Student Services



On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students we want to welcome you to the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. We are happy that you will be joining us and hope that your experience is productive, rewarding, and enjoyable. We have assembled some information to aid you in your transition into our classroom/studio environment.


These documents address many of the frequently asked questions posed by students. Should you find that there are items that are not addressed, please let us know so that we can help you get the answer to your question as well as include that information in future iterations of this document. Feel free to contact us to discuss your concerns.


For advising, students in the Historic Preservation program should contact the program director:

Donald Linebaugh
(301) 405-6309

Student Guide 2012-2013
Historic Preservation Handbook 2010-2011

Career Services

Welcome to the MAPP Career Services page. We offer services to both employers and students.


For employers, we offer the following services:


  • A forum to post job opportunities for MAPP students or alumni
  • On campus Interviews
  • MAPP annual career fair


For more information see the section below for employers or contact Kristen Tepper.


If you are a student, we offer the following services:


  • Professional Career development services, including workshops and resume assistance
  • Career opportunities
  • Upcoming career events


For more information on these services, see the appropriate section below.

Financial Aid

Students in the HISP program have several funding and financial support options available to them including graduate assistantships, fellowships and scholarships, and grant/contract hourly positions.

Graduate Assistantships

The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation provides a number of graduate and teaching assistantships each semester. Appointments are considered on the basis of academic and professional qualifications.


Appointments typically carry a stipend of approximately $3,700 and five (5) credits of tuition remission; however, some positions provide a higher stipend and more credits of tuition remission. Graduate and teaching assistants (GAs and TAs) are charged the in-state rate for tuition credits not covered by tuition remission. Assistantships also include participation in the employees’ health benefits program.  The assistantship, does not, however, cover the cost of mandatory fees.  Additional policies and other information about assistantships can be found in the The Graduate Catalog.


GAs and TAs are required to sign a contract and work 10 hours per week (or more depending on the position) for the contract period. This includes hours during the GA/TA workweek prior to the start of each semester to make up for hours during the break.


For more information about assistantships, please contact the program director:

Donald Linebaugh
(301) 405-6309

Fellowships and Scholarships

This list of funding opportunities is for information only, and it is not exhaustive. Other opportunities not listed here may also be available. Students interested in applying for funding opportunities should contact the program director.


The Prince George's Heritage Preservation Fellowship


This fellowship is an annual competitive award for a historic preservation student who undertakes a study related to Prince George's County. The award provides a stipend of approximately $1,200 and tuition remission of 1-3 credits. Students wishing to compete for the PGH Fellowship should contact the HISP director.


David Fogle Travel Fellowship


The Fogle Travel Fellowship is an annual award supporting summer travel abroad for a HISP student.


Preservation Conferences Travel Grant


The program provides HISP students small travel grants to attend national and regional preservation conferences. These opportunities are announced throughout the year and application is made through the Director.

Grant/Contract Hourly Positions

The HISP program regularly works on grant/contract funded projects for agencies such as the National Park Service. These projects provide students with direct fieldwork and administrative experience in preservation along with the opportunity to earn income on an hourly basis. Application for these positions is made through the Director.