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Community Planning and Historic Preservation

University of Maryland

24 months
1706 USD/credit 53739 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 53739 USD/year
768 USD/credit 24192 USD/year
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The dual degree in Community Planning and Historic Preservation from University of Maryland combines course work from the Historic Preservation and Urban Studies and Planning programs to enable a student to complete both the Master of Historic Preservation and Master of Community Planning degrees with fewer credits than it would take to complete the two separately.


Students of the Community Planning and Historic Preservation program from University of Maryland are ideally prepared to practice at the intersection of planning and preservation, disciplines that have long had close ties. For example, the Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland's State Historic Preservation Office is housed with the state's planning department. Similarly, preservation is imbedded in the planning offices in Baltimore City, and county's such as Prince Georges and Montgomery. 

Graduates of this program are prepared to practice in either discipline (a strength in times of economic recession) and, more importantly, are able to bring their special knowledge and understanding to preservation planning issues in community's acrossthe state and nation.

Facilities and Special Resources

The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation is ideally located between Washington, DC, and Baltimore and surrounded by a number of historic communities and a varied physical environment. The resulting opportunity for community planning and historic preservation is unsurpassed.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History, Theory, and Practice of Historic Preservation
  • Historical Research Methods 
  • Preservation Policy and Planning
  • Social and Ethnic Issues in Historic Preservation Practice
  • Historic Preservation Law, Advocacy and Public Policy
  • American Vernacular Architecture
  • Conservation of Historic Places: Historic Materials, Building Systems, and Conservation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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63 SCH


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose: In addition to the stated requirements, students should discuss specific interest in pursuing a concurrent dual degree within two programs.
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • CV/Resume
  • Writing Sample (one required, up to two more optional): A writing sample of at least 10-30 pages. This can be previous individual academic or professional work. It does not necessarily have to be related to historic preservation or community planning, however a related topic is preferred.
  • Portfolio PDF Upload (optional)
  • Must be admitted by both programs to pursue dual degree.

The administrative code for the dual degree of Master of Community Planning and Master of Historic Preservation is "CPHP." Applicants must be admitted by both programs to pursue this dual degree but only one application is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    53739 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    53739 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    24192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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