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

54

How Many Students are Admitted Annually

MA25

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

• ICOMOS
• 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