Historic Preservation and American Studies (HPAM)

Graduate Degree Program
College:  Architecture / Arts and Humanities

ABSTRACT

The Historic Preservation (HISP) and American Studies (AMST) Dual Master's Degree program offers individuals with interests in both fields a framework to complete combined professional and research master's degrees in as few as five semesters. Students in this degree track learn the theories, practices, and skills associated with Historic Preservation’s emphasis on material culture represented by landscapes and monuments, as well as architecture in both its high styles and vernacular forms and American Studies’ dual emphases on diversity, culture and identity and the cultures of everyday life. Together, but from different perspectives, these fields center community, social justice, diversity and inclusion, interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation and practice. Students in both fields will learn from seminars, readings courses, and community-engaged coursework that cultivates a broad interdisciplinary skill set. The combination of these programs enables the student to cultivate synergies between practice and theory through internships, studios, scholarly papers, and public presentations.

CONTACT

Jeremy Wells, PhD
Director, Historic Preservation Program
Associate Professor 
School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
1200 Architecture Building
3835 Campus Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301.405.2176
Fax: 301.314.9583
Emailjcwells@umd.edu

Department of American Studies
1328 Tawes Hall
7751 Alumni Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301.405.1354
Fax: 301.314.9453
Emailamst-dgs@umd.edu

Website: http://www.amst.umd.edu

Courses:  AMST