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Master of Science in Historic Preservation

Carter L. Hudgins, Program Director


Mary Margaret Schley, Administrative Coordinator


Program Description

The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation offers a 60 credit M.S. in Historic Preservation and is a joint degree program between the College of Charleston and Clemson University. Courses are offered at the studios and laboratories located at 292 Meeting Street near the College of Charleston’s campus. The program is structured sequentially beginning with an initial core semester devoted to the analysis and documentation of historic sites, followed by an implementation semester organized around the development of preservation projects. After a summer internship, the second year is comprised of advanced classes and a required thesis.

The organizational structure of the degree program and the curriculum have been developed with the guidance of numerous professional organizations including the National Council for Preservation Education as well as the regional professional community in preservation and design.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Applications are available through Clemson University’s Graduate School. The Graduate Record Exam [GRE] is required.

Transfer Credit Policy

The MSHP program does not allow automatic transfer of graduate credit. Students with graduate credit earned at another institution, in another department at the College of Charleston or Clemson University, or earned before admission to this program must have prior work evaluated for transfer credit. Requests for transfer credit to the program must be recommended and approved by the Program Director or the Dean of the Graduate School. You must make your request in writing for each course or credited activity to be transferred. Each request must be accompanied by an official transcript, catalog description and syllabus or other supporting documentation.