2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Master of Science in Historic Preservation

30-36 credits

This program offers students from diverse undergraduate backgrounds a solid academic foundation and the preparation necessary to undertake professional careers in historic preservation. Graduates of the program enter a wide variety of positions in both the public and private sectors. The intent of the program is to prepare professionals qualified to handle complex problems that arise in rejuvenating the historic cores of cities, maintaining a sense of identity in small communities, revitalizing neighborhoods, restoring historic sites, and rural preservation. Students are exposed to a variety of preservation organizations and are encouraged to participate in community and state activities. The curriculum offers students opportunities to take multidisciplinary courses and engage in projects involving architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, archaeology, history, business, and other related fields.


Track 1:

A one-year program, consisting of a minimum of 30 graduate credits. This concentration is for students who already have demonstrated professional experience (e.g., minimum of two years of professional preservation practice) or who have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA in previous academic experience in preservation an undergraduate historic preservation minor or major from an accredited college or university). The director of the graduate program in historic preservation will qualify applicants.

Degree requirements

ARCH 540Introduction to Preservation

3

ARCH 541Preservation Policy

3

ARCH 547Preservation Technology

3

ARCH 573Current Issues in Preservation

3

ARCH 606Documentation Studio

3

ARCH 607Preservation Studio I

3

ARCH 608Preservation Studio II

3

ARCH 626Preservation Research Methods

3

ARCH 639Contemporary History and Theory of Architecture

3

Total Credit Hours:27

600-level electives approved by the MSHP director, 3 credits

Total Credit Hours:30

Track 2:

A one-year (or 3 semesters) program, consisting of a minimum of 36 graduate credits intended for students with an undergraduate degree in any area.

Degree requirements

ARCH 540Introduction to Preservation

3

ARCH 541Preservation Policy

3

ARCH 547Preservation Technology

3

ARCH 573Current Issues in Preservation

3

ARCH 606Documentation Studio

3

ARCH 607Preservation Studio I

3

ARCH 608Preservation Studio II

3

ARCH 626Preservation Research Methods

3

ARCH 639Contemporary History and Theory of Architecture

3

Total Credit Hours:27

Electives approved by the MSHP director, 9 credits

1 general elective
2 electives at the 600-level
Total Credit Hours:36