Database of historic preservation-related academic programs in the United States

The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) has reviewed historic preservation education programs throughout the United States, according to our membership standards. The programs in the database linked to below all comply with these standards.

The NCPE Guide to Academic Programs in Historic Preservation and Allied Fields is provided as a reference source to assist prospective students in identifying various historic preservation education degree programs in the United States.

The charts on these pages are dynamically searchable, making it simple to narrow a search to (for example) all programs within a particular state, or emphasizing a particular area of interest within the field of historic preservation.

NCPE’s objectives are:

  • Encouraging and assisting in the development and improvement of historic preservation education programs and endeavors in the United States and elsewhere;
  • Coordinating efforts related to preservation education with public and private organizations and interested individuals;
  • Facilitating the collection, exchange and dissemination of information and ideas concerning preservation education;
  • Creating public awareness of endeavors in preservation education.

NCPE publishes the Preservation Education & Research (PER) journal. The mission of this peer-reviewed journal is to exchange and disseminate information concerning preservation education and research.

NCPE sponsors internships, preservation conferences, and PreserveNet. Annual membership meetings are held in the fall, generally at the same location and time as the annual conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A high point of each annual meeting is the dinner banquet at which NCPE members and guests honor an outstanding preservation educator with NCPE’s James Marston Fitch Award.

See NCPE’s database + photo credit.

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