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Historic Preservation

College of Charleston

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
36132 USD/year
36132 USD/year
13770 USD/year
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About

The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is a collaborative effort between Clemson University and the College of Charleston. The program, which is based in Charleston, South Carolina, offers a two-year Master of Science in Historic Preservation. We are seeking a small and selective group of interdisciplinary graduate students interested in building national careers in historic preservation.

Overview

The mission of the collaborative Clemson University/College of Charleston Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is to educate future leaders in the documentation, evaluation, interpretation, and conservation of historic structures, sites, objects, and landscapes with the goal of developing appropriate preservation strategies for a sustainable future. Utilizing Charleston and the Lowcountry as a laboratory, students in this professional degree program acquire the diverse skills necessary for rewarding professional careers.

Areas of emphasis include:

  • Architectural History and Cultural Significance
  • Documentation and Interpretation of Landscapes, Buildings, Interiors, and Objects
  • Historic Building Materials, Techniques, and Treatments
  • Contextual Design and Planning
  • Conservation Science and Material Analysis
  • Preservation Policy and Cultural Resource Management
  • Sustainability and the Economics of Rehabilitation

The Graduate Program works in close collaboration with a number of national and Charleston-based initiatives including the American College of the Building Arts,  Colonial Williamsburg, Drayton Hall, Historic American Building Survey of the National Parks Service, Historic Charleston Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Action, the Preservation Society of Charleston, and Warren Lasch Conservation Center as well as local architects and preservation professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  •  History and Theory of Historic Preservation 
  •  American Architecture 
  •  Historical Research Methods 
  •  Investigation, Documentation, Conservation 
  •  Preservation Studio 
  •  Cultural and Historical Landscape Preservation 
  •  Conservation Science Laboratory 
  •  Building Technology and Pathology 
  •  Historic Preservation Research Seminar 
  •  Preservation Law and Economics 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions
  • Official GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores if your primary language is not English
  • Letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36132 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36132 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    36132 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36132 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13770 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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