Please note: Beginning with the Fall 2020 application cycle, the GRE is no longer a required component of the Master of Historic Preservation application. International students are still required to take the TOEFL or IELTS. 

The Master of Historic Preservation program accepts applications throughout the year for Fall and Spring admissions.   For each admissions cycle, there are three deadlines: 1) for priority consideration for assistantships; 2) for international applicants; and 3) the final deadline for domestic applicants.  

Application Deadlines

Deadlines for Fall 2020
Priority for Funding:             January 15th
International Applicants:      May 15th
Final Deadline (domestic):   June 15th

Deadlines for Spring 2021
Priority for Funding:            October 15th
International Applicants:    October 15th
Final Deadline (domestic):  November 16th

Applications must be complete by the applicable deadline in order to be considered for admission.

How Do I Apply?
Please submit all application materials directly to the University of Florida’s Office of Admissions portal (

Application Materials
To avoid complications and delays in processing your application, send each of your application materials to the proper address as shown below. Individual departments do not have access to materials that are sent to the Office of Admissions. Therefore, we ask that you please prepare your admission packages to be sent to the locations noted below.

  • UF Graduate Application form
    • Nonrefundable $30 application fee in the form of a check, money order, or credit card (if applied online) payable in US dollars to the University of Florida.
  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required if offered admission)
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0 on a 4-point scale
    • International Applicants: International transcripts have additional requirements that must be followed for each international institution. International applicants must submit to the Office of Admissions an official copy in the native language of each transcript, mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate from each university or college attended, along with certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English.
  • Personal statement
    • Your personal statement should:
      • demonstrate your comprehension of the field of historic preservation;
      • present your reasons for choosing historic preservation for study and career; and,
      • discuss your interest in the UF Historic Preservation program, including how your interests may fall within our three core focus areas and faculty with whom you would like to work
  • Résumé
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Recommendation letters should be signed and should be submitted by the recommender to the Office of Admissions
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (international applicants only). UF’s TOEFL code is 5812.
  • Financial certification (international applications only)
  • Florida Residency Affidavit (Florida Residents Only)
  • Certificate of Financial Responsibility is NOT Required.

If you are interested in receiving an assistanceship, it is strongly recommended that you submit examples of your work, such as:

  • A portfolio of previous academic or professional work samples
  • A description of community service or engagement experience
  • A description of professional work experience

Please refer to the UF Graduate School for additional admissions requirements.

How Are Students Selected?
We will consider your application holistically. In addition to a strong academic background, we look for students who demonstrate their commitment to preservation and community engagement through work, volunteer, or internship experiences. Successful students are also able to clearly communicate their motivations for pursuing a Master of Historic Preservation at the University of Florida.

What is the Process for Admissions?
The Office of Admissions forwards complete application packages to the Historic Preservation Program. A departmental admissions committee comprised of UF Historic Preservation faculty and staff reviews all applications. Applicants are invited to video or telephone interviews with the Historic Preservation Director.

The admissions committee makes a recommendation and forwards it to the Office of Admissions for final processing.  Upon final clearance from the Office of Admissions, we issue a decision letter to the applicant.

For information on how to apply to the Ph.D. Program in Design, Construction and Planning with a Concentration in Historic Preservation, click here.

  • Submit a statement of purpose;
    • Attach a letter of support from your graduate committee chair; where this is not possible, a letter from the graduate advisor of your discipline is acceptable;
    • Include an unofficial transcript;
    • Provide a current resume.
  • Complete the University of Florida Formal Certificate Application
    • Contact your current department after you apply as they will ‘refer’ the online certificate application to the Historic Preservation Program. Your Graduate Coordinator may not know how to complete this step, but someone who handles admissions for the department will be authorized to complete this step.
    • Please ask that they email so we know it is ready for the online decision.
    • Upon the Historic Preservation Program Director decision, notification will be posted for you to see in the same online certificate application.

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