Curriculum

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Drawing on Pratt’s interdisciplinary strengths in architecture; urban design; and city, regional, and environmental planning; the graduate Historic Preservation program prepares students for leadership within a continuously changing preservation context. With a broad grasp of cultural heritage issues, law, policy, and practice coupled with documentation, evaluation, communication, and interpretative skills, the program’s scholars are prepared with the essential practical and professional tools of the field. Case studies and interaction with community leaders and practitioners insures an integrative, interdisciplinary, and inclusive approach. The New York City environment, its urban context, and an accomplished faculty support the goal of excellence and national recognition in the field.

CURRICULUM  (See Course Descriptions for more information)

YEAR 1:

FALL

PR 640 History/Theory of Preservation (3 credits)

PR 643B Architecture & Urban History I: Europe (3 credits)

PR 641 Documentation/Interpretation (3 credits)

PR 651 Building Technology (3 credits)

Total: 12 credits

 

SPRING

PR 661 Preservation Law & Policy (3 credits)

PR 642A Concepts of Heritage (3 credits)

PR 643A Architecture & Urban History II: United States (3 credits)

Elective (3 credits)

Total: 12 credits

 

YEAR 2:

FALL

PR 891 Demonstration of Professional Competence  (3 credits) 

PR 652A Interventions, Alterations, & Adaptive Reuse (3 credits)

Elective (3 credits)

Total: 9 credits

 

SPRING

PR 840.01 Preservation Studio (5 credits)

PR 670A.01 Intro to Real Estate Development (1 credit)

PR 670B Real Estate Market Analysis (1 credit)

PR 670C Preservation Tax Credit Projects (1 credit)

Elective (3 credits)

Total: 11 credits

 

Total: 44 credits

 

Preservation electives offered in fall:

PR 631 Project Management (1 credit)

PR 781 International Conservation (1 credit)

PR 712A Main St. Revitalization (1 credit)

 

Preservation electives offered in spring:

PR 761 Public History (3 credits)

PR 749C Special Topics in Preservation: Conservation (3 credits)