Historic Preservation

Master of Arts

The Master of Arts (MA) in Historic Preservation is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of historic preservation issues and opportunities that promote the protection of historic and cultural resources. Students will gain strong organizational, practical and administrative skills ideal for careers in historic preservation, heritage tourism and/or heritage resource management.

Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when Historic Preservation courses will be offered

Interested in a Certificate Progam? In addition to the MA program, PSU also offers the 12-credit Historic Preservation Certificate.

Historic Preservation Core Component – 18-19 credits

Elective Component – 9-12 credits

For Thesis option, choose 9 credits from the list below.
For Practicum option, choose 12 credits from the list below.

Capstone Component – 3-6 credits

HPR 5950 Thesis Research 6
    –OR–
HPR 5210 Internship in Historic Preservation 3

Minimum Total for MA in Historic Preservation – 33 credits

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