Interdisciplinary Certificate in Historic Preservation

The graduate Interdisciplinary Certificate in Historic Preservation (ICHP) was created to integrate existing historic preservation resources across the College of Design, Construction and Planning and campus in response to broadening interest in historic preservation.

The ICHP allows Master’s and Ph.D. students majoring in architecture, building construction, interior design, museum studies, anthropology, tourism, and other disciplines to learn the basics of historic preservation.

  1. Submit the following:
    • Statement of purpose (max 1,500 words);
    • a letter of support from your graduate committee chair (where this is not possible, a letter from the graduate advisor of your discipline is acceptable);
    • an unofficial transcript;
    • a current resume;
    • email to HPinfo@dcp.ufl.edu with the subject line “ICHP Application”.
  1. Complete the ICHP Intent to Pursue form with the Historic Preservation Program Director.
  1. Currently enrolled UF students, complete the UF Formal Certificate Application here (https://my.admissions.ufl.edu/register/CertCEApp). You do not pay any fee and you will use your GatorLink username and password to apply.
  1. Contact your current department after you apply as they will ‘refer’ the online certificate application to the Historic Preservation Program. Your Graduate Coordinator may not know how to complete this step, but someone who handles admissions for the department will be authorized to complete this step. Please ask that they email HPinfo@dcp.ufl.edu so we know it is ready for the online decision.
  1. Complete your required courses as laid out in the ICHP Intent to Pursue.
  1. Fill out the ICHP Completion Form and email to HPinfo@dcp.ufl.edu .
  1. Upon the Historic Preservation Program Director decision, notification will be posted for you to see in the same online certificate application.
  1. You will receive a paper certificate in the mail and completion will be reflected in your transcripts.

Each Master’s student must take at least 4 courses with a minimum of 12 credits of approved historic preservation related courses. Each Ph.D. student must take at least 5 courses with a minimum of 15 credits of approved historic preservation related courses.

The following requirements apply:

  • All students must take History and Theory of Historic Preservation (DCP 6710)
  • All students must maintain a minimum grade of “B” in each course in order to complete the concentration
  • All remaining courses must be approved by the Historic Preservation Program Director

Course Requirements:

  • At least one course must be outside the student’s own college;
  • Another course must be outside the student’s discipline (department or school)
  • At least one course must be a 3-credit graduate history course

Preservation Institute Nantucket: Students can attend the off-campus Preservation Institute Nantucket summer program (Summer B), which accounts for 6 credits over 2 courses. More information on PIN can be found at: https://dcp.ufl.edu/historic-preservation/research/pin/.

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