Historic Preservation

Pratt Institute

24 months
45888 USD/year
45888 USD/year
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Drawing on Pratt Institute interdisciplinary strengths in architecture; urban design; and city, regional, and environmental planning; the Graduate Historic Preservation program prepares students for leadership within a continuously changing preservation context.


The MS degree in Historic Preservation at Pratt Institute, a 47-credit, four-semester program, uniquely addresses both the physical aspects of preservation and the role this discipline plays within a larger context of design, community revitalization, redevelopment and adaptive reuse, and sustainability. 

Learning outcomes

The curriculum builds on the energy of New York City as an important epicenter of historic preservation in the United States, and the program is located in Brooklyn—a longtime bastion of civic engagement and innovation around preservation issues. Classes take place on Pratt’s historic Brooklyn campus and are concentrated on two days a week to make internships and employment easier.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • History and Theory of Preservation
  • Architecture & Urban History: Europe Middle East, Asia
  • Building Technology
  • Preservation Law & Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




47 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All graduate students must file the application using our online system. There is a non-refundable $50 application fee.
  • Transcripts: a scan of your official transcripts should be uploaded when you complete your online application. Request an official copy from your school, either digitally or physically, scan it, and upload it. 
  • International students must have all transcripts translated into English by a certified translation service.
  • Two letters of recommendation from employers, professors, or others able to judge your potential for graduate study in your specific program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45888 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    45888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45888 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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