Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
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Historic Preservation

Departmental Advisors:

    Dr. Ted Ligibel
    Program Director
    235 Strong Hall
    734-487-0232
    tligibel@emich.edu

    Danny J. Bonenberger
    Assistant Professor
    118F Strong Hall
    734-487-8750
    dbonenbe@emich.edu

    Nancy Villa Bryk
    Assistant Professor
    229 Strong Hall
    734-487-7575
    nbryk@emich.edu

Historic Preservation Programs


Undergraduate Minor: This Undergraduate Concentration is directed towards students who are interested in learning more about historic preservation with the intent on entering the master's program. The program focuses on historic preservation practices, American history, settlement forms and structures and American cultural regions and landscapes.

Graduate Certificate (HPRS): 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.

Master of Science - General Studies (HPRS): The M.S. in historic preservation general studies requires a minimum of 36 hours. The master's curriculum emphasizes preparation for careers in historic preservation in a planning, administrative, historic museum, consulting or heritage tourism capacity. It provides practical experience through workstudy, internship, cooperative education and field study opportunities.

Master of Science – Heritage Interpretation, Tourism, and Administration (HPAD): The M.S. in historic preservation-heritage interpretation, tourism and administration requires a minimum of 36 hours. The master's curriculum emphasizes preparation for careers in historic preservation in an administrative, historic museum, consulting or heritage tourism capacity. It provides practical experience through work-study, internship, cooperative education and field study opportunities.

Master of Science – Preservation Planning (HPPP): The M.S. in historic preservation-preservation planning requires a minimum of 36 hours. The master's curriculum emphasizes preparation for careers in historic preservation in a planning, administrative, historic agency, consulting or heritage tourism capacity. It provides practical experience through work-study, internship, cooperative education and field study opportunities. Description