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Dual-Degree M.A. Historic Preservation and American Studies (HPAM)

The dual Master's Degree in Historic Preservation and American Studies joins diverse perspectives on social justice, diversity, inclusion, culture, heritage, and built environment history to create a deepened interdisciplinary study of public humanities and historic preservation in America.

The program seeks to broaden perspectives, increase job opportunities, and promote research in both fields. The uniquely flexible program can be completed in as little as 57 credits or 2 and ½ years. This new degree expands a long-standing collaboration between the two programs to promote dialogue while pursuing equity in both the built environment and cultural heritage. Students in both fields will learn from seminars, readings courses, and community-engaged coursework that cultivates this broad skill set.

Applicants for the dual degree in historic preservation and American studies should use the following four-letter code on the online application: HPAM.

Program Requirements

HISP600 - History, Theory, and Practice of Historic Preservation - 3 credits 
HISP611 - Historical Research Methods - 3 credits 
HISP630 - Preservation Policy and Planning - 3 credits 
HISP635 - Social and Ethnic Issues in Historic Preservation Practice - 3 credits 
HISP640 - Historic Preservation Law, Advocacy and Public Policy - 3 credits 
HISP650 - Historic Preservation Studio Workshop - 6 credits 
HISP655 - American Vernacular Architecture    4 credits 
HISP670 - Conservation of Historic Places: Historic Materials, Building Systems, and Conservation - 3 credits 
HISP680 - Preservation Economics - 3 credits 
HISP690 - Historic Preservation Professional Practice - 2 credits 
HISP710 - Final Project in Historic Preservation I - 1 credit 
HISP711 - Final Project in Historic Preservation II - 2 credits 
AMST601 - Introductory Theories and History in American Studies - 3 credits 
AMST603 - Current Approaches to American Studies - 3 credits 
AMST798 - Non-Thesis Research - 3 credits 
AMST - Seminar Courses - 6 credits 
Electives - 6 credits 
Total Credits - 57