Upon completion of this degree program, Master of Heritage Conservation students will attain: 

An understanding of the local, regional, national, and international theories and practices related to heritage conservation.

An advanced understanding of materials conservation, policy and planning, conservation theory, global conservation efforts, architectural and landscape history, best-practices in resource documentation and evaluation, sustainability, and historic site management.

An appreciation of Los Angeles’ richly diverse communities, as those communities inform the meaning and values we ascribe to the built environment.

An appreciation for the complexity of conserving sites of cultural significance, intangible cultural heritage, and recent past resources, topics overwhelmingly important in complex urban environments like Los Angeles.

An understanding of the gaps in the historical record especially in relationship to underrepresented communities of color and women.

An in-depth understanding of the relationship between heritage conservation and its allied disciplines, including architecture, urban planning, cultural resource management, real estate development, construction, and materials conservation.