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Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Historic Preservation

The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is a collaborative effort between Clemson University and the College of Charleston. The program, which is based in Charleston, South Carolina, offers a two-year Master of Science in Historic Preservation. We are seeking a small and selective group of interdisciplinary graduate students interested in building national careers in historic preservation.

The mission of the collaborative Clemson University/College of Charleston Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is to educate future leaders in the documentation, evaluation, interpretation, and conservation of historic structures, sites, objects, and landscapes with the goal of developing appropriate preservation strategies for a sustainable future. Utilizing Charleston and the Lowcountry as a laboratory, students in this professional degree program acquire the diverse skills necessary for rewarding professional careers.

Areas of emphasis include:

  • Architectural History and Cultural Significance
  • Documentation and Interpretation of Landscapes, Buildings, Interiors, and Objects
  • Historic Building Materials, Techniques, and Treatments
  • Contextual Design and Planning
  • Conservation Science and Material Analysis
  • Preservation Policy and Cultural Resource Management
  • Sustainability and the Economics of Rehabilitation

The Graduate Program works in close collaboration with a number of national and Charleston based initiatives including the American College of the Building Arts,  Colonial Williamsburg, Drayton Hall, Historic American Building Survey of the National Parks Service, Historic Charleston Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Action, the Preservation Society of Charleston, and Warren Lasch Conservation Center as well as local architects and preservation professionals.

For More Information

Carter L. Hudgins
Program Director

Clemson University/College of Charleston
292 Meeting Street
Phone: 843.937.9567

Amanda Tucker
Program Coordinator
701 E. Bay Street, Suite 202
Phone: 843.937.9596

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