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Historic Preservation, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Program faculty have demonstrated expertise in museums, historic sites, archives, public programming, architectural history, the National Register of Historic Places, and the preservation of the built environment.

The Historic Preservation program of the Southeast Missouri State University is designed to not only provide students with depth and breadth in the field of historic preservation, but to also give them a broad-based understanding of the larger field of public history. In addition to core classes in the preservation of the built environment, students take breadth requirement courses in various aspects of public history, such as museums, historic sites and archives. As part of these breadth requirements, a practicum course involves students in a semester-long project, such as developing an exhibit at a local museum, processing an archival collection, or developing an interpretative plan for a historic site.

What You'll Do

  • Develop expertise in conducting local history research for museums, historic sites, and preservation organizations.
  • Learn to analyze and document the built environment.
  • Prepare draft nominations for the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Conduct historic resource surveys for the Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission.
  • Have the opportunity to participate in a two-week summer field school studying French Colonial architecture and historic site administration in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
  • Enhance their skills and knowledge through completion of a professional internship.

Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Shiloh National Military Park
  • Fort Ticonderoga
  • Holocaust Museum
  • The Library of Congress

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historiography
  • Historic Preservation
  • Techniques of Local History
  • Problems in Historic Preservation
  • History of American Architecture
  • Legal and Economic Principles of Historic Preservation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Submit your Online application
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Passport
  • Academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) for scholarship consideration (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 225 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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