Apply for a Master of Science in Historic Preservation

  • Application Available: September 15
  • Application Deadline for Fall Admissions: Priority Deadline: January 31. Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis through June 1.
  • Departmental Application Fee: $35 USD
  • Application Decision: The Historic Preservation Committee will review your file after having received all required materials. The Committee will notify applicants of its decision within two months of the application deadline.

(Note: If the application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the following day.)

Degree Info: MS in Historic Preservation

Application Process

There are two steps in the application process:

  1. Apply to the University of Oregon Graduate School via GradWeb. The Graduate School offers graduate application fee waivers for applicants who meet specific criteria, as outlined on the Grad School’s UO application fee waiver page.

UO Graduate School: Apply Now via GradWeb

  1. Apply to the Department of Historic Preservation via SlideRoom. A UO ID number is not required to start the SlideRoom application, but you will need it to submit the Slideroom Application. Receiving a UO ID number from the Grad School can take up to seven business days after the UO Grad Application has been submitted. Please plan accordingly.

Historic Preservation: Apply via SlideRoom

  • Biographical Summary or Resume:

    • Please refer to the departmental application for details.
  • Statement of Intent:

    • Your statement of intent is important to us. Please demonstrate your experience or interest in Historic Preservation and present a clear understanding of what the program has to offer and how the program meets your goals.
  • Educational/Professional Summary:

    • Please refer to the departmental application for details.
  • Unofficial Transcripts:

    • Please upload one PDF that includes unofficial transcripts from each college or university attended.
  • GRE Test Results (optional):

    • GRE test results and a copy of the score report may be uploaded in the SlideRoom application. Official GRE test scores may be sent to the University of Oregon, Institutional Code: 4846, Department Code: 4401

  • English Language Proficiency Competency Scores and Score Reports (for non-native English speakers):

    • IBT TOEFL Minimum = 88
    • PBT TOEFL Minimum = 575
    • IELTS Minimum = 7.0. ETS​
    • A bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or from Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom will also satisfy English proficiency requirements.

  • Three (3) Recommendations:

    • At least two must come from academic references unless you have been away from a college or university for several years. At least three recommendations should comment upon your potential for independent scholarly research. You may submit your SlideRoom application even if your recommendations have not been received.

  • Portfolio:

    • May include examples of written material and graphic work. If you have not had experience related to preservation, submit selections that illustrate your research and writing skills and creative work.

  • $35 Administrative Submission Fee


Once admitted to the program, a deposit will be required of all incoming students.

Students from western states who wish to participate in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP a tuition reciprocity program), need to review the Historic Preservation Program Graduate Funding page for more information.

Need help with your SlideRoom application? Visit the SlideRoom Applicant Help Center.

For questions about the program or for more information, please contact us:  |  541-346-1740