Career Options

Mary Washington University, B.A. in historic preservation

James Madison University, public history concentration as part of a B.A. in history
Longwood University, B.A. in History with a certificate or concentration in public history
Marymount University, B.A. in History with minor in public history
Roanoke College, B.A. in History with a concentration in public history
Goucher College, historic preservation minor as part of a B.A. in history; also offers a M.A. in historic preservation

George Mason University offers an M.A. in Applied History
The University of Virginia offers a Historic Preservation Certificate in the Graduate School of Architecture.
Virginia Commonwealth University has a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation Planning.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has a public history certificate option as part of the M.A. program.

University of Maryland offers a Master of Historic Preservation Degree through their School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation  There is also a 16-credit graduate degree certificate.

Eastern Michigan University has one of the country’s largest graduate historic preservation degree programs.
The public history program at Loyola University Chicago also comes highly recommended
Wayne State University has an M.A. program in public history.and a dual degree program in public history and library and information science

There are several online options for a graduate degree in historic preservation o public history, but these might be pricey.
George Mason University, through Mason Online, offers a graduate certificate in digital public humanities
Boston Architectural College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Arizona State University
Goucher College
Southern New Hampshire University

Members of the program’s advisory committee and the program faculty are available to assist students with finding employment in the field or advice with continuing studies. Some programs graduates are now working with:
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens
Loudoun County government
Manassas Museum
National Park Service
Woodlawn Manor
Fairfax County