Historic Preservation AMP

All students must meet the Requirements for the Accelerated Master's Degree Programs


The Historic Preservation Accelerated Master’s Entry Program (AMP) provides an opportunity for capable undergraduate UVM students to enroll directly in the Historic Preservation graduate program while taking advantage of Accelerated Master’s Program degree incentives. Following their formal admission into the Historic Preservation AMP, students work simultaneously on their B.A. and M.S. requirements, counting up to 9 credits of 200-level courses approved for graduate credit toward both the B.A. and the M.S. degrees. The remaining 21 credits of graduate study required for Historic Preservation M.S. degree normally would be taken in 3 semesters following undergraduate graduation.

Specific Requirements

Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Master of Science for Accelerated Students

  • Students must be working towards a baccalaureate degree with a major in a preservation-related field such as history, architectural history, art history, architecture, engineering, planning, business administration, economics, community development, interior design, law, American studies, or environmental studies.

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0

Minimum Degree Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science

30 credits of course work with Grad Internship or 33 credits with Master’s Thesis. A minimum of 30 credits must be taken in historic preservation.

Required courses in Historic Preservation:
HP 200History American Architecture3
HP 201History on the Land3
HP 205Historic Preservation Law3
HP 206Rschg Historic Structure/Sites3
HP 302Community Preservation Project3
HP 304Contemp Preservation Plan&Pol3
HP 305Hst Preservation Pract Methods3
HP 306Architectural Conservation I3
HP 307Architectural Conservation II3
HP 303Grad Internship1-6
or HP 391 Master's Thesis Research
A written comprehensive examination given during the third semester
An internship in a preservation agency, or a written thesis. The internship or thesis may be undertaken upon completion of 2 semesters of concentrated course work with advisor's permission. For the thesis option, a total of 6 credits is required for HP 391, as well as advisor's permission

Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive examination for M.S. Historic Preservation students is required to be taken by the end of the final semester of courses. Normally this is scheduled during the second half of the fall semester. This written examination covers broad knowledge in historic preservation. Information on the date, general details, and format of this examination is provided to students in advance.

Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Science

Completion of the above requirements.