History and Historic Preservation (HIHP)

Graduate Degree Program
College: Arts and Humanities / Architecture


The dual HIST/HISP master's degree reflects the hybrid relationship of professional practice that frequently engages professionals from both fields. The dual degrees provide students the opportunity to increase their professional opportunities in both academic and non-academic career fields - an ever increasingly important benefit in an expanding and demanding job markets that value employees with multiple disciplinary backgrounds. 


Ahmet Karamustafa, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of History

2131 Francis Scott Key Hall
4282 Chapel Lane
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301.405.4267
Fax: 301.314.9399
Email: akaramus@umd.edu

Website: http://www.history.umd.edu

Susan Kern, Ph.D.
Historic Preservation Program

Delaney West
Program Coordinator
Historic Preservation Program

School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation

1200 Architecture Building
3835 Campus Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301.405.8000
Fax: 301.314.9583
Email: hisp@umd.edu

Website: http://www.arch.umd.edu



  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • CV/Resume
  • Writing Sample of at least 10-30 pages.
    • This can be previous individual academic work or professional work. It does not necessarily have to be related to historic preservation, however, a related topic is preferred. Upload to the Writing Sample section of the Uploads Requirements page in the application.
  • Description of Research/Work Experience (required): 
    • Other than the required questions for the Statement of Purpose asked by the University of Maryland, the History Department asks applicants to include content that emphasizes academic and research interests: (a) what is the applicant interested in studying and why, (b) what the applicant might be interested in working on for the M.A. thesis and (c) how the applicant’s prior education has provided good training for graduate work in the particular field of interest.
  • Portfolio PDF Upload (optional)

Must be admitted by both programs to pursue dual degree.


Type of Applicant Fall Deadline
Domestic Applicants
US Citizens and Permanent Residents January 3, 2025
International Applicants
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A, E, G, H, I and L visas and immigrants January 3, 2025


Program Websites: Website: http://www.arch.umd.eduhttp://www.history.umd.edu
Application Process: gradschool.umd.edu/admissions