24 months
18688 USD/year
18688 USD/year
6888 USD/year
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Historic Preservation candidates at College of Charleston participate in many hands-on preservation and conservation projects that complement a curriculum rich in history, theory and materials courses. 


They learn from architects, architectural historians, conservation specialists and other practitioners in the field of historic preservation. Individual studio spaces equipped with a program computer and the necessary software are provided for all students.

Key Features 

  • The Historic Preservation curriculum at College of Charleston is structured in sequential layers. At the end of the first two semesters, you’ll complete a summer internship related to your thesis topic. 
  • The second-year curriculum follows a professional track that culminates with a required thesis.

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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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
  • Submission of a portfolio, while not required, is encouraged

Tuition Fee

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    18688 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18688 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    18688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18688 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6888 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6888 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Charleston

1270 - 2210 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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