Historic Preservation Program
The University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program aims to prepare graduate degree students for broad-based careers in the conservation and sustainable management of the historic environment through studies and research in heritage preservation administration, planning and education, architectural conservation, adaptive use and economic development, architectural and cultural history, documentation, law, and cultural resource management.
The main educational goal is the development of a long-term professional perspective bolstered by training in appropriate skills. The Historic Preservation Program offers students an intensive, practical, community-oriented, professional experience. Strong emphasis is placed on community-based projects through linkages with local, state and federal groups, organizations and agencies.
Recognizing the diverse contributions that succeeding generations have made to the historic environment, the Program regards historic preservation as a form of management that aims to keep heritage contributions in balance, while encouraging conservation, sustainable economic development, and community support.
The Master of Science degree program in Historic Preservation of the University of Vermont is sponsored by the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate College, in cooperation with other departments, schools, and programs. The University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program is certified by the National Council for Preservation Education.
Students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds and experiences generally enter the Historic Preservation Program in the fall. Most complete their graduate degree studies after three semesters and a summer internship, but some students choose to include a fourth semester and a thesis in lieu of the internship. Some of the introductory courses are also offered to undergraduate students and to nonmatriculated students through the UVM Division for Continuing Education.
Historic Preservation Program / History Department
133 S. Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05405
Located at the northwest corner of S. Prospect and Main Street.
Non-affiliate visitor's parking is available for a fee at the adjacent College Street Visitor's Parking Lot.
Phone: (802) 656-3180
Fax: (802) 656-8794