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Historic Preservation and Regionalism

Historic Preservation and Regionalism Admissions

The Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation and Regionalism (HPR) requires the completion of a minimum of 18 credit hours. Students may request that up to nine hours in the certificate also be used to satisfy graduate degree requirements. Most courses are offered in the late afternoon, evening, or weekends.

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation and Regionalism, it is expected that the applicant will satisfy one of the following:

1. Hold a graduate degree in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, history, American studies, anthropology, architectural history, communications and journalism, environmental studies or other related field

2. Be admitted to or be currently enrolled in a graduate program at the University of New Mexico in one of these disciplines

  1.  Hold a bachelor's degree in one of these disciplines, and demonstrate in a resume and the letter of intent, experience or accomplishment such as professional licensing, publications, professional practice, or professional, non-profit or government work with responsibilities in preservation, heritage tourism development, regional design or planning, or related fields that indicate ability to complete this program.

All applicants must demonstrate the capacity to successfully complete the course of study.


Please visit and click on “Start your Graduate application.” Our online application will allow you to upload all your necessary. Within the application, make sure to click the Application Instructions to see program specific requirements. HPR requires:

  1. A UNM application fee of $50.00 that goes though the UNM Office of Admissions.

  2. A letter of interest explaining your reasons for seeking admission to the program, and your expected time line for completion of the certificate, and noting the criteria above that you satisfy, your social security number, mailing address and email address.

  3. Two letters of recommendation from people who know your educational or work accomplishments and abilities.

  4. A current resume.

  5. Academic transcripts for all higher education course work.

To insure consideration for a fall semester admission, completed applications are due no later than March 15  for a spring semester admission, no later than November 1. Depending on space availability, applications received after those dates may be considered.


If you have any questions regarding the admissions process for Historic Preservation and Regionalism, please contact:

Beth Rowe, Graduate Advisor