University of Oregon

Historic Preservation

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The University of Oregon's Historic Preservation Program offers a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation with an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses architecture, planning, and history. Our program, which is located in the UO School of Architecture and Environment, examines broad cultural concerns while providing students with specific technical skills. We orient our curriculum towards hands-on, field-based opportunities that take advantage of the program’s location in the historic yet fast-growing city of Portland. Students learn the traditional core activities of identification, designation, and protection of historic properties while learning how to understand the cultural context in which these sites developed. Student can choose to concentrate their studies in Sustainable Design and Development; Preservation Planning; or Cultural Heritage. Our students enter the Master's degree program with a range of backgrounds – including architecture and interior design, art history, anthropology, history, and planning – and obtain positions in the public sector (e.g., local government, National Park Service), in private consulting firms, and with nonprofit advocacy organizations.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Lisa Ahrendt
Student Support Specialist, Historic Preservation Program
70 NW Couch Street
Portland, OR  97209
(503) 412-3718

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