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14 Masters Programs in Historic Preservation

A master’s degree is a unit of study open to students at the gradual level. Students pursuing a program have the potential to expand their knowledge for the advancement of their careers or in preparation for doctorate programs. Completing a program typically takes one to two years. What is a Master in Historic Preservation? These programs offer a thorough study of history, the preservation o… Read more

A master’s degree is a unit of study open to students at the gradual level. Students pursuing a program have the potential to expand their knowledge for the advancement of their careers or in preparation for doctorate programs. Completing a program typically takes one to two years.

What is a Master in Historic Preservation? These programs offer a thorough study of history, the preservation of buildings and artifacts and the socioeconomic significance of conservation in a larger scope. Course topics may include a technical look at architectural inspection and rehabilitation, conceptual research and analysis of the impact of preservation, European culture and heritage and urban rehabilitation laws. Students have the opportunity to cement a strong background of social and historical knowledge to draw on when applying the acquired skills necessary for rehabilitation intervention. 

Completing a master’s degree can equip students with many valuable and marketable skills. Learning efficient research methods, understanding how to communicate and consult as an expert in the field and being able to plan and organize projects can all benefit students competing for higher paying positions or continuing education.

The cost of beginning a program may vary depending upon each institution’s location and course duration. Prospective students should contact specific schools for further information about cost and requirements.

A Master in Historic Preservation offers a unique opportunity for students to become experts in a specialized field. Graduates can expect to find a variety of potential careers including researchers in public and private sectors, historians, preservation consultants, preservation project managers, preservation and design planners, community development directors, archivists, curators, event coordinators, library technicians, natural resource specialists and teachers.

Online courses, part-time schedules and international options are all available for students to explore. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Venice, Italy

This Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage program at Ca' Foscari University of Venice offers a unique opportunity to acquire scientific training both in s ... +

This Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage program at Ca' Foscari University of Venice offers a unique opportunity to acquire scientific training both in state-of-the-art laboratories and in the field while gaining hands-on experience with the artistic and cultural patrimony of Venice, a UNESCO heritage site. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Nalanda University
Rajgir, India

The School of Historical Studies is a dynamic community of faculty members and graduate students. The School pursues an open-ended yet rigorous, scientific inquiry into fundam ... +

The School of Historical Studies is a dynamic community of faculty members and graduate students. The School pursues an open-ended yet rigorous, scientific inquiry into fundamental questions that concern the historical experiences within and beyond Asia. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
01 Jul 2021
Campus
 
University of Bologna
Ravenna, Italy

Historic Buildings Rehabilitation international curriculum is built to meet the needs of new professionals, by focusing on the diagnosis of conservation conditions and on the ... +

Historic Buildings Rehabilitation international curriculum is built to meet the needs of new professionals, by focusing on the diagnosis of conservation conditions and on the definition of procedures for consolidation and rehabilitation of the historic artefacts. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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Politecnico di Milano
Milan, Italy

The program in "Landscape Architecture - Land Landscape Heritage" integrates technical, natural and agronomical sciences, as well as historical, cultural and social studies. T ... +

The program in "Landscape Architecture - Land Landscape Heritage" integrates technical, natural and agronomical sciences, as well as historical, cultural and social studies. The program is based on design studios and lectures on current themes such as the design of soil and of public open spaces, of the urban and rural landscape, preservation of landscape heritage, regeneration of derelict areas, sustainable tourism and hydrogeological risk prevention. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Universidade da Coruña
A Coruña, Spain

The Master's Degree in Architectural Rehabilitation is an annual cycle of studies whose purpose is to offer advanced training in the areas of inspection and intervention in th ... +

The Master's Degree in Architectural Rehabilitation is an annual cycle of studies whose purpose is to offer advanced training in the areas of inspection and intervention in the built heritage. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Sep 2021
Campus
 
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Cultural heritage is a valuable resource for sustainable development of the environment we live in. KU Leuven's Advanced Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites is an ad ... +

Cultural heritage is a valuable resource for sustainable development of the environment we live in. KU Leuven's Advanced Master of Conservation of Monuments and Sites is an advanced international and interdisciplinary study program in the conservation and restoration of historic monuments and sites. A ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’ for built heritage preservation students. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Sapienza University of Rome
Rome, Italy

