Program Introduction

The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is a collaborative effort between Clemson University and the College of Charleston. The program, which is based full time in Charleston, South Carolina, offers the Master of Science in Historic Preservation and a Certificate in Historic Preservation. This joint degree program admits fifteen students per year to a two-year course of study and includes intensive preparation in architectural documentation and forensics.

Degrees Offered

  • Other

Program Strengths

  • Historic Preservation
  • Local/Community History
  • Material Culture
  • Public Policy

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Financial Aid Available

Graduate Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Tuition Fellowships
Differential Tuition Rate

Deadline To Apply

February 15

Internship Requirements

A non-credit internship, typically arranged by the student with guidance from faculty, is required during the summer between the first and second year.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• National Trust for Historic Preservation
• National Park Service
• Historic American Building Survey
• Mount Vernon
• Historic Charleston Foundation

Employers Who Have Hired Graduates from this Program within the Past Five Years

• National Trust for Historic Preservation
• National Park Service
• Warren Lasch Laboratory
• Mount Vernon
• Historic Charleston Foundation
• College of Charleston, South Carolina Historic Sites
• Tennessee Department of Archives and History
• Historic Galveston