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Program/Degree
Heritage Conservation (Certificate NDP) 
Program Description

The Heritage Conservation program educates students in the preservation of the built environment and prepares students for practice in the field of heritage conservation. The Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation is:

  • Interdisciplinary, teaching holistic problem-solving within an integrated environment of natural and cultural resources including the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, history, landscape architecture, materials science, and planning; and
  • Inter-institutional, promoting collaborative engagement between public and private institutions with a curriculum incorporating community service as a method of learning.

The learning outcomes of the Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation are intended to balance theory and practice, as well as research and outreach, including:

  • Awareness of geographic, cultural, technological, economic, and political factors that shape the built environment; of building traditions of cultural groups and historic periods that define the Greater Southwest.
  • Understanding of heritage conservation terms, concepts, and philosophical foundations; of legal, regulatory, and economic development tools; of treatment standards for historic properties; of cultural resource management business and ethical principles.
  • Ability to conduct research using primary and secondary information resources; to survey, document, and communicate cultural artifacts, buildings, sites, districts, and cultural landscapes according to professional (Secretary of Interior) standards; to analyze building construction systems, components, and materials to make conservation treatment recommendations; to interpret the meaning of built environments to a larger audience.
 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture -

The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, the nation's leader in sustainable design and planning for arid regions. CAPLA embodies the oldest design and planning programs in the state of Arizona. CAPLA faculty work at the forefront of sustainability and regenerative development, specifically, alternative energy, water conservation, landscape ecology, climate change adaptation, affordable housing, and heritage preservation. Our alumni are recognized internationally for modern desert architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning and design comprising what is known as the "Arizona School."

 
College
College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Emilio Jesus Romero
520-621-9819
Graduate Program Coordinator
Emilio Jesus Romero
520-621-9819
Director of Graduate Studies
Gina Chorover
520-626-7675
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Kristi R Davenport
520-626-1930
 
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation is designed as both a stand-alone program and to be integrated with other degrees, including the M.Architecture, M.S.Architecture, M.Landscape Architecure, M.S.Planning, and M.A.Anthopology degrees. The student is responsible for choosing the appropriate option and, in the case of a degree program, working with the Heritage Conservation Certificate Coordinator and his/her degree program advisor to develop a mutually agreeable plan of study. Students must comply to the University of Arizona’s Graduate College eligibility requirements including a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale from a baccalaureate degree.  Students who bring in units from NDS, outside transfer, or a UA Major other than MS PLNG, MLA LAR, MS ARCH, must complete a minimum of 12 units ‘in residence’ in the certificate program. If they bring in more than 6 units from another program, they may take ARC 597B Special Projects in Architecture to complete the residence units.

A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited undergraduate degree program.

3 Letter of Recommendation.
Personal essay/statement of purpose for graduate study, including potential research interests.
Biographical profile/resume including a complete record of academic and professional work

Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than April 1 and if admitted, will be asked to confirm their attendance by April 15.
Preferred selection begins in February, but we will continue accepting qualified applicants through April.

Official transcripts may be mailed to
CAPLA Graduate Programs Office
University of Arizona
1040 N. Olive
Tucson, AZ 85721

 
Standardized Tests

Required test(s): N/A
Required GRE Subject tests: N/A

Recommended tests: N/A
Recommended GRE Subject tests: N/A

Minimum GRE Verbal: N/A
Minimum GRE Quantitative: N/A
Minumum GRE Written: N/A
Minimum GMAT: N/A
Minimum MAT: N/A
Minimum TOEFL: 79
Minimum IELTS: 7

 
Financial Aid

Certificate-only students are not eligible for financial aid, Graduate College funding, or Graduate Assistantships. Certificate-only students are only eligible for student employment.

 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

Currently accepting applications

International Applicants:

Currently accepting applications

 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation are required to complete 18 units of required coursework in order to obtain the degree. Please visit the program website for more details regarding program requirements

 
Minor Requirements

Not applicable

 
Student Handbook
http://capla.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/file_uploads/Arch%20Graduate%20Student%20Handbook_032717.pdf  
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Last revised 03 Jun 2019