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Advanced Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation

Hayes Hall's interior walls exposed

Hayes Hall, the School of Architecture and Planning's historic home on UB's South Campus, is in the midst of a $50 million comprehensive restoration. Photo by Douglas Levere

The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation program welcomes interested students with educational and professional backgrounds in fields as diverse as architecture, planning, law, archaeology, history, journalism, art history and urban studies.  

The Advanced Certificate in Historic Preservation may also be pursued concurrently with the Master of Urban Planning, the Master of Architecture degree or other graduate degrees at the University at Buffalo.

Curricular elements include history and theory, methods, preservation planning and design and taking advantage of the incredible historic resources in the Buffalo Niagara region.

Applications are invited from those individuals who have completed a baccalaureate degree. Please contact Shannon Phillips, assistant dean for graduate education, for admissions and application information.

Please Note:

If you are interested in becoming a professional historic preservationist, you may wish to review the Secretary of the Interior's requirements, which include a combination of education and experience.

For additional information or if you have any questions regarding our programs in Historic Preservation, please feel free to send an email to: