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Admissions Requirements

To be admitted into the Graduate Certificate in Cultural and Heritage Resource Management program, applicants typically must meet the following minimum admission criteria (conditional admission may be considered for applications with background or grade point averages that do not meet these requirements):

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Previous field school or equivalent is recommended
  • Strong motivation for studying Cultural and Heritage Resource Management

To be admitted into the MPS in Cultural and Heritage Resource Management program, applicants typically must meet the following minimum admission criteria (conditional admission may be considered for applications with background or grade point averages that do not meet these requirements):

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale)
  • At least one year of experience working in CHRM is recommended
  • Strong motivation for studying Cultural and Heritage Resource Management

 

In addition to the standard Graduate School Application Form, MPS and Graduate Certificate applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Transcripts from all previous colleges or universities
  • A written Statement of Purpose in the form of an essay (2–3 double spaced pages) which includes a discussion of professional goals, how the student’s background will lead to success in the program, and how the program will help them achieve their goals.
  • 2 letters of recommendation from CRM professionals or former professors that attest to the individual’s potential to succeed in the program.
  • For students from outside the U.S., for whom English is not the first language, students must provide evidence of English proficiency.

 

International students must fulfill all requirements relating to international academic credentials, evidence of English proficiency, financial certification, and visa documentation, if required. These requirements are found at the Graduate School’s Web site: https://www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions/international-admissions.

 

Deadlines

Spring 2020 Final Deadline: January 31, 2020

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

The Application

Applicants may complete the online application via the link below.

Instructions for completing the application for the CHRM graduate program are provided here: Application Instructions

The program code to enter in your application depends on whether you want to enroll in the 10-course MPS program, or the 5-course graduate certificate program.

Program

Code

Master in Professional Studies in Cultural and Heritage Resource Management

MPCH

Graduate Certificate in Cultural and Heritage Resource Management

Z121

Click here to access the online application.


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