12 months
19708 USD/year
19708 USD/year
11372 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: 

  • 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 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19708 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    19708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19708 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11372 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Ypsilanti

1000 - 1500 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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