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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. 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.


Graduate School Application: Yes 

Test Scores: No


Statement of Purpose: Must submit a personal statement

Resume: No


Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation

Evaluation of Foreign Credentials: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. citizens (Domestic), or permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit an evaluation from an approved Foreign Credential Agency of transcripts from all foreign institutions attended. If official transcripts are used in the foreign credential evaluation, the official transcript requirement will be considered met. However, if unofficial documents are used in the foreign credential evaluation, final official transcripts must be sent to UTSA.

  • An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • The Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA) is a private corporation that provides evaluations of foreign school credentials. The application is available at: Application for Credentials Evaluation.

International Applicants:

  • IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
  • TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.

Additional Requirements: A degree seeking applicant must meet international graduate student admission requirements.


Term Offerings: Fall, Spring and Summer


Contact Information

Graduate Advisor of Record: Angela Lombardi
Email Address: 
Telephone: (210) 458-8771

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