12 months
1018 USD/credit 34612 USD/year
1018 USD/credit 34612 USD/year
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Newly redesigned M.S. Preservation Practices program at Roger Williams University is one of the few preservation programs embedded in an architecture school in the country. 

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The  M.S. Preservation Practices program at Roger Williams University embraces the unique intersections of adaptive reuse, architectural history, collaborative revitalization, and planning. 

Building on the country's oldest undergraduate historic preservation program, the Master of Science in Preservation Practices provides coursework on the history of the built environment paired with applied learning experiences to introduce students to the interdisciplinary, team-based work of historic preservation practice. 

The program is designed to prepare students for practice in areas of cultural resource management, community planning, and place-based revitalization and redevelopment.

The program emphasizes pragmatic, values-based planning through engagement with local municipalities, non-profits and the private sector on preservation planning and rehabilitation projects. 

Students participate in a series of field-based workshop courses and a required, paid internship. Internships are paid through the innovative Career Investment Program, one of the only programs of its kind in the United States.  

Students complete the program with an intensive two-semester sequence of a planning workshop and collaborative studio focused on a major historic rehabilitation or revitalization project. Students may also opt to pursue a thesis under the advisement of SAAHP faculty. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Architecture
  • United States History: From Colonial Times to Reconstruction
  • United States History: Reconstruction to the Present
  • Historic Preservation
  • Historic Building Documentation
  • Principles of Architectural Conservation 
  • Principles of Preservation Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form accompanied by the $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Letter of Intent (two double-spaced pages maximum) describing your interest in the Master of Architecture program, relevant past experiences and career goals
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to your potential to succeed in graduate school
  • Academic writing sample with sources cited employing a conventional style
  • If your first language is not English, an official report of TOEFL or IELTS results. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1018 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1018 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bristol

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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