Oct 23, 2018  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Master of Science in Historic Preservation (HPRS)

The M.S. in Historic Preservation is an applied degree that requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of graduate course work. Its mission is to focus upon career development in the several concentration areas with the aim of preparing students for gainful employment in the field of historic preservation in the public and private sector. There are three basic concentrations available in the Historic Preservation Program. Courses are distributed among prerequisites, core, concentration, and elective courses.

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Program Admission

Applicants must:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
  2. Meet Graduate School admission requirements;
  3. Have attained at least a 2.75-grade point average in the major field during the last two undergraduate years;
  4. Personal Statement; and
  5. Two letters of recommendation.

Department Information

Geography & Geology, College of Arts & Sciences

Richard Sambrook, Ph.D. | Department Head | 311A King Hall | 734.487.0218 | rsambroo@emich.edu

Advisor Information

Nancy Bryk | 404A King Hall | 734.487.7575 | nbryk@emich.edu

Required Prerequisites: Up to 17 hours

Students must complete coursework in each of the following foundation areas or have an acceptable undergraduate equivalent:


Degree Requirements: 36 hours

  1. Selection, in consultation with the program advisor, of a course of study in historic preservation.
  2. Completion of 36 hours of approved graduate-level coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree as described below under course requirements.
  3. Completion of prerequisite courses. The number of hours and the specific courses will be stipulated by the program advisor according to the student’s prior coursework.

Courses are distributed among prerequisites, core, required, and restricted elective courses as follows:

Concentrations: 19-22 hours

Preservation Planning and Administration Concentration:

Specific Prerequisites:

Choose one course from the following:

Recordation, Documentation and Digital Heritage Concentration:

Interpretation, Cultural Tourism, and Museum Practice Concentration: