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Admission Guidelines

Admission Requirements and Procedures

Applicants for admission to the Historic Preservation Program should possess an academic or employment background in preservation-related disciplines or demonstrate a strong interest and motivation to pursue such studies. There are no specific prerequisites, other than possession of an undergraduate degree.

All prospective Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate students must apply for classified admission to the UH Graduate Division. To apply online, visit

The deadline for Fall admission is March 1; the deadline for Spring admission is September 1.

If you are a current UHM graduate student who wishes to pursue a graduate certificate concurrently, download the Concurrent Graduate Certificate Application Form and submit it to the Graduate Division Admission office.

Prospective certificate students and concurrent students should send directly to the Historic Preservation Program: 1) the Graduate Program Supplemental information form and 2) a Statement of Objectives form.

Applicants are required to mail directly to the Graduate Division-Admission Office an official transcript from each university attended. GRE scores and two letters of recommendation for Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate applicants are not required.

Please be aware that financial aid is not provided for students doing the Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate Program only.