M.A. On Campus

Sustainable Cultural Heritage

The American University of Rome

12 months
21000 USD/year
21000 USD/year
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The M.A. program in Sustainable Cultural Heritage at American University of Rome trains graduates to face the most important challenge in the heritage industry today: its long-term viability.


Rome is at the center of debates about global heritage. With major international organizations based in the city, as well as the greatest Sustainable Cultural Heritage concentration of heritage monuments and works in the world, Rome serves as the ideal base from which to prepare students for a career in this field. This graduate degree program at The American University of Rome shapes a new type of professional by offering liberal arts, humanities and social science graduates the opportunity to acquire the expertise and practical skills necessary to become a heritage professional in the 21st century.

Program Objectives:

  • To provide an overview of the interdisciplinary nature of the field.
  • To give the necessary heritage management tools in line with international, national and regional strategies to enhance cultural heritage management.
  • To provide an understanding of the tools, techniques and processes for documenting and assessing cultural resources, producing management plans, and implementation.
  • To foster an understanding of the role of heritage agencies and organizations at international, national, local and regional levels
Potential career paths for graduates of this program include:
  • Employment as a project manager and/or program coordinator with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or international organizations (IO).
  • Not-for-profit organizations or other organizations that are active in the field of heritage, heritage tourism and international development through heritage.
  • Consultants on heritage projects, economic development projects involving heritage or tourism projects involving heritage.
  • Analysts of cultural heritage, especially in relation to economic development.
  • Museums and historic preservation organizations.
  • Further study and/or becoming an independent researcher in the field of cultural heritage.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Business: Marketing Management and Operations 
  • Principles of Business: Accounting, Finance and Economics 
  • Contemporary Issues in Cultural Heritage 
  • Cultural Heritage and International Relations 
  • Heritage Economics 
  • Research Methodology 
  • Sustainable Conservation 
  • Principles of Fundraising 
  • Two half credit graduate skills weekend workshops 
  • Internship 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official high school transcripts and/or university transcripts for all institution attended to date.  A certified English translation is required for non-English transcripts.
  • An academic recommendation letter. *please see below 
  • Course descriptions for all courses where credits are being transferred.
  • A copy of your valid passport.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English will need to supply an official TOEFL, IELTS or DUOLINGO English language proficiency results (Unless transcripts show that you have been attending an English-speaking school/university for three years or more)
  • Optional: Official SAT or ACT results.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    21000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Roma

850 - 1450 EUR /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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Sustainable Cultural Heritage
The American University of Rome


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