6 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
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The Heritage Conservation (Certificate NDP) program from University of Arizona educates students in the preservation of the built environment and prepares students for practice in the field of heritage conservation. 

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The Heritage Conservation (Certificate NDP) program from University of Arizona is:

  • Interdisciplinary, teaching holistic problem-solving within an integrated environment of natural and cultural resources including the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, history, landscape architecture, materials science, and planning; and
  • Inter-institutional, promoting collaborative engagement between public and private institutions with a curriculum incorporating community service as a method of learning.

The learning outcomes of the Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation are intended to balance theory and practice, as well as research and outreach, including:

  • Awareness of geographic, cultural, technological, economic, and political factors that shape the built environment; of building traditions of cultural groups and historic periods that define the Greater Southwest.
  • Understanding of heritage conservation terms, concepts, and philosophical foundations; of legal, regulatory, and economic development tools; of treatment standards for historic properties; of cultural resource management business and ethical principles.
  • Ability to conduct research using primary and secondary information resources; to survey, document, and communicate cultural artifacts, buildings, sites, districts, and cultural landscapes according to professional (Secretary of Interior) standards; to analyze building construction systems, components, and materials to make conservation treatment recommendations; to interpret the meaning of built environments to a larger audience.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cultural Landscapes
  • Documentation & Interpretation of the Historic Built Environment
  • Preservation Planning Issues
  • Contemporary Architecture & Urban Theory
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge 
  • Folklore
  • Historical Archaeology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

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15 SCH


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General requirements

  • The Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation is designed as both a stand-alone program and to be integrated with other degrees, including the M.Architecture, M.S.Architecture, M.Landscape Architecure, M.S.Planning, and M.A.Anthopology degrees. The student is responsible for choosing the appropriate option and, in the case of a degree program, working with the Heritage Conservation Certificate Coordinator and his/her degree program advisor to develop a mutually agreeable plan of study. 
  • Students must comply to the University of Arizona’s Graduate College eligibility requirements including a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale from a baccalaureate degree.  
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation.
  • Personal essay/statement of purpose for graduate study, including potential research interests.
  • Biographical profile/resume including a complete record of academic and professional work

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 6 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 6 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 6 months.

Online tuition: $12,600 per year

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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