M.Sc. On Campus

Historic Preservation

Ball State University

12 months
21222 USD/year
21222 USD/year
7758 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Imagine a cityscape that reflects a rich architectural past within a smart, sustainable future. Now, imagine you guided that effort a balance of historic preservation and best practices. The Historic Preservation program of Ball State University fuses your passion for the past with innovative approaches.


Expert faculty guide you through hands-on, meaningful course work and projects that engage a wide variety of concerns. During the Historic Preservation program of Ball State University you’ll learn about community engagement, economic development, and urban policy that’s culturally and ecologically responsible. 

Our roots are in history and architecture, but when it comes to preserving the past, we also look toward tomorrow’s cities, small towns, and rural landscapes. Additionally, we consider questions of law, economics, landscape architecture, urban planning, and more.

Join a Diverse Community

We require no prerequisite courses, so our students come from diverse backgrounds. They bring a wide variety of interests and points of view, and will be a valuable resource as you explore the many options within the field of historic preservation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Preservation
  • Preservation Policy
  • Preservation Technology
  • Current Issues in Preservation
  • Documentation Studio
  • Preservation Studio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume or CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Please include the email addresses of two recommenders when you fill out the online application. Recommenders will be notified electronically to upload their letters of recommendation through the application system.
  • Statement of purpose or letter of intent
  • Provide a sample of your best work demonstrating your research and writing abilities. There is no specific length or subject requirement.
  • have a minimum 3.0 GPA in your qualifying courses (example: Ball State undergraduate historic preservation minor or a historic preservation major from another accredited institution)
  • gain approval from the program director, Jonathan Spodek

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21222 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21222 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21222 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21222 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7758 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7758 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Muncie

876 - 1417 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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