Graduate Certificate: Historic Preservation

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • demonstrate the ability to identify, synthesize, and interpret historic resources.
  • demonstrate the ability to apply historic preservation methods and techniques.
  • demonstrate effective professional writing and communication skills.

The highest standard for historic preservation education is membership in the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE). Once approved, the program will seek membership.  The program has been designed in accordance with NCPE membership standards, which are found at the following link:

The certificate requires 18 credits (six 3-credit courses), as follows:

Program Requirements:

UPD 5743Introduction to Historic Preservation3
UPD 5744History of the Built Environment3
UPD 5745Historic Preservation Methods3
UPD 5700Advanced Planning Theory & Practice3
UPD 5710Historic Preservation Studio3
or UPD 5790 Historic Preservation Internship
Electives selected from below or as approved by advisor3
History of Urban Planning & Design
Advanced GIS for Urban Planning
Urban Environmental Planning
Urban Redevelopment
American Housing
Rise of the City in the U.S.
Kansas City: History of a Regional Metropolis
The American West
Public History: Theory and Method
Public History and New Media
History of Modern Design
Urban Policy and Administration
Topics In Nonprofit Fundraising
Urban Geography
Global Tourism
Preservation Law
Cultural Preservation Law
Year I
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
UPD 57433UPD 57003
UPD 57443UPD 57453
 6 6
Year II
Fall SemesterCredits 
UPD 5710 or 57903 
Total Credits: 18