Historic Preservation Certificate

The certificate program in historic preservation requires the completion of eighteen (18) credit hours of courses at the Master’s level.


In addition to the three graduate degree tracks, the Department of History offers an 18-hour certificate in Historic Preservation. The program is designed for those who are merely interested in historic preservation, those who are already practitioners in the field or wish to add credentials, or those who are contemplating possible degree certification but are not yet ready to commit to a full-scale degree program. The program attempts to provide interdisciplinary graduate education in historic and cultural preservation, public history and archaeology, historical art and architecture, cultural resource management, and museum administration.

Students pursuing the certificate must complete Issues in Historic Preservation as well as a methods course. The rest of the coursework consists of electives in a particular area of interest. For the most part, regular course work will fulfill many of the requirements but students may need to take an additional course(s) to complete the program.   

The Office Manager and the Chair of the Department of History can help guide you through the requirements.  Each student must declare if they want to complete a Historic Preservation Certificate and fill out a form located with the Office Manager. The student needs to inform the Office Manager of intent to graduate so that the department can notify the Registrar’s Office that he/she should be awarded the Certificate. 

Please see the attached HP Certificate flyer for specific course requirements and directions for submitting certificate completion to the Office of the Registrar.

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