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  • Application Requirements

Application forms and complete information are available here.

While application materials do not need to be submitted in one package, a complete application to the M.S. in Historic Preservation program includes the following required materials:

  1. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  2. Personal Statement (two double-spaced pages, maximum) describing your interest in preservation, career goals and how you can positively contribute to the M.S. in Historic Preservation program at Roger Williams University
  3. Two letters of recommendation attesting to your potential to succeed in graduate school
  4. Scholarly research paper, 10 pages minimum, with sources cited employing a conventional style
  5. Current resume
  6. If your first language is not English, an official report of TOFEL or IELTS results
  7. Completed online application form accompanied by the $50 application fee

Please note: The GRE is not required for admission

Please note: Applicants applying for the Joint J.D./M.S.H.P. degree must apply to and earn acceptance into the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation and the School of Law separately. Applicants who intend to pursue the Joint degree must so indicate on the application for admission. Submit applications sufficiently in advance of the application deadline to assure adequate processing time at both schools. Applications to each school normally need to be filed simultaneously, even though students will normally only be taking courses in the School of Law for the first year. (This sequence is required due to School of Law prerequisites for electives.) Students who are currently matriculated into the B.S. in Historic Preservation program in the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation must notify the Dean and Program Director by the end the junior year to indicate their intent to enroll in the Joint J.D./M.S.H.P. program, contingent on maintaining a 2.67 average or greater.

Preferred Application Deadline: April 1 for Fall

International applicants should also read through this page for additional requirements.

All documents to be mailed should be sent directly to:

Office of Graduate Admission
1 Old Ferry Rd.
Bristol, RI 02809

For more information, or if you have questions about the application process please contact us at any time.