12 months
16046 USD/year
16046 USD/year
9248 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Mississippi State University ’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Historic Preservation will culminate in a terminal degree, one of the few degrees of its kind in the United States.

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About this Degree

The MFA degree at Mississippi State University in Historic Preservation focuses on historic preservation combined with preservation field studies. Upon successful completion of the degree program, students will possess the skills necessary to educate diverse populations and promote historic preservation while employed with non-profit organizations, government agencies, cities, museums, private-sector firms, and in academia.

Graduates will

  • be equipped to perform in historic preservation occupations with non-profit organizations, government agencies, community development, urban development, museums, private-sector firms, and in academia.
  • be proficient in areas of design, technology, economics, law, planning, and curating as it pertains to historic preservation.
  • have the skills necessary to convey effective leadership, management, and communication practices.
  • have a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of historic preservation as it pertains to history and theory of the designed environment; history and theory of preservation; documentation and recording techniques; practical field application, application-based projects, practicum and communication skills; and an area of concentration in a preservation related field.

Programme Structure

  • Students will complete coursework in history of American architecture, landscape architecture, and interiors; investigation and documentation of structures, interiors, and sites; adaptive reuse of existing buildings and intervention approaches; building materials conservation; historic preservation and conservation.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

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  • Review both University and departmental deadlines.
  • Gather the full names and email addresses of three individuals to compose letters of recommendation.
  • Prepare your statement of purpose.
  • Review, edit, and finalize your resume/curriculum vitae and select a writing sample (if required).
  • Request your transcripts.
  • Arrange to have your test scores sent to The Graduate School (Examples: GRE, GMAT, TOEFL or IELTS).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8023 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    16046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8023 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4624 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Starkville

800 - 1300 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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