Ideal for professionals who wish to augment their academic credentials in order to facilitate their work on heritage conservation projects, the 14-unit certificate program includes four core classes that impart the fundamentals of the discipline. The certificate is also an ideal complement to a graduate studies in architecture, landscape architecture, building science, planning, public art administration, geography, anthropology, or other related disciplines.
The Heritage Conservation programs at USC include:
- Master of Heritage Conservation/Master of Planning Dual Degree established in 2014
- Master of Heritage Conservation (formerly Master of Historic Preservation) established in 2002
- Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation, established in 1997
- Summer Fundamentals of Heritage Conservation course, established in 1992
“Our MHC program is the only program of its kind in California. We seek to celebrate diversity in all the ways you might define it. Just as Los Angeles is a dynamic cosmopolitan urban hub, so, too, is the practice of conservation in this context.”
—TRUDI SANDMEIER, DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN HERITAGE CONSERVATION
Following is the program curriculum for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. For previous years, please consult the online USC Catalogue archive.
- REQUIRED COURSES
- SAMPLE ELECTIVES (OR AS APPROVED BY PROGRAM FACULTY ADVISOR OR DIRECTOR)
554 Heritage Conservation Practicum- Advanced Documentation (3 units)
555 Global Perspectives in Heritage Conservation (2 units)
556 Readings in Heritage Conservation Theory (2 units)
558 Fundamentals of Place-Making (2 units)
The USC Catalogue is the document of authority for all students. The program requirements listed in the USC Catalogue supersede any information which may be contained in any bulletin of any school or department. The university reserves the right to change its policies, rules, regulations, requirements for graduation, course offerings and any other contents of this catalogue at any time.