University of Pennsylvania

School of Design

Historic Preservation


Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Historic Preservation;, Certificate in Historic Preservation

Format: Campus

Program Description:

In PennDesign's Historic Preservation program, faculty and students pursue all aspects of preservation-technical, material, humanistic, urbanistic, economic.  The time-tested curriculum provides the essential foundations for preservation practice, many opportunities for specialized study, and hands-on experience through praxis projects.  As scholars, we are dedicated to advancing knowledge for our field.  As practitioners we take on projects where important heritage is at risk, test new methodologies and ideas, and work collaboratively to demonstrate the power of preservation work to contribute to the public good.  Our work finds us involved in our own backyard here in Philadelphia, across the country with colleagues in the national preservation movement, and in international  circles of practice and scholarship.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

International Student Requirements:


Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 19

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 4900

In State Tuition (per year): 40056

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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