The Master of Science (MS) in Historic Preservation program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is geared toward full-time students, and while part-time study is not prohibited, preference is given to applicants who plan to attend full time. Candidates must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution to gain acceptance into the program. Incoming students also must have completed prerequisite courses in architectural history and a survey of art history before beginning the program.

An online application is required for SAIC’s MS in Historic Preservation program. You will need a valid credit card and current email address in order to complete the form. Please review the following requirements carefully before submitting your application:

You also must submit an official college transcript and two letters of reference for admission into the program. You can ask your references to upload their letter to your online application or mail them directly to the school.

The Department of Historic Preservation may contact some candidates for an interview after all applications have been reviewed. For more information on the application and admissions process, visit the graduate admissions website.

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