M.A.H.P Learning Goals & Outcomes

Master of Arts in Historic Preservation

The M.A.H.P. program prepares students for careers in historic preservation and heritage conservation through rigorous scholarship, application of critical thinking to practice, and advocacy and community engagement in the service of social justice and sustainability. Through a curriculum and a faculty that grounds students in a broad base of knowledge in the theory, history,and practice of preservation as a framework for specialization, the program seeks to achieve the following outcomes, with graduates being able to:

  1. Use and apply key concepts in the theory and practice of historic preservation in the United States to broaden the goals for the field and advance existing practice.

  2. Envision, assess, and develop new directions for effective work in heritage, planning, and preservation programs.

  3. Articulate, explain, and justify ways in which heritage preservation serves foremost the needs of a broad spectrum of people, centering inclusion, diversity, and social justice.

  4. Provide credible documentation and interpretation of a variety of historic places, from individual buildings to cultural landscapes, as the basis of people-centered work.

  5. Demonstrate preparedness for heritage preservation careers as a qualified professional in various settings, including civil service, architectural history and design, urban planning, education, advocacy, consulting, and new types of careers that facilitate heritage well-being.

Updated: February 2024