The Master of Heritage Preservation (MHP) degree is a two-year program consisting of 42 credit hours. The Historic Preservation Track focuses on the built environment, architecture, landscapes and the preservation of historic sites. The Public History Track focuses on the interpretation of history to a public audience through exhibits, online resources, oral histories, archives and museum studies.
We also offer a Heritage Preservation Graduate Certificate consisting of 18 credit hours with a concentration in either public history or historic preservation.
Students benefit from Georgia State University’s location in the heart of Atlanta, the capital of Georgia and a regional center. Faculty members are current leaders in historic preservation and public history bringing significant knowledge and practice to the classroom. Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) and internships provide valuable professional experience that prepares students for full-time employment after graduation in a variety of local, state and national agencies and organizations, as well as in the private and non-profit sectors. Through cross registration, students in the MHP Program have access to the courses and resources of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University and the Atlanta University Center.
Our students use their heritage preservation education to teach, advocate, restore, interpret and plan for the preservation and interpretation of historic resources to a public audience.