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Historic Preservation

Our dynamic Master of Science in Historic Preservation is an all-encompasing program covering the areas of restoration design, materials conservation, architectural history, and preservation planning, all while affording the flexibility to explore specific areas of interest through elective coursework in the field of heritage conservation.

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Blending Science with Art Throughout the Birthplace of Modern Architecture

Students complete an extensive internship with preservation agencies, conservators, restoration architects, or designers of their choosing. This hands-on experience exposes students to the latest preservation techniques and provides one-on-one involvement with practiced professionals.

Chicago is Our Classroom

The Windy City is an incredible resource for study and exploration within preservation. We utilize Chicago and the surrounding areas as a laboratory, and nearly all department projects involve Chicago or Chicago-area buildings and sites, often resulting in community-based projects that connect and serve the public.

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Our Alumni Compose a Network of Passionate Professionals

Prepared to conserve, restore, and revitalize the built environment, graduates of our program have gone on to become preservation planners, consultants to restoration architects, historic interior designers, historic site managers, historic building materials consultants, contractors, site interpreters, preservation researchers, and advocates.