- About Chaps
The Program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS) provides a unique opportunity in the region to study heritage preservation issues within local, national, and global contexts. Based in the Department of Art History, CHAPS offers a Certificate in Historic Preservation, (15 credits) open to undergraduates and graduate students, a Master of Cultural Heritage Preservation (30 credits) open to students with a bachelors degree or its equivalent, a MA/JD degree with Rutgers Law School and a Ph.D. Concentration in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies.
The program is interdisciplinary and attracts students from a variety of disciplines and diverse backgrounds. It is designed both for students who wish to study cultural heritage issues as an academic subject, and those who wish to apply those skills in a broad range of non-academic employment opportunities. It combines a rigorous academic program with opportunities for professional training through field work and professional internships. Faculty includes both scholars and practicing professionals in the field, and course offerings are drawn from a variety of departments within the university. In addition, CHAPS offers coursework and internship or field work opportunities abroad through CHAPS Abroad.