Master's Degree in Architecture (Conservation) is a 2-years programme, provided in English at Sapienza University of Rome, as second step of 3+2years academic path (Italian Ba ... +

Master's Degree in Architecture (Conservation) is a 2-years programme, provided in English at Sapienza University of Rome, as second step of 3+2years academic path (Italian Bachelor+Master). This program corresponds to the Italian qualification "Laurea Magistrale", and to the Italian classification LM-4 Architecture and architectural engineering. Study in Italian is also possible, applying curriculum Architettura (Restauro). -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English, Italian
Oct 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Tulane University
New Orleans, USA

New Orleans is an incomparable place to study preservation. In addition to its extraordinary inventory of some of the most distinctive historic architecture in the U.S., New O ... +

New Orleans is an incomparable place to study preservation. In addition to its extraordinary inventory of some of the most distinctive historic architecture in the U.S., New Orleans is a microcosm of global issues from sea level rise to housing affordability and social justice. In just two semesters of full-time coursework, plus a practicum or thesis that can be completed anywhere in the world, the Master of Preservation Studies program prepares students to become leaders in the field of preservation. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 
Nakhchivan State University
Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan

The specialty of Architecture was established at the faculty of Fine Arts. The faculty of Engineering was established in 2005-2006 academic year and the chair of Architecture ... +

The specialty of Architecture was established at the faculty of Fine Arts. The faculty of Engineering was established in 2005-2006 academic year and the chair of Architecture have been included in its composition. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Tambov State Technical University
Tambov, Russia +1 More

Areas of professional activity in which graduates who have mastered the program can carry out professional activities: Architecture, engineering, geodesy, topography, and desi ... +

Areas of professional activity in which graduates who have mastered the program can carry out professional activities: Architecture, engineering, geodesy, topography, and design. -
Master
Full-time
Russian
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Ural State University Of Architecture And Art
Yekaterinburg, Russia

The object of undergraduates' professional activity is research and design and survey work aimed at preserving and restoring both the architectural and historical environment ... +

The object of undergraduates' professional activity is research and design and survey work aimed at preserving and restoring both the architectural and historical environment of cities and settlements and individual buildings - monuments and their interiors. -
MA
Full-time
Russian
Sep 2021
Campus
 
National University of Engineering - Universidad Nacional De Ingeniería
Rimac, Peru

The invaluable and varied built heritage of Peru, which is more than 14,000 years old, developed in different geographical contexts, with diverse materials, techniques, and co ... +

The invaluable and varied built heritage of Peru, which is more than 14,000 years old, developed in different geographical contexts, with diverse materials, techniques, and construction systems, is in latent danger of being lost, both due to the fact that our country is highly seismic and with a long history of natural disasters, such as because in the last 50 years, it has been affected by economic, social and political conditions, which has obvious repercussions on its conservation. Historic areas and centers nationwide, containers of urban environments, and monuments are potential work areas. It is necessary and possible to manage projects to enable private and public investments, aimed at recovering the quality of life of its population and the conservation of its built heritage. -
MSc
Spanish
Mar 2022
Campus
 
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, USA

The Master of Science in Historic Preservation (MSHP) is a 45 credit hour program, usually completed in 15 or 18 months (three regular semesters and possibly part or all of on ... +

The Master of Science in Historic Preservation (MSHP) is a 45 credit hour program, usually completed in 15 or 18 months (three regular semesters and possibly part or all of one summer). It is designed to accommodate the background and needs of both those students with substantial experience and those new to the field. -
MSc
English
Sep 2021
 
University of Bologna
Ravenna, Italy

The Master's degree in Science for the Conservation-Restoration of Cultural Heritage is aimed at the education and training of Conservation Scientist, a scientist with knowled ... +

The Master's degree in Science for the Conservation-Restoration of Cultural Heritage is aimed at the education and training of Conservation Scientist, a scientist with knowledge on chemistry, physics, biology, geology and informatics applied to cultural heritage and further knowledge in conservation (ethics, history, cultural values, historical technologies, past and present conservation technologies, and practice, specific scientific aspects, etc.). -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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