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Historic Preservation (Z005)   

Program Title and Classification

Historic Preservation

Graduate Certificate Program

College: Architecture


The historic preservation certifacte program is designed to provide students in allied graduate programs (for example, American studies, anthropology, history, landscape architecture, planning, real estate development, and architecture) at the College Park campus with a basic understanding of the discipline of historic preservation with an emphasis on connecting preservation practice with their home discipline. 

Admissions Information

This program is only available to students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at the College Park campus. For example, students pursing a MA or PhD in history or a MArch in Architecture may complete a certificate in historic preservation. Please contact the department for more information.

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
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International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
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Degree Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

16 credits required

HISP 600: Introductory Seminar in Historic Preservation: Theory, History and Practice (3 credits)

HISP 611: Historical Research Methods (3 credits)

HISP 640: Historic Preservation Law, Advocacy and Public Policy (3 credits)

HISP 701: Certificate Portfolio Project (1 credit)

Electives (6 credits)


Certificate students, in conjunction with their degree programs, complete the required introductory seminar (HISP 600), a survey of preservation law, 15 credit hours of core courses, and the final seminar (HISP 701). The total number of semester credit hours will vary according to the particular requirements of the specific degree program.


Facilities and Special Resources

See Master of Historic Preservation (HISP) for more information.


Associated Information


Historic Preservation (HISP)