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Historic Preservation (Graduate Certificate)

The Graduate Certificate program in Historic Preservation provides graduate training in historic preservation through the Anthropology, Architecture, and History departments. The program offers students already holding undergraduate degrees in related fields a complementary professional certificate. The program is designed to be an additional credential or enhancement, not a substitute for a graduate degree. Toward this end, the certificate may be pursued in conjunction with a M.A. or M.Arch. degree with up to 15 hours of credit transferability. Students completing the five-course program will earn a graduate certificate that will appear on their permanent transcripts.

Admissions Requirements

For regular admission, students seeking the graduate certificate in Historic Preservation outside of another graduate degree program must have earned a bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or demonstrate a compelling professional or personal interest in the field of preservation. An applicant should submit the following items for admission:

  • Online application for admission
  • Application fee
  • Two letters of reference
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended with proof of baccalaureate degree from an accredited university
  • Statement of Purpose

Course Requirements

The certificate in Historic Preservation requires a minimum of 15 hours of graduate courses, three required courses plus two approved electives.


Dr. Mark Rees
Phone: (337) 482-6045
Mouton Hall, 220