Historic Preservation

Pending SACSCOC approval, this program will no longer be offered jointly with Clemson University effective Fall 2022.  Interested students should contact Clemson directly.

(60 Credit Hours)

Historic Preservation Master of Science

Historic preservation candidates participate in many hands-on preservation and conservation projects that complement a curriculum rich in history, theory and materials courses. They learn from architects, architectural historians, conservation specialists and other practitioners in the field of historic preservation. Individual studio spaces equipped with a program computer and the necessary software are provided for all students.

The curriculum is structured in sequential layers. At the end of the first two semesters, you’ll complete a summer internship related to your thesis topic. The second-year curriculum follows a professional track that culminates with a required thesis.

Coursework for this program, administered jointly with Clemson University, is offered entirely in Charleston.

Admissions Criteria

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions
  • Official GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores if your primary language is not English
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Submission of a portfolio, while not required, is encouraged

Application Deadlines

Priority: February 15

(No spring or summer admission.)

Contact Information

Jon Marcoux
program director
Clemson University/College of Charleston
701 E. Bay Street, Suite 202
Phone: 843.937.9567
Amanda Tucker
student services program coordinator
701 E. Bay Street, Suite 202
Phone: 843.937.9596
administrative manager
701 E. Bay Street, Suite 202
Phone: 843.723.1747

Additional Information