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CHAPS courses consider diverse challenges in the study of cultural heritage and preservation, considering issues that are specific to sites, buildings, monuments, and landscape preservation and protection, architectural preservation and conservation, material culture studies, disaster planning and mitigation, historic preservation, cultural resource management, urban heritage, cultural resource law, museology, and digital heritage.


Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies

The MA is a two-year degree program (30 credits) that emphasizes the development of a broad understanding of heritage contexts and policies along with development of professional skills. It is open as a stand-alone program to students with a bachelor degree or its equivalent in any discipline. A major focus is practical professional experience, which includes internship or fieldwork experience with an appropriate cultural institution, firm, or governmental agency [learn more].


Dual Masters and Doctor of Laws Degree Program

The School of Law at Newark and CHAPS offer a dual degree program designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in law and cultural heritage and preservation studies. This four-year program leads to a dual MA/LLD degree. This program includes two and one-half years at the Newark Campus studying Law and one and one-half years at the New Brunswick Campus studying Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies [learn more].


Certificate in Historic Preservation

The Certificate in Historic Preservation (15 credits) is available to Rutgers undergraduate and graduate students. It offers students a theoretical and practical introduction to the fields of cultural heritage and preservation through a combination of coursework and a supervised internship. The Certificate will be conferred only in conjunction with the awarding a BA or graduate degree in an established department or other degree-granting program of the University [learn more].


Ph.D. Concentration in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies

This concentration (12 credits) within the Department of Art History's PhD program provides candidates with the opportunity to broaden and give depth to their art historical areas of specialization through the exploration of cross-disciplinary and global approaches to the analysis of monuments, sites and works of art within the context of cultural heritage and preservation studies [learn more].

Department of Art History
Voorhees Hall
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  Phone 848.932.7041
Fax 732.932.1261