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Architecture and Historic Preservation (ARHP)   

Program Title and Classification

Architecture and Historic Preservation

Graduate Certificate Program

College: Architecture

Admissions Information

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)

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • CV/Resume
  • Portfolio
  • 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 architecture and historic preservation, however a related topic is preferred. The writing sample should demonstrate the ability to analyze a problem/question and clearly communicate your findings. Upload to the Writing Sample of the Uploads Requirements section of the online application.
  • Must be admitted by both programs to pursue dual degree

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
17 Jan
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
17 Jan


Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.arch.umd.edu

Degree Requirements

Master of Architecture and Master of Historic Preservation (dual degree) (M.Arch. and M.H.P.)

Core Requirements
Path A: Advanced Standing Professional Degree Program (78 credits)

 

ARCH 600: Comprehensive Design Studio (6 credits) ARCH 611: Advanced Technology (3 credits)
ARCH 601: Topical Design Studio (6 credits) ARCH 460: Site Analysis and Design (3 credits)
ARCH xxx: Architectural History Elective (3 credits) ARCH 700: Advanced Urban Design Studio VII (6 credits)
ARCH xxx: Elective (3 credits) ARCH 770: Professional Practice (3 credits)
ARCH 797: Thesis Proseminar (3 credits) ARCH 798: Thesis (3 credits)
ARCH 799: Thesis Research (6 credits) RDEV 688E: Managing Differences, Negotiating Agreements (3 credits)
HISP 600: Introduction Seminar in Preservation (3 credits) HISP 611: Historic Research Methods (3 credits)
HISP 630: Preservation and Planning Policy (3 credits) HISP 640: Preservation Law (3 credits)
HISP 650: Studio (6 credits) HISP 655: American Vernacular Architecture (3 credits)
HISP 660: Internship (3 credits) HISP 670 Conservation of Historic Buildings (3 credits)
HISP 680: Preservation Economics (3 credits) 78 credits total

 

Path B: For students with a Baccalaureate outside of Architecture (126 credits) * Active Spring 2017

 

ARCH 404: Graduate Architecture Design Studio I (6 credits) ARCH 405: Graduate Architecture Design Studio II (6 credits)
ARCH 406: Graduate Architecture Design Studio III (6 credits) ARCH 407: Graduate Architecture Design IV (6 credits)
ARCH 425: History of Architecture I (3 credits) ARCH 426: History of Architecture II (3 credits)
ARCH 443: Visual Communication for Architects (3 credits) ARCH 445: Visual Analysis of Architecture (3 credits)
ARCH 460: Site Analysis and Design (3 credits) ARCH 462: Methods & Materials of Building Construction (3 credits)
ARCH 463: Sustainable Systems in Architecture (3 credits) ARCH 464: Architectural Structures I (3 credits)
ARCH 465: Architectural Structures II (3 credits) ARCH 466: Environmental Systems in Architecture (3 credits)
ARCH 600: Integrated Design Studio V (6 credits) ARCH 601: Topical Design Studio VI (6 credits)
ARCH 611: Advanced Architecture Technology (3 credits) ARCH 654: Urban Development and Design Theory (3 credits)
ARCH 770: Professional Practice of Architecture (3 credits) ARCH 797: Thesis Proseminar (3 credits)
ARCH 798: Thesis in Architecture (3 credits) ARCH 799: Master's Thesis Research (6 credits)
ARCH 6xx: Architecture Elective (3 credits) ARCH 6xx: Architecture Seminar (3 credits)
HISP 600: Introductory Seminar in Historic Preservation: Theory, History and Practice (3 credits) HISP 611: Historical Research Methods (3 credits)
HISP 630: Preservation Policy and Planning (3 credits) HISP 635: Social and Ethnic Issues in Historic Preservation Practice (3 credits)
HISP 640: Historic Preservation Law, Advocacy and Public Policy (3 credits) HISP 650: Historic Preservation Studio Workshop (6 credits)
HISP 655: American Vernacular Architecture (3 credits) HISP 660: Internship in Historic Preservation (3 credits)
HISP 670: Conservation of Historic Places: Historic Materials, Building Systems, and Conservation (3 credits) HISP 680: Preservation Economics (3 credits)

 

The dual degree combines course work from the Architecture and Historic Preservation programs to enable a student to complete both the Master of Architecture and Master of Historic Preservation degrees with fewer credits than it would take to complete the two separately.

 

Website

http://www.arch.umd.edu

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