
Historic preservation is wide-ranging, spanning the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Its essential nature is multidisciplinary, requiring cooperation across many fields, architecture, the humanities, social sciences, the building trades, law, economics and art history.

About

Within this environment, the historic preservationist is chartered to care for material culture represented by landscapes and monuments, as well as architecture in both its high styles and vernacular forms. To be effective, a historic preservationist must be able to work within a broad framework. The foundation of this effort is a clear understanding of the project area's history. Knowledge of history, however, must be supported by an understanding of contributing disciplines and, importantly, tempered by sensitivity to the social needs of the local community, which owns the material remnants and memories of that history.

Historic preservation is a multidisciplinary field that cuts across the design fields, the social sciences and the humanities. Preservationists today must grapple with social, historical and cultural issues in order to work with a broad range of professionals in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. In order to achieve this goal the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Maryland draws from the fields of American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Historic Preservation, History, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Studies and Planning. The program trains preservation professionals who will be familiar with the different disciplines and approaches that make up contemporary preservation practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Seminar in Historic Preservation: Theory, History and Practice
  • Historical Research Methods
  • Special Topics in Historic Preservation
  • Independent Studies in Historic Preservation
  • Preservation Policy and Planning
  • Social and Ethnic Issues in Historic Preservation Practice
  • Historic Preservation Law, Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Archaeology and Preservation
  • Internship in Historic Preservation
  • Conservation of Historic Places: Historic Materials, Building Systems, and Conservation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

  • Graduate application 
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Additional supporting documents (writing samples, CV/resume)
  • Non-refundable application fee ($75) 

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            1363 USD/credit
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 1363 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
          • National

            632 USD/credit
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 632 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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          *Tuition fee per credit hour

          Living costs for College Park

          • 1676 - 2840 USD/month
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