University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Historic Preservation (Master of Science)

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Master of Science in Historic Preservation

(1) A baccalaureate degree with a major in a preservation-related field such as architecture, architectural history, history, planning, business administration, economics, engineering, interior design, law, or environmental studies. (2) Applicants must take the general (aptitude) portion of the Graduate Record Examination and submit a sample independent research paper, design project, or other evidence of preservation-related professional ability. Almost all successful applicants have spent at least a year in a preservation-related job or volunteer work after the baccalaureate.

Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Science

Admission to this highly competitive program constitutes acceptance to candidacy as well.

Minimum Degree Requirements for the Master of Science

(1) Thirty-six credits of course work. A minimum of thirty-three credits (including an internship or thesis) must be taken in historic preservation. (2) A written comprehensive examination given during the third semester. (3) An internship in a preservation agency, or a written thesis. This may be undertaken upon completion of two or three semesters of concentrated course work. At the conclusion of the internship, an oral presentation describing work accomplished will be given before a jury of practicing professionals for evaluation. (4) Historic Preservation (HP 200, HP 201, HP 204, HP 205, HP 206, HP 301, HP 302, HP 306, HP 307 and HP 303 or HP 391) are required courses for the degree. Students also take one elective unless they elect to do a thesis instead of an internship. For the thesis option, a total of six credits is required for HP 391.



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