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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

Program may require leveling courses to be determined by department. Please consult the advisor for the program.

Application Requirements:
 General University Requirements Must meet certificate program regulations.
 Application A completed Graduate School application, unless currently enrolled as a degree-seeking graduate student.
 Transcripts Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
 Resume or Curriculum Vitae Not required.
 Letters of Recommendation Two letters of recommendation.
 Statement of Purpose Required.
 Test Scores Not required.
 Evaluation of Foreign Credentials

All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America

  • An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
  • Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429,, or online at
  • If you need a request form, please visit the FCSA website to access the form here.
Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
  • IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
  • TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
 Other None.


 Specific Degree Requirements: The Certificate requires 15 semester credit hours of coursework. For a complete list of degree requirements please see the Graduate Catalog.

Term Offerings: Fall, Spring and Summer

Contact Information

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

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