Historic Preservation, MSHP

The Master of Science in Historic Preservation degree requires two academic years of full-time study, including core subjects and specialized study in one of four focus areas: architectural conservation, preservation design, preservation planning, and public history of the built environment.

Curriculum

A total of 19 course units are required.

All courses must be pre-approved by the student's advisor prior to registration each semester. In addition, students are expected to complete a
summer institute (HSPV 790) before their first year, and a summer internship between their first and second years of study.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SummerCourse Units
HSPV 790 HSPV Summer Institute: First-year Historic Preservation Workshop 0
 Course Units0.00
Fall
HSPV 521 American Architecture 1
HSPV 600 Documentation, Research, Recording I 1
HSPV 624 Digital Media for Historic Preservation I 0.5
HSPV 660 Theories of Historic Preservation 0.5
Select 2 HSPV Electives 1 2
 Course Units5.00
Spring
HSPV 601 Documentation, Research, Recording II 1
HSPV 627 Digital Media for Historic Preservation II .5
HSPV 661 Theories of Historic Preservation II 0.5
Select 2 HSPV Electives 1 2
Select 1 General Elective 1 1
 Course Units5.00
Second Year
Summer
Optional HSPV Summer Elective 1 0-1
Preservation Planning Praxis  
Internship  
 Course Units0.00
Fall
HSPV 701 Historic Preservation Studio 2
HSPV 710 Thesis I 1
Select 2 General Electives 1 2
 Course Units5.00
Spring
HSPV 711 Thesis II 1
Select 2 HSPV electives 1 2
Select 1 General Elective 1 1
 Course Units4.00
 Total Course Units19.00

Preservation Design

Building Pathology
Contemporary Design in Historic Settings
Urban Regeneration in the Americas: The Conservation and Dev. of Urban Areas
Professional Practice

Public History of the Built Environment 

Historic Site Management
Public History - Theory and Practice
Introduction to City Planning: Past, Present and Future
American Domestic Interiors
Cultural Landscapes and Landscape Preservation
American Vernacular Architecture
Seminar in American Architecture: The American Urban Cemetary
Topics in Historic Preservation

Preservation Planning

HSPV 572Preservation Through Public Policy
HSPV 625Preservation Economics
HSPV 671Historic Preservation Law
GIS

 Architectural Design

ARCH 551
ARCH 555
ARCH 737Semi-Fictious Realms
ARCH 738The Modern House: Technology Then and Now
ARCH 739New Approaches to an Architecture of Health
ARCH 740Formal Efficiencies

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.