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This two year master’s degree program (30 credits) emphasizes the development of a broad understanding of heritage contexts and policies along with development of professional skills through seminars and directed internships. Its aim is to train students in theoretical and practical approaches to cultural heritage conservation, specifically the monuments, sites, objects and inherited practices that constitute the tangible and intangible remains of the past.
The program is multidisciplinary and cross-cultural in emphasis. Faculty includes both academics from a variety of disciplines and heritage professionals. Courses are also offered through CHAPS Abroad, emphasizing interaction with faculty and professionals within the host country. A major focus is practical professional experiences, which includes internship or fieldwork with an appropriate cultural institution, firm, or governmental/non-governmental agency. Opportunities are available at local, national and international levels, and reflect the student's area of focus.
As an affiliated member of the Project Forum UNESCO – University and Heritage, CHAPS is globally focused and committed to working in collaboration with UNESCO for the protection, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage through joint research and education initiatives.
Application to the program is competitive and open to students with a bachelor degree and strong interest in cultural heritage studies, regardless of field. Applicants with related professional experience are welcome to apply.
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Department of Art History
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901