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Masters and Certificate Program in Historic Preservation
The Master of Arts in Historic Preservation prepares professionals for the successful practice of historic preservation in public, private and non-profit venues.
Students learn the theory and practice of historic preservation and develop skills in analysis and documentation of historic resources, practice of preservation planning, contextual research design, and advocacy.
The program is designed to meet the needs of both traditional graduate students and working professionals, providing graduates with the skills and knowledge to work with a wide variety of populations and in diverse settings.
The program offers the opportunity to pursue specific areas of emphasis within historic preservation, including (but not limited to): planning, museum studies, material culture, documentation and analysis, non-profit leadership, vernacular architecture and landscapes, and geographic information systems.
Graduate Cerificate in Historic Preservation
Drawing on courses from the MAHP as indicated on the program of study, a twelve-credit hour Certificate Program in Historic Preservation is also offered.
Center for Historic Architecture and Design
Degrees are awarded by the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) and the program is administered jointly by SPPA and the Center for Historic Architecture and Design (CHAD), a research and public service unit in the School of Public Policy and Administration.
Students gain knowledge and employable skills both through academic coursework and through applied experience in research and preservation obtained by working with the Center. CHAD has a strong record of external funding to support its research and public service goals, including student support.
CHAD's history is presented in Halfway to Historic Architecture and Design - 1984 - 2010.
CHAD has temporarily been relocated to 015 Perkins Center until renovations are completed to Alison Hall.