Historic Preservation

Eastern Michigan University

12 months
17388 USD/year
17388 USD/year
9780 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Eastern Michigan University's Historic Preservation Program  is among the largest graduate programs in Historic Preservation in the United States.


The M.S. in Historic Preservation at Eastern Michigan University 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.

The Historic Preservation Program was founded in 1979 in the Department of Geography and Geology as an outgrowth of Cultural Geography and its concern for common landscapes, vernacular architecture, and practical application. As cohorts of the only Historic Preservation program embedded in geography, students learn to document, preserve, and interpret historic structures, objects, and places within the context of their cultural landscape setting.

Learning outcomes

The curriculum reflects the evolving nature of historic preservation theory and practice in the United States and abroad, and an applied approach has remained paramount. Students gain a range of practical experiences, including most forms of preservation documentation, while addressing the real needs of local communities. In this way, the program prepares students for professional service in the fields of preservation planning, historical administration, heritage interpretation, and cultural resource management. 

Utilizing Fellowships, internships, and partnerships with numerous educational, and local, regional, and national agencies and organizations, the Program produces professionals who become leaders in the field and who improve the awareness and effectiveness of the historic preservation worldwide.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Historic Preservation 
  • People and Houses 
  • Preservation Research Techniques 
  • Historic Preservation Field Project 
  • American Cultural Landscapes 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International Transcripts
  • English Proficiency
  • Financial Statement of Responsibility
  • Documentation
  • Passports and VISAs
  • Order I-20 Shipment

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17388 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17388 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    17388 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17388 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    9780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9780 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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