Jun 02, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Working Draft] 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Working Draft]

Historic Preservation [M.S.]

The Master of Science 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 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 two concentrations available in the Historic Preservation Program. Courses are distributed among prerequisites, core, concentration, and elective courses.

For additional information, please see the program’s website.

Program Admission

Applicants must:

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

Department Information

Geography & Geology | Richard Sambrook, Ph.D., Department Head | 140D Strong Hall, 734.487.8489, rsambroo@emich.edu

Advisor Information

Nancy Bryk, 140F Strong Hall, 734.487.7575, nbryk@emich.edu

Dan Bonenberger, Ph.D., 140I Strong Hall, 734.487.8750, dbonenbe@emich.edu

Matthew Cook, Ph.D., 140X Strong Hall, 734.487.8485, mcook40@emich.edu

Program Information

Students in the program must: 

  • Selection, in consultation with the program advisor, of a course of study in historic preservation
  • Completion of 36 hours of approved graduate-level coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree as described below under course requirements.
  • 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.

Required Prerequisites: 0-17 hours

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

Degree Requirements: 36-38 hours

Concentrations: 22 hours

Select one concentration from the following

Preservation Planning and Digital Heritage

Heritage Interpretation and Museum Practice