Graduate Historic Preservation

Option 2

Option 2 (52 credit hours) is a two-year program designed for students who do not have previous educational or professional experience in historic preservation.

The first year of the program, you’ll learn fundamental knowledge and applied skills in a broad range of subjects, including architectural history, the history of the preservation movement, European and international conservation, research methods, preservation technology, documentation, preservation law and planning, and preservation economics.

In year two, you’ll engage in a preservation design studio class with a community client organization and draw upon classroom and field experiences in writing a master’s thesis or creative project. Complementary elective courses can be taken in other disciplines.

First Year
Fall Semester
ARCH 528 History of North American Architecture 3
ARCH 540 Introduction to Historic Preservation 3
ARCH 542 Historic Preservation Research Methods and Documentation 3
ARCH 545 Historic Preservation Design and Graphic Documentation 3
ARCH 547 Historic Preservation Technology 1 3
Total Credits     15
Spring Semester
ARCH 530 History of Architecture, Planning, and Engineering in the Midwest 3
ARCH 541 Historic Preservation Law and Planning 3
ARCH 544 Historic Preservation Economics 3
ARCH 549 Historic Preservation Technology 2 3
ARCH 674 Historic Preservation Proposal 1
Total Credits     13
Summer Semester
ARCH 669 Historic Preservation Internship     0
Total Credits 0
Second Year
Fall Semester
ARCH 506 Historic Preservation Design Studio 6
ARCH 598 Elective in Architecture; Landscape Architecture; or Urban Planning 3
Elective in any discipline approved by the Graduate Program Director 3
Total Credits 12
Spring Semester Alternative 1
ARCH 573 Historic Preservation Colloquium 3
ARCH 696
or RES 697
or CRPRJ 698
Historic Preservation Professional Project
Research Paper
Creative Project
3
Elective in any discipline approved by the Graduate Program Director 3
Elective in any discipline approved by the Graduate Program Director 3
Total Credits 12
Spring Semester Alternative 2
ARCH 573 Historic Preservation Colloquium 3
THES 698
or CRPRJ 698
Thesis
Creative Project
6
Elective in any discipline approved by the Graduate Program Director 3
Total Credits       12
Cumulative Total     56
     

For course descriptions and complete information on program requirements, please consult the Ball State University Graduate Catalog.

For more information, contact Mary Ann Heidemann, director of the graduate program in historic preservation. 

Department of Architecture
Architecture Building (AB), Room 402
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-1900
Fax: 765-285-1765