Deciding Which Degree Fits You
M.A. in History
If you have an undergraduate degree in history or a related field, this is the option for you.
If you concentrate in Museum Studies within History, you could work at a museum, historic site, or other public history venue as:
- exhibit developer/planner
- collections manager
- media developer (radio documentaries, web sites, video)
- marketing/public relations director
NOTE: The concentration in Historic Preservation has been identified for discontinuation. Applicants may be counseled to identify a different concentration..
M.S. in IAR
If you have an undergraduate degree in interior design, architecture or a closely related design field, this option is the one for you.
If you concentrate in Historic Preservation within IAR, you could:
- work for a local planning department or state historic preservation office
- practice preservation-related design and planning
- research and write National Register nominations
- conduct architectural surveys
- serve as a consultant for a developer who deals with historic neighborhoods and Main Streets
- work at an historic site as a designer, interpreter or administrator
If you concentrate in Museum Studies within IAR, you could work at a museum, historic site or other public history venue as:
- exhibit designer
- graphic designer
- web designer
- museum administrator
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Historic Preservation
The certificate is ideal for professionals who already have a job in the field (and are seeking further training) or people who already have a Master's and want to gain additional skills.
This certificate introduces students to current issues and practices in the field by having them take three core Historic Preservation courses (Historic Preservation: Principles and Practice; History of American Landscapes and Architecture; and Preservation Planning and Law), a for-credit internship, and one elective.