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.

Museum Studies

If you concentrate in Museum Studies within History, you could work at a museum, historic site, or other public history venue as:

  • curator
  • exhibit developer/planner
  • collections manager
  • director/administrator
  • media developer (radio documentaries, web sites, video)
  • marketing/public relations director
Historic Preservation

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.

Historic Preservation

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
Museum Studies

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.