College of Design

Historic Preservation

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Program Summary

Application Dates: 07/17/2020
11/30/2020
04/11/2021
Start Dates: 08/17/2020
01/13/2020
05/11/2021
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $693

Douglas Appler

Director of Graduate Certificate

Assistant Professor

College of Design

117 Pence Hall

University of Kentucky

859-257-7617

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Blend a love of the past with your future. Designed for working professionals and graduate students in related fields, the certificate can be taken exclusively online, through classes at the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, or with a combination of online and in-person courses. The Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation examines the history and theory of preservation and provides training in architectural history, revitalization, adaptive reuse, and preservation policy.

Program Summary

Application Dates: 07/17/2020
11/30/2020
04/11/2021
Start Dates: 08/17/2020
01/13/2020
05/11/2021
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $693

Preserve the Past, Make History

The certificate helps architects, planners, engineers, and other professionals expand their knowledge and develop specialized areas of practice. As a graduate of the program, you will be able to:

  • Draw upon the history of American architecture and landscape design in making informed choices about the care, maintenance, and revitalization of historic properties
  • Facilitate community discussions about the social and cultural significance of historic buildings and sites
  • Navigate local, state, and federal historic preservation laws
  • Employ design practices appropriate to adaptive reuse and tax-advantaged rehabilitation projects

The certificate consists of two required courses and two electives. All students take HP 601: Introduction to Historic Preservation, and HP 602: Historic Preservation Law. Students then select two electives. Courses on architectural history, preservation planning, cultural resource management, and sustainable development are routinely offered. Admission requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. GRE scores are not required.

“Historic preservation is an informed conversation about the relationship between past and present. It encourages thoughtful choices instead of haphazard development. It reminds us that societies create the worlds in which we live and are responsible for the choices they make.”

Daniel Vivian

Chairperson, Department of Historic Preservation

Application Requirements

  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • The GRE is not required for Admission to this program.
  • Two letters of recommendation

 

Curriculum

Required Courses

HP 601: Introduction to Historic Preservation HP 602: Historic Preservation Law

Electives

HP 501: Cultural Landscapes and Historic Preservation

HP 613: Historical Structural Systems and Building Materials

HP 617: Historic Preservation Planning

HP 615: American Settlement Patterns

HP 670: Rethinking Preservation: Ethics, Public Policy, and Heritage Resources

HP 675: Architectural History for Preservation Practice

*Other courses may be substituted with faculty approval


Federal Financial Aid and Certificate Programs

Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page.


Contact

Douglas Appler

Director of Graduate Certificate

Assistant Professor

College of Design

117 Pence Hall

University of Kentucky

859-257-7617

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.