| Accessibility Statement

Degrees & Programs » Historic Preservation Degrees

  • Donate
  • UGA CED on Facebook
  • UGA CED on LinkedIn
  • UGA CED on Twitter
  • UGA CED on Land8Lounge
  • UGA CED on Built Social

Historic Preservation Degrees

Historic Preservation Degrees

Master of Historic Preservation

The MHP degree program prepares students for broad-based careers in the conservation and management of historic resources in both the built and natural environments. The two-year course of study attracts students from diverse backgrounds and is structured to develop versatile, competent, and highly motivated professionals who can perceive preservation opportunities in the broadest sense and who can develop strategies ensuring the protection and use of cultural resources as a part of the fabric of urban and rural environments.

Accelerated Master of Historic Preservation

This one-year program requires completion of 30 semester hours plus a 9-hour thesis. The program is only open to individuals who have an undergraduate degree in historic preservation.

Joint Juris Doctor and Master of Historic Preservation Degree Program

This four-year program provides both the JD and MHP degrees. Students must submit separate applications to the Law School and the Graduate School and be accepted by both units to participate in the program. For information about applications to the Juris Doctor program contact the Law School Admissions Office (706-542-7060); for historic preservation applications and information, contact the Director for Graduate Studies in Historic Preservation.

Certificate in Historic Preservation Studies

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

The certificate program requires a student to complete 18 hours of credit, including 9 hours of core requirements and 9 hours selected from the historic preservation curriculum. Three hours may be satisfied by a 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 Graduate Director for Studies in Historic Preservation.


Mark Reinberger
104 Denmark Hall
706 542-4706