Master of Heritage Resources Administration Application Guidelines – University of Kentucky College of Design
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Master of Heritage Resources Administration Application Guidelines

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To be considered for fall admission and all forms of financial aid, an application must be complete by March 1.  Applications received after this date will be considered for admission, but financial aid may be limited.

The following are required to apply to the MHRA program:

  1. Transcripts from all higher education institutions attended. Applicants must have obtained a baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or from a recognized foreign institution.
  2. Three letters of recommendation. Letters from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic ability and aptitude for graduate study are preferred. Note: The application requests contact information for three recommenders. Once your application is submitted, the university will contact each person identified and ask that they submit their recommendations directly to the Graduate School. You can log into the online system at any time to see who has submitted a recommendation.
  3. A personal statement describing your interests in historic preservation and the reasons you wish to earn a MHRA (2,000 words maximum).
  4. A writing sample or portfolio. The writing sample may be drawn from previous academic work or professional work. Samples of creative work, such as design or photographic portfolios, may be used to fulfill this requirement as well.
  5. A resume or curriculum vitae.

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