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:
The learning outcomes of the Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation are intended to balance theory and practice, as well as research and outreach, including:
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."
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
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
Certificate-only students are not eligible for financial aid, Graduate College funding, or Graduate Assistantships. Certificate-only students are only eligible for student employment.
Currently accepting applications
Currently accepting applications
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