Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation

Basic Certificate Information

Historic Preservation is a process of design for continuity and the management of change within an existing historic context. The Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation offers specialized education in historic preservation design, technology, planning and management through graduate level courses. The Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation enables graduate students from multiple program areas to receive tangible confirmation of skills and comprehension in historic preservation.  Interested individuals should contact the Historic Preservation Certificate Program Coordinator within the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning. Admission Requirements and Deadlines:

Why pursue a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation?

  • Certificate holders can gain Employment Advantages in a wide variety of fields, including archaeology, architecture, construction, historic preservation, law, public policy, museum studies, and planning, among others.
  • Many government jobs at both the local, state, and federal level require or desire graduate level training in historic preservation. Additionally, all states and most large cities have not-for-profit organizations devoted to heritage conservation.
  • There is also an ongoing trend upwards in Adaptive Use of existing buildings, especially with projects that merge heritage conservation with the principles of sustainability.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Admission requirements and prerequisites: Program may require leveling courses to be determined by department. Please consult the advisor for the program.

Specific Degree Requirements: The Certificate requires 15 semester credit hours of coursework and 10 weeks (or 350 hours) of practical experience, such as an internship or other type of employment related to historic preservation. For a complete list of degree requirements please see the Graduate Catalog.

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended.  All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.

Letters of Recommendation: Yes, two letters of recommendation.

Statement of Purpose: Yes

Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 550 paper/79 internet

Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 6.5

Additional Requirements: International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.


Application Deadline Dates

Domestic Applicants (Citizens and Permanent Residents):

  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: April 1
  • Fall: July 1

International Applicants:

  • Spring: September 1
  • Summer: March 1
  • Fall: April 1

Contact Information

Graduate Advisor of Record: William Dupont, M.Arch.
Email Address:
Telephone: (210) 458-3092

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