Looking up at an interior wooden stair well.

The Warwick Tower by Clay Lancaster

Photo by Alan Rideout

The Power of Place
The Power of Place

Historic Preservation

The Historic Preservation program at the University of Kentucky gives students an opportunity to learn in some of the nation’s most varied urban and rural landscapes.

The College of Design has three Historic Preservation offerings:  Master of Historic Preservation, and graduate certificates in Historic Preservation both online and in the classroom.

more info on Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation


Students can choose from one of three Historic Preservation pathways.  The Master of Historic Preservation is a comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare students for a career in HP.  The on-campus and on-line certificate curriculum provides fundamental knowledge and is offered to College of Design students as well as students and professionals from other disciplines. 

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"This is a time of growth for the Department of Historic Preservation as this next generation of students have ample opportunities to hone their preservation skills in the field."

Apply to the School of Historic Preservation

We get it. Applying to college may be one of the biggest decisions you’ve had to make so far in life. Luckily, we’ve streamlined this process for you. Please choose which Historic Preservation offering you want to apply to and follow the link.


The program is certified by the National Council for Preservation (NCPE).


Take that next step toward a career in design. Apply today and prepare for tomorrow.

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Sometimes the best way to make a decision is to see it with your own eyes. Schedule a visit, and let us show you the power of this place.

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Make sure future generations of students have the same positive experience you had by giving back to the College of Design.

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