Master of Design: Historic Preservation

The UMass historic preservation program in the Department of Architecture offers a unique opportunity for advanced study in historic preservation at this major public university, with the benefits of the first public Master of Architecture program in New England, a leading Public History program, and significant faculty in areas of material science, landscape architecture, and building construction technology.

Evidence of design background, historic preservation policy knowledge, and/or expertise in the building trades is required for admission.

Credits may be transferable to alternate advanced degree programs as well as AIA Mandatory Continuing Education.

For more information please visit the Historic Preservation Program website.

Application Process

1. Submit an on-line application to UMass Office of Graduate Admissions 

2. Submit a letter and portfolio (showing evidence of artistic, design, and/or preservation projects) to:

The Department of Architecture
210 Design Building
551 North Pleasant Street
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9330

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