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College of Architecture + Planning

Application to the Master of Science in Historic Preservation program is open to all students holding the bachelor's (undergraduate) degree from an accredited college (or its equivalent from a foreign institution).  You make application online​.

  • ​A brief statement of interest (500 word max.)

  • A compact portfolio (max. 20 pages 8.5” X 11”) of writing samples, and optionally, graphic work and professional resume is strongly recommended. Please upload of PDF to the online application.

  • Submission of Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores is recommended for applicants without evidence of prior successful graduate level accomplishment. [There is an expedited application procedure for current CU Denver students in another CAP masters program. Please inquire to the MSHP Program Director.]


Rolling admissions (Deadline March 15, late applications are occasionally accepted until June. Please email​ to inquire about space availability.)​


The MSHP program is fully integrated into a college emphasizing design and graphic excellence. While HP students need not have fully developed skills in advance of matriculation we have found that students have benefitted from some previous exposure to :

  1. Manual drawing/sketching

  2. CAD graphics

  3. Graphics software such as Adobe Creative Suite.

These competencies can be demonstrated by previous coursework or by portfolio/resume submission. Should any of these competencies for an admitted student be judged insufficient by the faculty, the program director may require the student to gain supplemental instruction prior to, or upon matriculation to, the MS degree in Historic Preservation program.  Any credit awarded for such supplemental work will not be counted toward the required number of credit hours for the degree.


Transfer credit of up to 12 credit hours (up to 15 credit hours for those seeking/holding a related master's degree from CU Denver) may be awarded for equivalent graduate (post-bachelor's) course work at the discretion of the program director and in keeping with CU Denver Graduate School Rules​.


Undergraduate course work substantively equivalent to a MSHP required course may be accepted as a substitution for that course at the program director’s discretion, but such substitution will not reduce the total number of credit hours required for the degree.


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