Program Introduction

Since its founding in the 1970s, the University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program has taken a broad-based approach to preparing graduate students for careers in historic preservation and cultural resource management. Around ten students enroll in the graduate program each fall and complete their MS degree in three semesters. Students typically have undergraduate degrees in History, Architectural History, or other majors.

Degrees Offered

  • Other

Program Strengths

  • Historic Preservation
  • Local/Community History
  • Other
  • Public Policy

Credit Hour Requirements


How Many Students are Admitted Annually


Financial Aid Available

In-State Status

Deadline To Apply

March 1

Internship Requirements

The internship is a three-credit course for historic preservation graduate students. Students are generally paid to work under supervision in an appropriate preservation institution, organization, or agency. The course instructor advises students on strategies for searching for suitable internships.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Adirondack Architectural Heritage
• National Park Service
• Central Park Conservancy
• Preserve Rhode Island
• New Hampshire DOT
• Pennsylvania DOT Historic Preservation Bureau
• South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office
• Maine Preservation
• Grand Teton National Park
• Preservation Trust of Vermont
• Historic Windsor

Job Placement Assistance

Faculty advisers assist students and alumni with career planning. Job opening announcements are routinely forwarded to students and alumni.

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

• Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
• Rosin Preservation, LLC, Kansas City, Missouri
• National Park Service
• Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
• SWCA Environmental Consultants, Houston, Texas
• Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island
• Vermont Agency of Transportation
• BiblioLabs, Charleston, South Carolina