Certificate in Historic Landscape Preservation

This certificate is available to students currently enrolled in a master’s program at UGA as well as individuals who already hold a masters degree.


The intent of the certificate in Historic Landscape Preservation is:

  • To introduce the concept of landscape stewardship.
  • To develop within students an awareness of the contribution that historic and cultural landscapes make to the quality of environments and to the quality of life available to the general populace.
  • To foster an understanding of the value of historic and cultural landscapes as well as the problems and opportunities related to the protection and perpetuation of these landscapes.
  • To provide the knowledge and insight needed to advise individuals, groups, and government units in the identification, protection, and perpetuation of historic and cultural landscapes  for the use and welfare of society
  • To provide students the opportunity to study the value and protection of historic and cultural landscapes as a part of their academic program or as a supplemental education opportunity available to those who already hold a master’s level degree.


The certificate program requires a student to complete 18 hours of credit and is the equivalent of a minor concentration. Three hours of credit toward the certificate may be satisfied by a historic or cultural landscape preservation-related thesis in the student’s academic department. The thesis proposal must be jointly approved by the graduate coordinator or major professor of the student’s degree program and the Director (coordinator) of Graduate Studies in Historic Preservation. The application is available here.


James Reap
101 Denmark Hall
706 542-4706