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Historic Preservation Admission Requirements

Student Backgrounds are Diverse
Aspiring Historic Preservationists come to Ursuline's program from a wide variety of academic backgrounds and experiences that include American Studies, Architecture, Art History, Historic Preservation, History, Humanities, Interior Design, Material Culture Studies, Museum Studies, Restoration, Rural/Urban Studies and others.


Degree Program Prerequisites

At least one course or experience in Architectural History.
At least one course or experience in Drafting/AutoCad.

Students admitted without these two prerequisites are required to complete these independently of their degree program within their first year after entrance. These courses are offered at Ursuline but may also be taken at other accredited institutions.


Admission Requirements

Students applying for admission must meet the general requirements for graduate admission and the following program requirements:

  1. Writing sample that is the sole work of the applicant. This may be an independent research paper from previous college experience, summary of a design or research project, or other evidence of professional-level writing ability.
  2. An interview with the Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation.
While application materials are accepted continuously, admission packets should be completed and submitted for consideration at least 4 weeks prior  to the beginning of the initial semester anticipated for attendance.