M.A. Specialization and Certificate Program in Historic Preservation



Effective August 2015, students interested in Historic Preservation may apply to the M.A. in Urban Affairs & Public Policy program and study historic preservation as their specialty area. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Rebecca Sheppard for further details and advising related to Historic Preservation coursework. This change does not affect the Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation—prospective applicants should contact Dr. Sheppard with any questions regarding the Certificate program.

Coursework Description

MA in Historic Preservation - Mickey's DinerThe courses available in Historic Preservation prepare 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 courses are 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. 


Graduate Certificate 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. 

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Center for Historic Architecture and Design

The Center for Historic Architecture and Design (CHAD) is 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.

Contact Information

Rebecca Sheppard, Assistant Professor
331A Allison Hall