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.
Required Foundations Course
Required Methods Course
Required History of the Built Environment Courses* (minimum 2 courses)
*NOTE: Students can, in consultation with the Program Co-Director, take an alternative history course that fulfills the requirements for history of the built environment.
FOR MUP STUDENTS ONLY: Students will have to consult with the Director of the Historic Preservation certificate program to (1) choose an appropriate studio for the certificate, and (2) choose an appropriate topic for their final project or thesis.
Tuition and fees: $10,497
Books and supplies: $1,438
On-campus room & board: $11,144
What are the other costs of this program?
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* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.
Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:
*There were fewer than 10 graduates in this program. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of graduates.
The program is designed to take 1 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2014-2015, *% finished in 1 years.
* Fewer than 10 students completed this program in 2014-15. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?
The job placement rate for students who completed this program is *%.
* This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.
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.
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