Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation

Graduate students in URP 529: Recording Place: Field Methods in Historic Preservation course exploring architectural styles in Buffalo’s historic Linwood neighborhood.

Graduate students in URP529: Documentation and Field Methods course exploring architectural styles and physical environmental conditions in Buffalo’s historic Linwood neighborhood.

The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation program welcomes interested students with educational and professional backgrounds in fields as diverse as architecture, urban planning, environmental studies, geography, ecological behavior, law, archaeology, history, journalism, art history and urban studies.

The Advanced Certificate in Historic Preservation may also be pursued concurrently with the Master of Urban Planning, the Master of Architecture, the Master of Science in Architecture,   or other graduate degrees at the University at Buffalo.

Curricular elements include history and theory, methods, environmental conservation, preservation planning and design and taking advantage of the incredible historic resources in the Buffalo Niagara region.

Please Note:

If you are interested in becoming a professional historic preservationist, you may wish to review the Secretary of the Interior's requirements, which include a combination of education and experience.


Meet the Historic Preservation Affiliated Faculty

  • Kerry Traynor
    Director of Graduate Programs and Historic Preservation - Department of Urban and Regional Planning - Hayes Hall 226 - 716-829-5885
  • Hiroaki Hata
    Associate Professor Hiroaki Hata’s research and creative work focuses on the design, history, theory and criticism of urban structures and community development.

Interested in an advanced graduate certificate in historic preservation?

Would you like to learn more?

Kevin P. Donovan
Director of Graduate Recruitment
129 Hayes Hall