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College of Environment and Design

Master of Historic Preservation


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Since 1982, the Master of Historic Preservation (MHP) program has prepared students for broad-based careers in the conservation and management of historic resources in both the built and natural environments. The two-year MHP degree is structured to develop versatile, competent, and highly motivated professionals who can perceive preservation opportunities in the broadest sense and develop strategies ensuring the protection and use of cultural resources as a part of the fabric of urban and rural environments. 

The MHP program admits approximately 15-20 students each year. Students from all undergraduate disciplines are encouraged to apply. The program has admitted students with a variety of backgrounds ranging from history and anthropology to nursing, agriculture, advertising, and theater. An accelerated MHP degree, a joint Juris Doctor and MHP, and a Historic Preservation certificate are also available.

 

 

John Waters

Professor Emeritus John Waters founded the MHP program at UGA, and has worked tirelessly throughout his career to advocate for preservation. Here he is seen (second from left) with Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter in 1971 for the Historic Preservation Week Proclamation.  

 

Denmark in Snow

Be sure to check the SHPO Facebook and the CED Facebook and Instagram sites for the most current information and pictures.

James Reap
MHP Program Coordinator
jreap@uga.edu
101 Denmark Hall
706 542-4706

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