Historic Preservation, Master | University of Maryland | College Park, United States
12 months
1706 USD/credit 76770 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 76770 USD/year
768 USD/credit 34560 USD/year
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A Master of Historic Preservation degree (MHP) from the University of Maryland responds to the complex needs of the historic preservation profession. It combines a broad reach of advanced individual and collaborative course work with research and practical experience gained through a summer internship.


Key facts

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.

Maryland's Historic Preservation program draws on the extraordinary resources of the state and the Washington/Baltimore region. The program enjoys relationships with several prominent national, state, regional and local preservation organizations. Guest lecturers include the field's leading professionals from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Park Service, US/ICOMOS, the Maryland Historical Trust, Preservation Maryland and Prince George's Heritage. On the University campus, the National Trust Library provides an unmatched archive and research resource.  

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • CV/Resume
  • Writing Sample: A writing sample of at least 10-30 pages. This can be previous individual academic work or professional work. It does not necessarily have to be related to historic preservation, however a related topic is preferred. Upload to the Writing Sample of the Uploads Requirements section of the application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    76770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    76770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    34560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 USD /month
Living costs

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