What can we learn from historic sites and from the built heritage of communities and places? How can important features of the historic environment be conserved and sustained for the future?
The University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program regards historic preservation as means to acknowledge, conserve and sustain a diverse range of heritage resources that have the potential to inform and to serve current and future generations.
Historic preservation is fundamentally about engaging in a conversation with the past about the future. It may provide opportunities to ask, "What can we learn from historic sites and from the built heritage of communities and places? and "How can important features of the historic environment be conserved and sustained for the future?"
The University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program offers a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation, as well as an Accelerated Masters Program, Individually Designed Minors and courses for upper-level undergraduate students and through UVM Continuing Education.
Graduate degree in Historic Preservation
The Master of Science graduate degree in Historic Preservation is intended to prepare graduate students for broad-based careers in the field of historic preservation. The main educational goal is the development of long-term professional perspectives bolstered by training in appropriate skills. Graduate students are offered an intensive, practical, community-oriented, professional experience.
Combining the theoretical with the practical
The UVM Historic Preservation graduate program is structured to give students real-world experience through internships and field study opportunities-- our graduates emerge from the program with long-term, professional perspectives bolstered by training in appropriate skills. Strong emphasis is placed on hands-on, community-based projects through linkages with local, state and federal groups, organizations and agencies, heritage organizations, museums, and historic sites.
Students in our program have established an impressive track record of career success. Graduates also discover they are part of a deeply resourced alumni network that provides networking opportunities, on-line communications and mentoring programs.