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Historic Preservation

A five-course curriculum, granting a certificate for completion and satisfactory academic performance, is available for non-degree students. It is designed for planners, historic-district commissioners and others interested in the preservation field.

Admission Requirements
Certificate curriculum applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and meet Graduate School admission requirements.

Website:  http://www.emich.edu/geo/preservation/index.php

Certificate Requirements

Following admission, the student should consult with the historic preservation program coordinator regarding completion of the course requirements. This certificate requires 11 to 14 hours of course work distributed among required courses and restricted elective courses as follows:

Required Courses: 5 hours

  • ARTH 472 - History of American Architecture 3 hrs
  • GHPR 530 - Introduction to Historic Preservation 2 hrs

Restricted Elective Courses: 7-9 hours

Seven to nine hours from the following:

  • Any 500- or 600-level GHPR courses except GHPR 587 , GHPR 637 , GHPR 687 /688 /689 , GHPR 690 /691 /692  and GHPR 697 /698 /699 

  • GEOG 531 - American Cultural Landscapes 2 hrs
  • GEOG 548 - American Vernacular Architecture 2 hrs
  • GEOG 570 - Rural Planning and Preservation 2 hrs
  • GHPR 531 - Preservation and Planning Law 3 hrs
  • GHPR 620 - Preservation Research Techniques 2 hrs
  • GHPR 651 - Principles of Preservation Technology 2 hrs
  • GHPR 695 - Seminar in Preservation Issues 2 hrs
  • GHPR 696 - Seminar in Preservation Issues 3 hrs
  • URP 435 - History of Urban Form and Function 3 hrs
  • See note below

Certificate Total: 12-14 hours