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Flour Mill Lofts


College of Architecture + Planning

The Master of Science in Historic Preservation (MSHP) at the University of Colorado Denver is a 45 credit-hour program, usually completed in 15 or 18 months (3 regular semesters and possibly part or all of one summer). 

Application to the MSHP program is open to all students holding the bachelor's (undergraduate) degree from an accredited college (or its equivalent from a foreign institution). 

The course of study is designed to accommodate the background and needs of both those students with substantial experience, and those new to the field. The curriculum is flexible but rigorous, requiring:

  • 12 semester hours of core courses in preservation

  • 6 hours in approved core design history courses

  • 9 hour capstone requirement

  • 18 hours of electives

Our program is compliant with National Council of Preservation Education Standards.

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